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Returning Students


If you have not been enrolled for two consecutive quarters (excluding summer quarter), then you must submit a returning student application by the application priority date for your expected quarter of re-entry.

Because academic programs determine admission based upon prior academic record and space availability, admission is not guaranteed to returning students. Returning non-matriculated students are re-admitted as space permits.


Instructions and Restrictions

  • The University will accept but not process a Returning Former Student Re-enrollment application for any student who has either a financial or academic hold on their transcript or registration. Once the hold has been cleared, the application will be processed.
  • A returning student must pay a non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit after they are re-admitted but before they will be able to register for courses.

A student applying to enter the University for the first time or in a new category/class may not apply as a returning student. Instead, students who are not returning to UW Bothell should consult information about their appropriate category.


Application Requirements

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the Returning Student Application
  2. $60 non-refundable application fee
  3. Updated Transcripts (if applicable)

Apply as a Returning Student here


Application Dates

Submit your application by the application priority date as listed on the Application Dates Page. Applications may be accepted after the priority due date on a space-available basis.

Click here to review the application dates

Application Dates


If you have specific questions, please contact us at (425) 352-5000 or email us.