Applying to college is exciting but going through the process can bring up a lot of questions. We’re here to help you along the way. This page will take you through the basics and lead you to the detailed information you need.
Am I a transfer applicant?
You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed (or will complete) college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university following the summer after high school graduation, but have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree.
Transfer Admissions Journey
What can you expect when you apply to UW Bothell? The admissions journey below outlines the full process from beginning to end.
Step 1: Explore
The discovery phase in your college search is a time to explore your passions and see how we can help you achieve your goals.
Come experience the sights and sounds of our park-like setting and determine if it’s the right fit for you.
Speak with your admissions counselor to review transcripts or answer your questions about the application.
Step 2: Apply
REVIEW ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The type of requirements an applicant must fulfill depends on how many credits have been completed at the time of application.
REVIEW TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES
UW Bothell has specific policies regarding transfer credit for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
DETERMINE YOUR DATES & DEADLINES
When you apply to UW Bothell as a transfer student, you must also apply to your desired major.
USE OUR TRANSFER PLANNING WORKSHEETS
Transfer planning worksheets will help you plan your course of study prior to transferring to UW Bothell.
COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
Transfer students use the CollegeNet application, which serves as both the general UW application and the application for your intended major.
CHECK EMAIL & MISSING ITEMS
After you apply, we will if reach out if something is missing and/or to submit final high school or community college transcripts.
Step 3: Enroll
ACCEPT YOUR ADMISSION
You did it! Being admitted to UW Bothell is a big accomplishment and another step towards making your dreams a reality. Accept your offer of admission to become a member of the Husky family by paying the $100 deposit.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
If you are seeking assistance to help fund your UW Bothell education, consider applying for financial aid. The priority application deadline is January 15 of each year, but you can still apply for financial aid after the deadline.
EXPLORE MORE STEPS
Get ready for your arrival on campus by completing all the remaining next steps, such as submitting vaccine documentation and attending Orientation.
Transfer Application Deadlines
As a transfer student applicant, you’ll apply directly to your desired major. Please review our program admission deadlines to see when your desired major accepts applications throughout the year.
Start your application
The University of Washington Bothell seeks students who can benefit from its wealth of academic and cultural opportunities and can contribute to its amazing energy and rich diversity of experiences. Our holistic review process looks beyond grades and standardized tests.
Transfer credit policies
To students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, the Office of Admissions awards transfer credit according to the guidelines discussed here. Admissions reserves the right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions of higher education.
Transfer planning worksheets
Transfer planning worksheets will help you plan your course of study prior to transferring to UW Bothell. They provide a fill-in-the-blank format to track your progress to UW Bothell. The guides also contain information regarding:
- How to be a competitive applicant
- UW Areas of Inquiry requirements (General Education)
- Prerequisite courses and equivalencies