Post-bac Students

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Dates are posted online.

For current UW students, the admission deadline is February 1st for Spring admission and July 1st for Fall admission.

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This information is intended for students who already hold a bachelor's degree (in any subject, from any school) and are interested in studying undergraduate-level material in computing from UW's Computer Science and Engineering department.

  • If you want to take UW courses but do not want to complete a degree, you may enroll through UW Extension's Non-Degree Enrollment program.
  • If you want to enroll as a post-bac to take courses in preparation for grad school, but you will not apply to a CSE major, you should contact a UW Admissions Counselor.

Due to extremely high demand for our program from first-time bachelor's students, UW CSE is not currently accepting applications from students looking for a second bachelor's degree (i.e., post-baccalaureate applications for a bachelor's degree).

We are considering the possibility of a new program specifically for post-baccalaureate students in the future that  would likely provide in-depth study but less than a full bachelor's degree.  If you would like to express interest in such a program and be contacted if more information becomes available, please fill out this short form.

For now, we recommend that prospective students who already hold bachelor's degrees consider alternative options*, for example:

*While we suggest considering these options, the CSE department does not endorse any specific program or college.