CSE admits students for autumn and spring quarters only (not for winter or summer). Transfer students planning for CSE should apply for autum or spring, through the standard UW transfer application (no separate CSE application is necessary). Transfer application deadlines are 5 to 7 months before the quarter of admission, so make sure to read the UW admissions information carefully.
Prerequisites for both the Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors are listed on the Regular Admission page.
Transfer credit information and a Transfer Equivalency Guide are available from the UW Admissions website. We also maintain a list of CSE transfer credit awarded for courses from local community and technical colleges: List of courses transferring as CSE 142 and 143.
Introductory CSE Courses
Our introductory sequence currently consists of two courses: CSE 142 (Computer Programming I) and CSE 143 (Computer Programming II). Both are taught in Java. Extensive materials for these courses (e.g., lecture notes, assignments, exams) are available at:
- CSE 142 (Computer Programming I) course materials
- CSE 143 (Computer Programming II) course materials
There are also websites for other courses offered in the department.
Advanced Placement (AP) Test Credits
UW students with AP scores of 4 or 5 on the Computer Science A Exam may receive credit for CSE 142.
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