Application Instructions

Visit an Information Session at the Paul G. Allen Center.

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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For current UW students applying to Computer Science or Computer Engineering, applications are submitted through the College of Engineering’s online application

The application procedure varies depending upon your current student status. Please review our information for your specific situation:  

Nearly all current UW students apply through Regular Admission, after completing all CSE prerequisites. A small number of UW students may instead qualify for Non-Traditional Admission (those who discover CSE late, and apply with partial CSE prerequisites complete). For Regular Admission and Non-Traditional Admission, the application process opens twice per year:

  • The application for autumn quarter opens in mid-June and has a deadline of July 1st.
  • The application for spring quarter opens in mid-January and has a deadline of February 1st.

Transfer Students should see our detailed info, especially regarding updates to our process. Transfer students are also considered through Regular Admission. However, transfer applicants who would begin the CSE major in their first quarter at UW will be considered for admission to CSE based on their UW application; they do not need to apply separately to CSE. Please see the linked page for more info.

High School Direct Admission is a pathway for entry into CSE directly after high school. Please see the linked page for more details.

We also feature specific advice targeted to certain groups of students: