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Bachelor of Science

The UW Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program accepts applications from current UW students  and transfer applicants.

Admission into UW EE is very competitive and we may not be able to offer admission to all applicants who meet the minimum prerequisites.

Deadlines

Our deadlines differ according to your admission pathway.  Deadlines are noted below in the details for each pathway.

Students are notified via email of their admission status approximately one month following the application deadline. If you have questions about the deadlines, contact the UW EE Advising Office at undergrad@ee.washington.edu or 206-221-5270.

Selection Criteria

The Admissions Committee will evaluate qualifications based on submitted materials which include an essay and ALL transcripts for ALL colleges attended. Due to the large number of applicants, we cannot include personal interviews as part of the selection process. Applicants are encouraged to attend a UW EE Information Session (see details below).

High School Students – Direct-to-College

Beginning with students admitted to UW for autumn quarter 2018.

Freshman applicants who meet UW admissions criteria and who list an engineering department (or Engineering-undecided) as their first choice major on their application will automatically be considered for Direct to College admission. For more information about Direct to College admission visit http://www.engr.washington.edu/news/direct-to-college

To be eligible for placement in the UW EE program, you should have:

  • Grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in the courses required for placement
  • Completed the following prerequisite courses or equivalent prior to the application deadline:
    • MATH 124, 125, 126 and 307 — 18 credits
    • CHEM 142 — 5 credits
    • PHYS 121, 122 123 — 15 credits
    • ENGL 131 or other composition course — 5 credits

Applicants can have up to two prerequisites in progress during the time of application (e.g. MATH 307 and PHYS 123). Students must have MATH 307 and PHYS 123 complete prior to starting in the electrical engineering major.

If the number of Engineering Undeclared students requesting placement into the major exceeds the department capacity for Engineering Undeclared students, a competitive matching process will be used. The department will use a holistic review. If you have questions about Direct to College admission, the placement process or advising for Engineering Undeclared Students, see the College of Engineering website.

Current UW Students

For students admitted to UW prior to autumn 2018.

Current students who entered UW in autumn quarter 2017 or earlier — whether in the pre-engineering major or any non-engineering major — work to complete prerequisites and have the opportunity to apply for competitive admission to UW EE. For students admitted to UW for autumn quarter 2017 or earlier, upper division admission is the most common path to admission.

UW EE Application Deadlines

  • For admission to UW EE for spring quarter 2018:  February 1, 2018
  • For admission to UW EE for autumn quarter 2018:  July 1, 2018
  • For admission to UW EE for Autumn quarter 2019: April 5, 2019

Apply using the College of Engineering department application.  Even when the application is not open, you can read the list of requirements and see the prompts by visiting the application website to prepare.

Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you should have:

  • Grade of 2.0 or higher in each prerequisite course
  • Cumulative UW GPA of 2.5 or higher in the courses required for placement
  • Completed the following prerequisite courses or equivalent:
    • MATH 124, 125 and 126 — 15 credits
    • CHEM 142 — 5 credits
    • PHYS 121 and 122 — 10 credits
    • ENGL 131 or other composition course — 5 credits

Transfer Students

For students at a college or university other than UW.

To be eligible to apply, transfer students must meet the upper division admission requirements above. You are strongly encouraged to email UW EE Advising as soon as possible to make sure credits transfer and that you have completed the prerequisite courses before applying.

Transferring into UW EE involves two separate admissions processes. You must complete both by the deadlines below to be considered. The Transfer application deadlines are changing starting in 2019. Note that the deadline for the UW is significantly earlier than for UW EE.

Application Deadlines

For spring quarter 2018 and autumn quarter 2018:

  1. Apply to UW. Applications due December 15th for Spring 2018 and February 15 for Autumn 2018.
  2. Apply for UW EE upper division. Application is due Feb 1st for Spring 2018 and July 1st for Autumn 2018.

For autumn quarter 2019 (there is no longer a spring quarter option):

  1. Apply to UW mid-December to February 15.
  2. Apply for UW EE upper admission by April 5 for autumn quarter 2019.

Information Sessions

UW EE holds monthly information sessions for prospective students where advisers provide information on admissions, curriculum, electrical engineering as a profession and more.

When & Where

Second Thursday of every month:

  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • EEB 303