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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 — 15 credits
    • CHEM 142 — 5 credits
    • PHYS 121, 122 — 10 credits
    • ENGL 131 or other composition course — 5 credits

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 UW students who complete the prerequisites outlined below can apply for admission to UW EE. Please note the change in requirements and deadline for autumn quarter 2019 admission.

UW EE Application Requirements & Deadlines

Applying to start spring quarter 2018

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

Deadline

February 1, 2018

Applying to start autumn quarter 2018

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

Deadline

July 1, 2018

Applying to start autumn quarter 2019

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 by the application deadline:
    • 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

In addition, complete the following courses before the start of autumn quarter:

  • PHYS 123 — 5 credits
  • MATH 307 — 3 credits

Deadline

April 5, 2019

Transfer Students

For students at a college or university other than UW.

To be eligible to apply, transfer students must the admission requirements as laid out below. Please note the change in requirements and deadline for autumn quarter 2019 admission. 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. Note that the deadline for the UW is significantly earlier than for UW EE.

Applying to start spring quarter 2018

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

Deadline

  1. Apply to UW by December 15, 2017.
  2. Apply for UW EE by February 1, 2018.

Applying to start autumn quarter 2018

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

Deadline

  1. Apply to UW by February 15, 2018.
  2. Apply for UW EE by July 1, 2018

Applying to start autumn quarter 2019

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 by the application deadline:
    • 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

In addition, complete the following courses before the start of autumn quarter:

  • PHYS 123 — 5 credits
  • MATH 307 — 3 credits

Deadline

  1. Apply to UW by February 15, 2019.
  2. Apply for UW EE by April 5, 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