Undergraduate admission

Direct to College is a new admission process that assures incoming freshman students who are admitted into the College of Engineering that they can pursue an engineering degree at the UW. The changes take effect for the incoming freshman class of 2018. For details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

We welcome your application! Before you apply, make sure you meet the department's minimum requirements and understand that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

How you apply to the ME department depends on your class standing and when you were admitted to the UW, as outlined below. If you have questions about admission, contact ME undergraduate advising.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on various factors including overall academic track record, grades in prerequisite courses and cumulative GPA, personal statement, and the potential for success as an ME major and in the profession. We encourage prospective students to schedule an appointment with undergraduate advising to understand how to be a competitive applicant.

Visit the Admission and enrollment statistics page to view statistics for previous classes.

Notification and appeals

Students who apply by the July 1 deadline are notified of acceptance or denial by the end of July.

If you are denied admission to the ME department, and you feel important facts were overlooked by the committee, you will have an opportunity to appeal the decision. Directions for this process will be detailed in your emailed letter. The admissions committee will begin to review appeals after College of Engineering acceptance deadline in early August.