Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

August 11, 2010

2011 Freshman Admission Application Deadline For UW Seattle Campus Moved To December 15

SEATTLE – The University of Washington recently announced that the deadline for 2011 freshman admission applications at the Seattle campus has been moved to Dec. 15.

Freshman applications for 2011 will now be received between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2010, with applicants for autumn quarter being notified of their admissions status between March 15 and 31, 2011. This new deadline does still allow for students to utilize the Dec. 4 SAT and Dec. 11 ACT testing dates if applicants name the UW as a recipient when signing up for the test.

The goal of this change is to help reduce the anxiety of students and their families by knowing the exact time frame in which they will be notified regarding their admissions status. The new deadline also allows more time for admissions staff members to follow up with applicants should questions arise.

The UW admissions application fee is $60, but fee waivers are available for students with confirmed financial hardships. Further information on fee waivers can be found here.

Please note this change does not affect admission deadlines at the Bothell and Tacoma campuses.

For more information on the new UW Seattle freshman admission process, please visit

2011 UW Seattle Campus – Important Dates in the Freshman Application Process

Quarter of Application Application Period Application Deadline Notification Period UW Academic Quarter Begins
Autumn 2011 October 1 – December 15, 2010 December 15, 2010 March 15-30, 2011 September 28, 2011