You’ll get to make many choices and express preferences on your journey to becoming a Husky. The activities on this page, however, are required. You must do all of them to enroll at the UW. If you get stuck at any point, don’t hesitate to ask for help. We’re here.
Understand the offer of admission
This part is less fun, so let’s get it out of the way first.
We think you’re going to be a great Husky, but the UW reserves the right to withdraw the offer of admission if:
- Your final records fail to show completion of required courses
- You failed to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing in your coursework
- Our decision was based on incomplete or inaccurate information you provided in your application file.
Understand your assigned major
You are assigned a major or pre-major designation at the time of admission. There are many pre-major designations, and that designation changes once you enter your major. You’ll find your assigned major in your offer letter and on MyUW. For more information about how majors are assigned, see the admission to majors page.
Freshmen and Transfers
- If you requested a major that has prerequisites (college courses you have to take first), is capacity-constrained, or requires that you enroll at the UW before applying to the major, then you were assigned to one of the UW’s pre-major designations such as pre-humanities or pre-sciences.
- If you requested an engineering major (except computer engineering), you were either assigned engineering undeclared or pre-major.
- If you requested computer science or computer engineering, you were assigned either computer science/computer engineering or pre-sciences.
- You’ll learn lots more about choosing and declaring a major at Advising & Orientation.
OK, now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the fun part — confirming your offer of admission.
Decline the offer of admission
If you choose not to attend the Seattle campus of the UW, we appreciate you letting us know.
- If you created a UW NetID, you may decline the offer of admission online.
- No UW NetID? Contact us through our web form.