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.
We are in the process of updating our website to reflect the changes. For details, see:
Housed in an outstanding university, UW CEE offers one of the world’s premier undergraduate programs in the field. The UW College of Engineering undergraduate program is ranked #18 according to U.S. News & World Report.
New students are enrolled once per year, in autumn quarter. The majority of students enter the major in their junior year, although some are admitted earlier. There are three primary ways to be admitted into the CEE major: Direct Freshman Admission, Early Admission and Upper-Division Admission. In all cases, admission is competitive and completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
- Direct Freshman Admission: For high school students
- Early Admission: For current UW students who are freshmen
- Upper-Division Admission: For current UW students who are sophomores
Other Types of Admission
- Transfer Students
- Post Baccalaureate Students (second bachelor's degree seekers)
- International Students
Why UW CEE Undergraduate Studies?
In addition to working with renowned faculty in classrooms and labs, more than 75 percent of students pursue internships, working on high-profile projects. Many internships result in job offers and real-world experience prepares graduates to work for companies such as Kiewit, Puget Sound Energy, Boeing, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Skanska, CH2Mhill, Bechtel, Port of Seattle, KPFF and many more.
- Jobs alumni pursue after graduation
- Types of internships students pursue
- Current students in the program
UW CEE’S BSCE degree program is ABET-accredited
ABET establishes quality standards for courses, with detailed ABET Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes. Learn more.