How to Apply
We welcome your application! Choose an option below to learn more about the application process. If you have more questions after reading this page, please ask a departmental adviser.
High School Students – Direct-to-College
Freshman applicants who meet UW admissions criteria and who list any engineering department (or Engineering-undecided) as their first choice major on their application will automatically be considered for Direct to College admission.
Admitted UW Students
Welcome to the College of Engineering at UW! After completing required courses, you will have multiple chances to request placement into one of the many UW engineering programs, including those offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering: the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE).
The BSCE and BSENVE programs have different admissions requirements for placement, as follows:
- Complete at least one quarter as a full-time UW student to request placement.
- Maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.
- Complete the following courses with grades of 2.0 or above in each course:
The deadlines for requesting placement into the majors are July 1 and January 15.
The July 1 placement is designed for students who have just completed their first year at UW
The January 15 placement is designed for students who are currently UW sophomores.
All engineering departments require MATH 124, 125, 126 and English composition. Additional course requirements are:
|BS Civil Engineering (BSCE)||PHYS 121 and two additional courses from: CHEM 142, 152, and PHYS 122||15 credits|
|BS Environmental Engineering (BSENVE)||Three courses from CHEM 142, 152, 162, PHYS 121, 122, and 123||15 credits|
If more students request the major than we can accommodate, we use a holistic review process that considers grades and personal statements to determine placement. If you have questions about Direct to College admission, the placement process, or advising for Engineering Undeclared Students, see the College of Engineering website.
Non-DTC and Transfer Major Admission
The CEE department admits non-DTC and transfer students once a year in autumn quarter only. Engineering application deadline is April 5. (Transfer students have an earlier UW application deadline. See below.)
The major application opens two weeks before the application deadline. Even when the application is not open, you can read the list of requirements and see the personal statement prompts by visiting the online application website in order to prepare.
You must have completed at least 55 academic credits at the time of application including the required courses or equivalents listed in the table below. You are invited to meet with the CEE undergraduate advisers to discuss your plans. Note that admission is competitive and satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions.
Apply to the department
- Cumulative UW GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Grade of 2.0 or higher in each required course
- See separate application and enrollment requirements on the College's Prerequisites by Major page. Hint: you can filter out the other departments.
See separate application and enrollment requirements on the College's Prerequisites by Major page. (Hint: you can filter out the other departments.)
IMPORTANT: There are two separate admissions applications for transfer students seeking to enter the BSCE or BSENVE program. You must complete both proceses by the deadlines below to be considered.