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Application for Graduate Study at the University of Washington

We’re happy that you’ve decided to apply to the UW!

NOTE: Professional programs at the UW do not use this online application. Please consult their websites for admissions information and application instructions.

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Before You Begin

Review the information below for important tips to help you complete and manage your application successfully. 

If you have previously reviewed this page, you can go to the appropriate application.


IMPORTANT

The Graduate School is transitioning to a new admissions system. The admissions system you’ll be using depends on when you plan to begin your studies. 

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2024 and beyond

Please use our new admissions system to start your application.  

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024

New applicants should create a profile and returning applicants can log into your account

Please note: Not all programs open for admissions at the same time. To see when your intended program is open for admissions, go to the new admissions system, start a new application for the program you are applying to and then go the Program Requirements page and verify your intended program’s Application Open date. 


New Applicants

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024:

New applicants should create a profile.

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2024 and beyond

Please use our new admissions system to start your application.

Returning Applicants

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024:

Log into your account

For admission to programs beginning in Autumn 2024 and beyond

Please use our new admissions system to log into your application.  

If you already have a profile, you can log in to your account to

  • Update your applicant profile
  • Create a new application
  • Edit or submit an existing application(s)
  • Check the status of a submitted application for information such as:
    • receipt of letters of recommendation
    • receipt of test scores
    • a decision on your application
    • if you are offered admission, your student number and personal access code (PAC)
    • if you are requesting a F-1 or J-1 visa, steps to obtain a visa application 

Application Fee 

If you want to apply to more than one program, you must submit an application and pay the fee for each program. The nonrefundable application fee is $85.00 (USD) or $75.00 for Graduate Non-Matriculated applications, beginning with applications for Autumn 2025 the application fee will be $90.00 (USD) and remain $75.00 (USD) for Graduate Non-Matriculated applications, this subject to change without notice. The fee can be paid only online, using a MasterCard or Visa credit/debit card.

Fee Waivers

Some students may also be eligible to have their application fee waived.

More about Application Fee Waivers

Questions?

Contact the Graduate School at uwgrad@uw.edu or 206.685.2630. The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.

To request disability accommodation in the admission and application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (Voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.