Admissions

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:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Admissions Overview

There are three ways to be admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (BSAAE) program – Direct Freshman Admission, Early Admission, and Upper Admission. Admission is competitive and completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The department only accepts students in Autumn Quarter.

Direct Freshman Admission (DFA)

Students can be admitted to the BSAAE program directly from high school through Direct Freshman Admission. Applicants should indicate Aeronautics & Astronautics as their first choice major on the UW freshman application in order to be automatically considered. No additional application is required. Each academic year we typically only admit 10-15 students via Direct Freshman Admission. Students not admitted via Direct Freshman Admission are encouraged to apply through Early and/or Upper Admission.

Early Admission (EA)

Prospective students who are currently enrolled at the UW can apply after the first year in college through Early Admission. Applicants must complete six (6) prerequisite courses before the July 1 deadline in order to be eligible. Students not admitted via Early Admission are encouraged to apply through Upper Admission.

Upper Admission (UA)

The majority of students apply to the BSAAE program via Upper Admission. Prospective students who are currently enrolled at the UW and transfer students from other schools can apply after two years in college through Upper Admission. Applicants must complete fourteen (14) prerequisite courses before the July 1 deadline in order to be eligible.