Application steps and deadlines
Successful transfer involves two separate admissions processes. Students must complete an application to the UW and to the Department of Bioengineering.
The Bioengineering departmental application is due January 15th. Factors included in the admissions decision include grades, especially in prerequisite courses, the personal statement, and considerations such as difficulty of completed courses, frequency of incomplete or withdrawal grades, number of repeated courses, applicable work experience and maturity of attitude, research experience, and special circumstances as disclosed by the applicant.
UW Transfer Admission deadlines are available online. Students can apply for transfer to the UW prior to submitting their application to Bioengineering, or they can submit an application by December 15th for Spring admission.
We strongly encourage transfer students to contact us to plan a schedule that works best for them.
The departmental application will open 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.
Factors included in the admissions decision include grades, especially in prerequisite courses, the personal statement, and considerations such as difficulty of completed courses, frequency of incomplete or withdrawal grades, number of repeated courses, applicable work or research experience, an understanding of the field of bioengineering and special circumstances as disclosed by the applicant.
Students must have completed at least 55 academic credits at the time of application, including the following courses or equivalents. Students are encouraged to follow the department’s recommended plan of study to stay on track for admission, and to meet with an academic counselor to discuss their plans. Students must have a minimum 2.0 in each prerequisite course and a minimum 2.50 GPA. Historically, a substantially higher GPA in these categories is required for admission to the major.
||Number of credits
|MATH 124, 125, and 126 (or Honors equivalent)
|CHEM 142, 152, 162 (or Honors/Accelerated equivalent)
|PHYS 121, 122 (PHYS 122 may be in progress at the time of application)
|BIOL 180, 200 (BIOL 180 may be in progress at the time of application; BIOL 200 may be taken concurrent to BioE core)
|CHEM 223 or 237
||4 or 5 credits
|AMATH 301 or CSE 142 + BIOEN 217 or CSE 160 + BIOEN 217
||4 or 5 credits
|BIOEN 215 (preferred, not required)