Undergraduate Admissions

We are excited you are interested in joining the Foster School of Business community! There is more than one point of entry to Foster, so use the descriptions below to determine which pathway suits you best.

High School Students (Freshman Direct)
Are you currently in high school and interested in studying business? If so, click here for the scoop on being admitted right out of high school through the Freshman Direct program.

Transfer or Current UW Students
If you are currently enrolled at the University of Washington OR you will be applying to the UW as a transfer student, click here for information on the application and requirements for admission to the Foster School of Business.

International Students
If you are an international student, learn more about how to apply.

Post Baccalaureate Students
If you already have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, you are not eligible to apply to the Foster School of Business. Due to extremely high demand for our program from first-time bachelor’s students, we are not currently accepting applications from students looking for a second undergraduate degree (i.e., post-baccalaureate applications).

Application deadlines
Your application deadline depends on the pathway by which you apply to the Foster School.

Pathway Application Deadlines Enrollment Quarter
Freshman Direct* December 1 Autumn quarter
Current UW and transfer students October 5 Winter quarter
  April 5 Summer or autumn quarter

* Priority filing date and closing filing date, by which you must submit a UW Freshman Application to UW Office of Admissions—this includes Running Start students. Check UW Office of Admissions’ website for details.

Business scholarships
Once a year, business scholarships are awarded to current and incoming Foster undergraduates. Learn more.
Are you affiliated with the UW Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
If so, check out the Business Educational Opportunity Program (BEOP), which works with pre-business students to ensure a smooth transition to the Foster School. Learn more.
Planning to transfer to the UW Foster School of Business? Check out Transfer Thursdays.

2:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Dempsey Hall 202
Got a question about the Foster School of Business? Send your email advising questions to bizinfo@uw.edu.