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Bachelor of Design Admissions

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Bachelor of Design Admission Guidelines

For current UW freshman (admitted to UW for the 2021-22 academic year)

  • If you are a current UW freshman who takes DESIGN 166 in Winter 2022 or Spring 2022, and receive a 3.7 or higher, you are automatically offered admission to the major for Autumn 2022.

  • If you are a current UW freshman who takes DESIGN 166 in Winter 2022 or Spring 2022, and you receive below a 3.7, you can apply to the major by submitting a Bachelor of Design application form (opening February 2022) by 5pm PDT on June 14, 2022.


For transfer or post-bac students who applY for admission to UW for Autumn 2022


  • You must apply to the major by submitting a Bachelor of Design application form (opening February 2022) by 5pm PDT on June 14, 2022.
 
  • You may not enroll in DESIGN 166 on the UW Seattle campus.
  • Note: students from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma are classified as transfer students.

For freshmen who are admitted to the UW for Autumn 2022

  • Freshmen who take DESIGN 166 in Winter 2023 or Spring 2023, and receive a 3.7 or higher, are automatically offered admission to one of the three Bachelor of Design majors for Autumn 2023: Visual Communication Design (VCD), Interaction Design (IxD), or Industrial Design (ID).

  • Freshmen who take DESIGN 166 in Winter 2023 or Spring 2023, and receive below a 3.7 can apply to one of the three majors by submitting a Bachelor of Design application in June 2023 (link and date tba).


For transfer or post-bac students who applied for admission to UW for Autumn 2023

  • You must apply to one of the three Bachelor of Design majors for Autumn 2023 — Visual Communication Design (VCD), Interaction Design (IxD), or Industrial Design (ID) — by submitting a Bachelor of Design application in June 2023 (link and date tba).

  • You may not enroll in DESIGN 166 on the UW Seattle campus.

  • Please note that students from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma are classified as transfer students.

Questions?

We invite you to attend a Preview session for advising and information about the programs, and opportunities for majors in School of Art + Art History + Design.

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