Undergraduate Admissions: Application Instructions

Currently enrolled UW students

To complete the application you will be required to submit a personal statement (500 words, max.) describing your background, your interest in pursuing a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, and any life experiences that have influenced your academic interests. If you have received a low grade due to a specific hardship please include this information in your personal statement and we will take this into consideration. The submitted file can be in the form of an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or plain text (.txt) file. 

Note: If you have changed any major prerequisite course grades to S/NS between Spring 2020-Spring 2021, the admissions portal will not recognize your prerequisites as complete. Please follow the instructions to submit your application via the transfer student pathway seen below. 

The application portal will reopen in the first week of March. 

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Transfer students not yet enrolled at UW

  1. Download cover page (PDF) and complete.
  2. Construct personal statement (500 words, max.)
  3. Email cover page, copy of unofficial transcripts, and personal statement to advisers at chemadv@uw.edu.


Applicants will be notified of the admission decision approximately three weeks after the application due date.