UW Academy

What is the UW Academy?

The UW Academy, created in 2001 in partnership with the University of Washington Honors Program, is an early university admission opportunity for 10th grade students in Washington State. Every year, a small cohort of up to thirty-five academically advanced and highly motivated students are admitted to the UW Academy.  Students apply to the program during their 10th grade year, and if accepted, withdraw from high school at the end of 10th grade to enroll as freshmen at the University of Washington.  At the Robinson Center, UW Academy students find a community of like-minded peers and an experienced staff who can help them to make the most of their time at the UW.

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Recommendations for UW Academy

"The UW Academy provides a unique gateway into one of the nation’s premier research universities. For Washington’s brightest young scholars, it is an opportunity not to be missed."
- Mark Emmert, Former President, University of Washington
"I joined the UW Academy because I love to learn. I felt like college would offer the best chance to meet other people who share my interests. I was absolutely right."
- Dylan Wilson, UW Academy, Class of 2012