The UW Academy application for the 2023-2024 admission cycle is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2024 for more details about our 2024-25 admission cycle.

At the University of Washington, UW Academy students participate in the full-range of campus activities and opportunities.  Academy students pursue a wide-variety of majors and disciplines in their time at the University of Washington, from Neurobiology to music performance.  They also routinely participate in research, take advantage of study abroad opportunities, apply for internships, and seek involvement in student organizations and government.  To support these students as they make their way through their college careers, the UW Academy offers a number of Student Support services, including ongoing Academic Advising addressed to their specific needs and Bridge Programming built to ease the transition to college life.  The Robinson Center itself is a home base for Academy students on campus.  Here, students can meet their peers in the Early Entrance Program and seek out advising from the staff who are on hand to answer their questions and help them to realize their goals.

The UW Academy is not a Running Start program. Academy students may not be enrolled simultaneously at high school and at the UW, and Academy students do not earn a high school diploma. This has not hindered Academy students in securing internships or jobs during their university career, nor in gaining admission to graduate or professional schools after graduation.

Out of State Students: The UW Academy does consider out-of-state students for admission, though these students will have to pay Non-Resident tuition for some of their time at the University of Washington.

International Students: Because of the unique nature of the early entrance programs housed in the Robinson Center, only students with particular types of international visas will qualify to apply. For more information, read our International Student Policy.

Undocumented students: The Robinson Center and the University of Washington welcome applications from undocumented students. To learn more about applying, please consult the UW’s Undocumented Student Resource page.