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Undergraduate Admissions

How to Apply

Admission to the undergraduate program of the Foster School of Business is capacity-constrained. There are two paths to admission:

  • Freshman Direct Admission gives high school students with a strong interest in studying business the chance to apply to the Foster School while filling out their UW application.
  • Standard Admission gives all applicants the opportunity to apply to the Foster School after meeting the minimum application requirements.
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Freshman Direct Admission

For high school applicants:

  • High School Students (incoming freshmen)
  • Running Start Students

(High School Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements can apply for both Freshman Direct and Standard Admission)

Learn how to apply

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Standard Admission

For all applicants including:

  • Current, Returning, or Former UW Students
  • Transfer Students
  • International Students
  • UW Bothell & UW Tacoma Students

Learn how to apply

Looking for the business Minors?

Open to all non-business undergraduate students, the Foster School’s competitive minors offer students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents and gain business knowledge to achieve their goals. Learn about the Business Minor and Entrepreneurship Minor here.

Not a Foster student, but want to get involved?

Our Foster community is not limited to admitted Foster students. There are many opportunities open to prospective Foster students, high school students, community college students, and non-business majors to engage with their peers and participate in activities, organizations and programs within Foster. See Foster opportunities for all students here.