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Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes.

Quick Facts

Most Recent Grade Matters

Only the most recent grade in the four prerequisite subject areas is considered during the assessment.

Balanced Assessment: Grades & Essay

Admissions scoring is equally weighted between grades and essay. Grades above 3.7 face minimal benefit, but there's a steep drop-off below this.

Word Count Flexibility

You are allowed a slight exceedance over the word limit (250 words per prompt), but it's advised to be cautious due to associated risks.

The Rubric

The rubric is directly provided from the University of Washington through a process known as the Freedom of Information Act.


This rubric was last updated for Fall 2023 and may be out of date.
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