March 2, 2021

UW Engineering Academy

UW Engineering Academy

Application Deadline:  TBA

Engineering Academy is a summer program that brings together high school students from across Washington state. This academic program is designed to help you explore engineering and develop problem-solving skills essential to meeting the high standards of college-level math and engineering.

Program dates

Wednesday, July 14 – Friday, July 30, 2021

Programming will take place over two and a half weeks in the summer, Monday – Friday tentatively from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Engineering Academy will take place virtually for Summer 2021.

Session attendance is mandatory for all participants. Opportunities in the evening or weekends will be optional but a great way to build community with your peers and get involved in supplemental learning.


We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply

  • African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian descent
  • First generation college students

All applicants will be considered regardless of race or ethnicity.

Other application criteria; preferred but not required

  • Strong academic record: 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Active leader in high school and/or community

What is the cost to participate in Engineering Academy?

Thanks to the generous contributions of our corporate and individual donors, this program is free of cost to participants.

Application components

  • Applicant Information
  • Legal Guardian Information
  • School Information Form
  • Unofficial High School Transcript (from your school)
  • UW-Sponsored Program Participation
  • Application Essays (2), short answer question (1)

Learn more about Engineering Academy

To learn more about the program and receive application deadline information, complete our Engineering Academy interest form.