Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

Application Deadline

The program begins in July 2021. We are accepting applications until 5 p.m. on June 1, 2021. We will consider applications received after that date if space is available.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements
  • One set of transcripts from all relevant institutions (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within 10 business days after the application deadline to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due four weeks before the first class.

Related Resources

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of programming experience including knowledge of Python
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics (equivalent to STAT 394 at the UW)
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms (equivalent to CSE 373 at the UW)

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs.

International Students

To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
  • SSH client (available from Mac OS X, Linux, Cygwin and UWICK tools)
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Headset and webcam (recommended)

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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