The online Bachelor of Arts in Early Care & Education is designed for those seeking to complete their college degree at a top-ranked educational institution and achieve their life and career goals.
Note: This program was previously titled Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies. Some application materials may still reflect the previous program name.
Application Dates and Deadlines
A new cohort of the program starts every fall. For upcoming application deadlines, see the Important Dates box.
Minimum Admission Requirements
This program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and those residing in the United States who do not require an F-1 student visa.
To be considered for admission, you must have met the following requirements:
Note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to this program or the UW.
In general, you should be able to transfer college-level academic credits for courses that fall within the UW Areas of Knowledge, which are described on the Undergraduate Advising General Education page.
Learn more on the UW Transfer Credit Policies page, including notable restrictions on transfer credit.
Need help figuring out whether you qualify to apply? Contact an Enrollment Coach to learn more about admissions requirements and how to request a transcript evaluation.
How to Apply
Because of the various steps and requirements, we recommend starting the application process as early as possible.
To apply, submit the following materials:
- The online application form, which includes:
- Official or unofficial transcript from your high school (not required for those who already have a bachelor’s degree)
- Official transcript from each college or university previously attended
Official transcripts can be sent to:
University of Washington
Office of Admissions
Seattle, WA 98195-5852
If you have already completed or will complete a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling at the UW, select the “Early Care & Education (Online) - Post-Bac” option when you fill out the online application form.
Note: Former and current University of Washington students should contact us for instructions on how to apply.