regular admissions to biocore:

Students wishing to enroll in the Biocore Program must apply for admission at the beginning of the spring semester prior to fall enrollment. If you plan to take Biocore, you should

Prerequisites are:

  1. Math 221 (first semester calculus or equivalent)

  2. Chem 104, 109, or 115 (first year freshman chemistry)

  3. Concurrent (fall) or previous registration in Chem 343 (organic chemistry)

Although regular application deadline has passed we continue to accept applications until all spots are filled. We encourage you to apply!

Before filling out an application, please be sure to have an up to date student record transcript in .pdf form, as well as a personal statement (see below for prompt). We ask UW students to submit a student record for their transcript which can be obtained from the registrar’s office here: OR by logging into My UW, open up Student Center, click on My Academics, click Request my student record.

Personal statement (no more than 400 words) addressing the following:
Describe something that inspires you or something that you have learned recently (e.g. hobby, watching or participating in an athletic performance, community service, learning from a new friend, a book, article, piece of music, TED talk).

Tips on writing your personal statement:

  • It doesn't need to be grand-- just something that has inspired you.
  • Make it personal. This is your chance to tell us about your challenges and growth as a learner.
  • Tell us something new other than what we can deduce from your transcript or other information in your application.
  • Avoid excessive metaphor or imaginary description. This may confuse the reader and not be what you intended.
  • Emphasize the positive.


Biocore Fall 2016 Application -Here! [Note: Fall 2017 Application will be available in December 2016. If you plan to take Biocore, you should not take Biology 151/152. ]

You can check out a sample Biocore application - Here

*NOTE: This is just a sample, Do not fill out this application