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Welcome! CEP is a two-year undergraduate major at the University of Washington that has a unique structure and learning environment. We recommend you review the requirements and familiarize yourself with the program structure before you apply. CEP is a capacity-constrained major that enrolls up to 40 students each year.

The application for autumn 2024 admission is now open! Applications for priority enrollment are due February 15, 2024.


Please visit our F.A.Q. page or email

Note to Transfer Applicants

Transfer students who are not yet enrolled at the University of Washington must also submit an application to the University of Washington through the University of Washington Office of Admissions. The application deadline for transfer students to apply to the University of Washington is February 15th. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (206) 543-9686 or visit the UW Transfer Students website for more information.

Acceptance to the CEP Program does not guarantee admission to the University of Washington.

Note to All

Community, Environment, and Planning is a welcoming and safe space for undocumented, Muslim, LGBTQ+, and students of color. We will not stand for discrimination or harassment of any kind toward our students.

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, and religion, national origin, citizenship and immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services.