Registration

Add & Drop Course Periods

Registration Period I 

  • Applies to..
  • Continuing students currently enrolled
  • Students who completed the previous quarter

Priority registration dates are based on your completed credits, credits currently registered for, and the last digit of your student number.

See the Academic Calendar for your priority registration dates. Follow the links under each quarter.

The student number priority is changed each quarter so that all students have the earliest possible priority every other quarter. One half of the available spaces in each course are reserved for day two of each priority period. If a registration message states that the first day spaces are filled, then the other half will be released on day two of that priority period. You may register using MyUW on, or after, your registration date and make changes to your schedule.

Registration Period II

  • Applies to..
  • Newly admitted students
  • Returning former students

Notices of registration dates are mailed to newly admitted or readmitted students. You may register on or after your date. Period I students may also register anytime during period II.

Registration Period III

  • Applies to..
  • All students 

This period is from the first day of the quarter through the 7th calendar day of the quarter.

Registration Late Add Period

  • Applies to..
  • All students 

All courses added during this period require a Entry Code or Faculty Number. A $20 change of registration fee will be charged for all registration changes made on a single day during this period. 

No Fee Unrestricted Drop Period

  • Applies to..
  • Registration Period I - Registration Period III

Courses may be dropped without restriction from the first day of Registration Period I through the 7th calendar day of the quarter (Period III). No record of the dropped course(s) will be recorded on the transcript.

Unrestricted Drop Period

  • Applies to..
  • 8th - 14th calendar day of the quarter

This period is from the 8th calendar day of the quarter through the 14th calendar day of the quarter. Courses may be dropped without restriction during this period. No record of the dropped course(s) will be recorded on the transcript. There is a $20 Change of Registration Fee and a tuition forfeiture may be charged for all registration changes made on a single day during this period.

You may change to or from the audit grade option through 3:00 p.m., Friday of the second week of the quarter. This transaction must be done in person at the the Office of Student Affairs, Room UW1 160.

Late Course Drop Period

  • Applies to..
  • After 14th calendar day of the quarter

Each academic year (September through August) you may drop one (1) course after the 14th calendar day of a quarter, but no later than the end of the 7th week of the quarter. Once this "annual drop" is used, no additional drops will be permitted after the 14th calendar day until the next autumn quarter. A W grade and the week designation (W3 through W7) will follow the course title on your academic transcript.

There is a $20 Change of Registration Fee and a tuition forfeiture may be charged for all registration changes made on a single day during this period.

Annual Drop Restored

If you use your one "annual drop" and then find that you must completely withdraw from the quarter, your one "annual drop" will be restored.

If you used your one "annual drop" prior to submission of a hardship withdrawal and your petition is granted, your one "annual drop" will be restored.

 

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