Policies and Procedures


Beginning Spring 2018, MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics students register online via MyUW.  To register and to pay your tuition and fees, please see detailed Registration Instructions and Payment Instructions

Registration Overview

You are responsible for registering for your own courses and for changing your registration as needed via the MyUW website by the appropriate deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar. The Time Schedule of Classes is typically posted online at by the 4th week of the previous quarter.

Review the program requirements and options linked below. 

Add/drop deadlines, tuition schedules and deadlines, grading options, withdrawal policies, and the tuition exemption policy should be reviewed before the quarter begins. When add codes are required for course registration, contact the IAS Graduate Office. 

First-year students: please register for the Current First Year Courses as listed for each corresponding quarter. 

Second-year students: see Current Second Year Courses for your elective options by quarter.  You can register on the first date eligible. You will also receive a faculty code to register for BCWRIT 700 thesis. 

**Please note: Registration via MyUW calls for the SLN # course identifier.  The SLN# is a five-digit, hyperlinked number shown underneath the course number in the Time Schedule.

If you are registering for elective courses outside of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics program (ie, non- BCWRIT classes), you will need to locate the course's designated SLN number in the relevant campus Time Schedule

New Student Registration Resources 

Measles Immunization Form

If you're a new student registering for the first time, you’ll also need to fill out the Measles Immunity Verification form and return it to the UW Bothell Registrar’s Office per the instructions on the form.


MyUW is a web-based tool used for finding course schedules, registration deadlines, and many other resources at the University of Washington. You can personalize MyUW to fit your needs by including or excluding the services you see listed, adding bookmarks to your favorite links, and choosing the background and accent colors you prefer. To access MyUW, you must first create your UW NetID.


Follow the online instructions. You will be asked to choose a UW NetID as well as a password. If you need assistance setting up your UW NetID, please contact Information Technology (IT).

MyUW will prompt you to enter your PAC (Private Access Code). Please do not share your PAC with anyone. If you forget your PAC, you must visit the UW Bothell Admissions Office in person to reset the code.

Registration Procedure

Once you have created your UW NetID, log on to MyUW using your UW NetID and password. From the Student Personal Services menu on the left side of the MyUW home page, select Registration. At the beginning of Registration Period 1, the UW requires that students confirm their current address and make a decision regarding ASUWB membership.

Enter the Schedule Line Number (SLN) for each course you wish to add. In most cases, you will leave all other fields blank. To view available classes, choose Time Schedule under the Registration Resources menu. The Time Schedule will open in a separate, smaller window so you can have both windows open and toggle between them.

After making your course selections, click Update Schedule at the bottom of the Registration Screen. Your selections will be accepted only if all sections are available and there are no restrictions that would prevent you from registering (such as prerequisites). Messages will appear on the right side of the screen to alert you to any problems. Make any necessary revisions and resubmit.

After registering, you may log on to MyUW as often as you like to check the status of sections, list your confirmed schedule, add or drop courses, or check your account balance.

MyUW System Features

Visual Schedule

Displays your quarterly class schedule in a calendar format. From Personal Services in MyUW, select Visual Schedule from the list of Services.

Course Availability

Beginning Period I, you may log on to MyUW at any time to check course availability. You can also find this information in the time schedule.

Student Account and Loan Status Inquiries

Log on to MyUW to:
•    Find your current account balance
•    Get a summary of disbursed financial aid and check availability
•    Determine if outside lender loan funds are available
•    Get the latest recorded student account payment


MyUW will list officially recorded grades for the most recently completed quarter. To list all grades, click on the upside-down triangle next to the quarter displayed and scroll down. Select “All Quarters” and submit. This will list your entire UW record.

Change of Address

Use this service to change your addresses (local and permanent) provided to the Student Directory and used by the Office of the Registrar, Office of Student Financial Aid, Student Accounts Office, Student Loans Office, and other University departments and offices. You may also use this feature to change your directory release information.

If you don't have Web access from home, there are numerous places where computers are available for your use, including the Office of Student Affairs Lobby, UW1 Room 160, and the campus Library.

You may contact the Registrar’s Office at (425) 352-5240 for assistance with registration.

Husky ID Card

Your Husky ID Card may be picked up in the Campus Public Safety Office, LB2-005, anytime after you have registered for your first Autumn Quarter. Please contact Security and Campus Safety at (425) 352-5359 or uwb-safety@uw.edu with any questions.

Need registration help?

Technical support with MyUW: contact  help@uw.edu (UW-IT)
Issues related to balances or payments: contact c2reg@uw.edu or
206-543-2310 (UW Continuum College/UWPCE Registration Services)
Questions about add codes, curriculum, electives? Contact iasgrad@uw.edu 
or 425-352-3406.