About Notify.UW

Notify.UW is a free tool that sends notifications about course availability. UW NetID holders who subscribe to Notify.UW can choose to be notified via email and/or SMS text message when classes they are interested in either become available or close during quarter registration. This service is integrated into the UW Time Schedule and MyUW and is available by subscription.

Notify.UW is provided by UW-IT in collaboration with the UW Office of the Registrar.

Using Notify.UW

Subscribe to Notify.UW

Go to and:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Accept the Terms of Service.
  3. Add at least one point of contact (either your email address or phone number) to your profile.
    • Standard messaging rates from your mobile phone service provider will apply if you choose to receive notification by SMS text message.
    • When you add a new telephone number, Notify.UW will send a text to that number. You must reply with "YES" in order to confirm your phone number. At that point, your phone number is confirmed and Notify.UW will send texts to that number.

Subscribe to Be Notified When Courses Open or Close

From Notify.UW

Go to and for each course section (SLN) you would like to be notified about:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Click add a new class notification.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select an academic quarter.
  4. Enter the course SLN.
  5. Click Add.
  6. On the Add Class Notification screen, select how you want to receive your notifications (email and/or SMS).
  7. Click Done.

From the Time Schedule

For each course section (SLN) you would like to be notified for, navigate to the UW Time Schedule’s Current Section Status and:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Click on: Click to sign up to receive a notice when a closed section has space become available.
  3. On the Notify.UW Add Class Notification screen, select how you want to receive your notification (email and/or SMS).
  4. Click Done.

If you are not already subscribed to Notify.UW, you will also be prompted accept the Terms of Service and add at least one point of contact (email address or phone number).

Unsubscribe From Notifications

From Notify.UW

Go to and:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Click the X next to any subscriptions that you no longer wish to receive notifications for.
  3. In the pop-up, click Unsubscribe.

From Your Mobile Phone

Reply back to any Notify.UW SMS notification message by typing STOP SLN your sln for any SMS text subscription message notifications you no longer wish to receive (you will still receive email notification if subscribed). You will receive an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.

NOTE: If you are not receiving SMS text notifications you are subscribed for, you may have blacklisted your mobile phone number by typing a standard SMS keyword such as STOP, END, or UNSUBSCRIBE.

To de-blacklist your mobile phone number and resume receiving SMS text notifications, you may reply with START to any Notify.UW SMS text message. Blacklisting is when a user asks their mobile phone carrier to block calls or SMS texts from a particular source.

More Information

Get Help

Contact the UW-IT Technology Service Center at or call 206-221-5000.

Last modified: November 10, 2014