Before You May Register - Access Program Students
About the Program
The Access program at the University of Washington allows Washington state residents aged 60 and older to audit University courses on a space-available basis and with the approval of the instructor. The program is a great opportunity to take full advantage of the extraordinary resources of the campus, the outstanding faculty, and the diverse student population.
Access students attend classes on an audit basis. As an auditor, you may not participate in class discussions, take tests, or submit papers. You may register for all courses except English 100, 101, 102, Math 098, UW Professional & Continuing Education, Distance Learning, studio, laboratory courses, and honors sections. Access students may register in 500 level graduate courses with the approval of the instructor by obtaining an entry code through the department. A transcript is not maintained.
As an Access student, you may enroll for a maximum of two courses per quarter for the low registration fee of $5. Also included in the quarterly tuition billing is the Technology Fee that allows all registered students to have an email account and use of the computer labs. The Technology Fee is charged pro rata based on the number of registered credits (and is approximately $4 per credit).
As an Access student, you may request a student ID card. Your student ID card, allows library privileges for the quarter. 'You are also eligible to purchase a quarterly U-Pass at the staff/faculty rate from the Commuter Services office, 3745 15th Ave NE..
Because Access students do not pay the services and activities fee, they are not entitled to participant in UW programs which are funded by these fees, e.g., ASUW & GPSS Activities, Universal U-Pass, Student Publications, Student Loan Fund, Hall Health Primary Care Center, recreational sports programs, childcare, student legal services, Ethnic Cultural Center, Student Union facilities and UW CARES.
Registering for Classes
The University's reputation for excellence promises to provide you with many unique avenues for personal enrichment. If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity and have any questions about the Access program, please call the Registration Office at 206-543-8580.