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Course Add Periods

Registration Period I

This registration period is open for continuing students currently enrolled or for 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. 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

This period is primarily for newly admitted students and returning former students. Advising / registration notices of dates are mailed to newly admitted or readmitted students. You may register on, or after, your date. Continuing students may register any day during this period.

Registration Period III

This period is from the first day of the quarter through the 7th calendar day of the quarter. It is open to all students for adds and changes. Tuition Exemption Program students (UW faculty/staff, Washington State employees, and Washington State National Guard), and Access Students register on specific days within Period III. Select the Registration Period III link above to see specific dates.

You may change to or from the audit grade option through 5:00 p.m., Friday of the second week of the quarter. This transaction must be done in person at the Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall.

Late Add Period

This period is open 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.