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Tips for Getting Into Closed or Restricted Courses

Sometimes, by the time you get to register, the courses you want are closed. This page contains general tips for dealing with this situation, things to consider if you still can't get the course you want, and a list of department-by-department policies and recommendations for what to do to get into that special class.

How much trouble you’re willing to go through to try to get into a course depends on you. It’s always a good idea to have alternative courses in mind, and to register for them in the meantime. Although it can be frustrating to be closed out of a class, sometimes it’s better to stay with an alternate course rather than to still be trying to settle into your class schedule even a few days into the quarter. UW courses move very quickly, and it is easy to get behind if you add a course late. Still, if the course you want is closed, you may still be able to gain admission in one of these ways. You can add and drop classes with no restrictions all the way through the first week of the quarter.

Set up automatic notifications

Receive a text message or email when space becomes available in a course you are interested in during the quarter registration process. Notify.UW is integrated into the UW Time Schedule and MyUW and can help you get registered for high-demand courses.

There is a great deal of dropping and adding, and it's amazing how many students eventually get into a course by finding a space that just opened up. You may find that seats for certain courses open up on the cancellation date. Also, sometimes departments add new sections to crowded courses.

One thing to always keep in mind about the Time Schedule: the front page does not show real-time enrollment; it is only updated once a day at midnight. To see how many seats there really are you need to either click on the 5-digit Schedule Line Number (SLN) or go to the Enrollment Summary (available from the upper right of each department's Time Schedule page). This is especially crucial later in registration and the first few days of the quarter when students are making a lot of schedule changes.

Contact department advisers

Sometimes they know if the department plans to add space to the course, or if the instructor is taking a waiting list. Department advisers also usually know when in the future the course will be offered again.

Contact the instructor

Some instructors maintain waiting lists, although this isn’t common. Sometimes instructors will “overload” you into the course—although they aren’t required to overload, and most won’t do so until the quarter starts and they can see what the demand is. Some courses and some instructors never overload—but it never hurts to ask. 

Attend the first class of the quarter

If you're the only student who wants an overload, your chances are good. Even if you're not the only student, if you go to class (so you don't miss material) and keep an eye on the online time schedule, you'll often find that someone drops the class in the first few days. There is a lot of schedule changing going on during the first few days of the quarter. Keep in mind that some departments and/or instructors don't overload. Check the department listings below to see each department's general policy regarding overloads.

Jointly-offered courses

Some UW courses are "jointly offered," which means one course is offered under two names. An example is COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law. COM 440 and POL S 461 are the same course, same times and places, same instructor. In the Time Schedule these courses have the notation "J," and if you click on the SLN you'll see the other name that the course is offered under. You can enroll in a jointly-offered course under either title, and there may be registration restrictions under one title but not under the other, or one may be full while the other is still open.

If you still can't get in

Remember that although the very popular courses tend to fill first, there are still hundreds of courses that may fulfill graduation requirements for you. Run a Degree Audit (DARS) from MyUW or through MyPlan and see what kinds of graduation requirements you have left to complete (e.g., VLPA, I&S, NW). Use the General Education Requirement Course Search or our list of Suggested Areas of Knowledge Courses to find open courses that count toward these requirements. Who knows, maybe you'll stumble upon what turns out to be your favorite college course!

Opt for plan B

If the courses you can't get into are prerequisites for your intended major, think about taking courses that work toward other majors you're considering—especially if your first choice has competitive admission. 

Map it out

Plan out a timeline for preparing for and completing your major. Do the courses have to be taken in sequence? Are the courses offered every quarter? How many credits does your major require? It might turn out that your timeline would not be affected by a one- or two-quarter delay.

Consider Summer courses

The UW offers many summer courses, and many of the restrictions in place during the autumn, winter, and spring are not in place in the summer (e.g., the in-sequence registration restrictions in PHYS).

Tips for specific courses

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AASee department? YesSee instructor? No
  • Students must be coded as "pre-engineering" in order to register for AA 210. To become a pre-engineer you just have to fill out a form at College of Engineering Student Academic Services (301 Loew Hall).
  • Undergraduate courses are restricted to students in the department due to the competitive admission process. Exceptions are very limited. See the department's undergraduate adviser, not the instructor, for permission. 
ACCTGSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
ANTHSee department? Yes (243 Denny)See instructor? For permission, then see department
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: ANTH 432, 433, 450.  
ARCHSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • If a class is full keep checking for space online and attend the first day of class.
  • The College of Built Environments makes every effort to ensure sure that the prerequisites for the Architectural Studies major (i.e., ARCH 210, 211, 350, 351, 352) are available. If they are closed, contact the department adviser about the possibility of an overload.   
ARTSee department? No, if class is full keep checking for space online and attend first day of classSee instructor? No
  • Some overloads permitted, but only if student meets prerequisites.
  • Most classes become available to non-majors during Period 2 (June 18, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details. Faculty may give overloads on the first day of class. Also, during summer quarter non-majors are eligible to register for art classes during all registration periods.
ART HSee department? No, if class is full keep checking for space online and attend first day of classSee instructor? No
  • Some overloads permitted, but only if student meets prerequisites.
ASTRSee department? Yes, C319 PAB or call (206) 543-2888See instructor? Must see instructor if prerequisites haven't been met, and then an adviser in C319 PAB
  • Some overloads permitted. When in doubt, see the department.
ATM SSee department? Yes, 402 ATGSee instructor? For permission, then see department
  • Some overloads permitted. Students may call (206) 543-4576.

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B ECONSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: B ECON 300, 301, 420, 427.
B HSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • Some overloads permitted. Keep checking the registration system until classes begin for openings.
  • All undergraduate classes become available to non-minors during Period 2 (June 18, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details. No wait lists will be kept for spring quarter. 
  • If, on the first day of the quarter, you wish to gain access to a closed section, you must attend the first class session. At the beginning of class, the instructor will announce if a sign-up sheet for any available spots will or will not be available. Only students who attend the full first class session will be allowed to sign up on the sheet in case a seat becomes available. Signing up on the sheet at the first class session does not guarantee that seats will be available or that you will qualify for an add code.
B POLSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.     
  • Several courses become available to non-majors beginning in Period 2 or Period 3. Check the notes under each section for details.   
BASee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
BCMUSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
BIO ASee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: BIO A 388.   
BIOCSee department? Yes, J405 Health Sciences for BIOC 440, 441, 442See instructor? No
  • Some overloads permitted. Students can call (206) 543-1660 for overloads.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: BIOC 440, 441, 442. 
BIOENSee department? Contact departmental advising at bioeng@uw.eduSee instructor? See comments
  • For BIOEN 215, contact the Bioengineering advisers at bioeng@uw.edu to be added to a waiting list. 
BIOLSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes (except for BIOL 180, 200, 220)
  • No overloads or wait list for BIOL 180, 200, 220. Check for space online and attend first lecture.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: BIOL 200, 220, 350, 354, 355, 356.
BSESee department? If you have instructor permission to add, then codes are available from Student & Academic Services (206-543-3077, cfradv@uw.edu or 116/130 Anderson Hall)See instructor? Yes, you can email the instructor directly. If you are unsure, contact Student & Academic Services (206-543-3077, cfradv@uw.edu or 116/130 Anderson Hall)
  • Add codes are not given out for BSE 211. Most courses are for majors only, with occasional other Engineering majors allowed. Lab space is very restricted.

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C LITSee department? Yes, B-531 PadelfordSee instructor? For permission, then see department
CEESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  •  Students can submit a request for add codes or overloads via an online form (www.tinyurl.com/ceeaddcodes)     
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: CEE 481.   
CHEMSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • Check for space online; no waiting lists.
  • The Chemistry department is not able to overload courses that include labs, since the number of lab stations is set. See 303 Bagley for information about possible overloads in lecture courses only.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: CHEM 152, 155, 162, 165, 220, 221, 223, 224, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 296, 297, 312, 317, 321, 335, 336, 337, 346, 347, 410, 414, 416, 452, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 464, 465.   
CHIDSee department? YesSee instructor? Yes, and then contact chid@uw.edu for an entry code. After the first week of class add codes will only be given with instructor confirmation.
CHINSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • If online Chinese language evaluation questionnaire and placement interview have been completed, contact instructor for add code. Otherwise entrance to a closed course is not possible.
  • If the online Chinese language evaluation questionnaire is closed, then registration for the upcoming quarter is not possible. Check the website later for the dates when the questionnaire will next be open.
  • Asian Languages and Literature maintains web sites with information about placement and proficiency testing and wait lists.
  • The department office does not provide any add codes.   
CLASSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
COMSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • No overloads are allowed, but some instructors may maintain a waitlist.
CSESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • CSE 142, 143, 373, 410, 413, 415 and 417: If the course is full, plan to attend the first week whether you have been able to register or not but continue looking for space to open up. If you are still unable to register by the end of the first week, contact ugrad-advisor@cs.washington.edu.
  • CSE 142 and 143: New transfer students who need to register for CSE 142 or 143, and are planning to apply for a major that requires those courses, should send email to ugrad-advisor@cs.washington.edu with their student number and full name.
  • CSE 142 and 143: The CSE department generally opens up space in both 142 and 143 the week before a new quarter, so keep your eyes open. 

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DANCESee department? NoSee instructor? No
  • Beginning the first day of the quarter, students can attend the first day of technique classes to determine if space may be available. If space is available, add codes may be obtained from the instructor.
DRAMASee department? NoSee instructor? See comments

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ECONSee department? NoSee instructor? See comments
  • Refer to ECON faculty overload policy site.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: ECON 201, 300, 301, 306, 310, 311, 316, 346, 347, 350, 370, 391, 400, 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 421, 422, 431, 435, 436, 437, 443, 444, 445, 447, 448, 450, 451, 453, 454, 462, 463, 472, 473, 475, 482, 483, 485, 486, 490, 491, 494, 498.   
EESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Students must be coded as "pre-engineering" or be declared in computer science or any engineering department in order to register for EE 215. To become a pre-engineer you just have to fill out a form at College of Engineering Student Academic Services (301 Loew Hall).
  • With few exceptions, undergraduate courses are restricted to students in the department. Exceptions are granted only through a petition process. Please consult the department's Advising Office, not the instructor, for further information on the petition process.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: E E 461.   
ENGLSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
ENTRESee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
ENV HSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Students wishing to overload an ENV H course can contact either the instructor or the Program Manager. The Program Manager holds add codes for almost all ENV H courses.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: ENV H 405, 440, 441, 442, 445, 446, 453.   
ESRMSee department? If you have instructor permission to add, then codes are available from Student & Academic Services (206-543-3077, cfradv@uw.edu or 116/130 Anderson Hall)See instructor? Yes, you can email the instructor directly. If you are unsure, contact Student & Academic Services above
  • Please note that courses with field trips and labs may have space restrictions.
ESSSee department? Yes, see adviser or email essadv@uw.edu with any questions for ESS courses.See instructor? Must see instructor if prerequisites have not been met. Add codes may be handed out by instructors; if not, add codes are available from adviser with instructor permission.
  • Some overloads permitted with the instructor's permission; contact essadv@uw.edu if unable to reach instructor.

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FINSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
FISHSee department? Before first day of classesSee instructor? Beginning first day of classes
  • In general, students wanting to overload into FISH courses should email safsadv@uw.edu before the quarter starts and contact the instructor, beginning the first day of classes.     
  • FISH 310, 311, 312, 323, 324, 340 are sometimes restricted to "AFS Majors Only" during Period 1 registration. Requests for entry codes for AFS minors may be sent to safsadv@uw.edu. Often, the Period 1 restriction is removed partway through Period 1 registration if there looks like there will be plenty of space for non-majors, so check back regularly.   
FRENCHSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • See instructor on first day of class to get on the wait list. Should an enrolled student drop, a waitlisted student will be added. Waitlists are begun only in class on the first day, not before.
  •  In Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, FRENCH 102, 103, 201, 202, and 203 are open in Period 1 only to students currently enrolled in the previous course in the sequence. If you are eligible for a course because you placed into it, or because you have AP or transfer credit for the prerequisite, or because you completed the prerequisite earlier, you won't be able to register until Period 2 (June 18, 2013). This is to ensure that students currently in the sequence aren't bumped out by other students with a higher registration priority.
  • Students with Graduating Senior Priority can get into a 102 or 103 language section during Period 1 if they contact the adviser at fritadv@u.washington.edu.
  • Placement test, AP test, and out of sequence students who do not get into a course of choice in Period 2 (June 18, 2013) or Period 3 (September 24, 2013) of any given quarter should contact the 100/200-level adviser at fritadv@u.washington.edu to have their name put on a wait list for the following quarter their course of choice is offered. They should then contact the adviser again the following quarter during Period 1 before the course they need is closed they will be given priority registration. This does not apply to 101 or 110 courses.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: FRENCH 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303.   
FRLINGSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: FRLING 400, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 409.   

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GENOMESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: GENOME 372.   
GEOGSee department? Yes-415 A/B Smith Hall.See instructor? For permission; then see department.
  • Obtain permission from the instructor, or, in some cases, the TA.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: GEOG 316, 458, 460, 461, 463.   
GERMANSee department? Yes-340-C Denny Hall for 100- and 200-levels (before the first class day) (206) 543-4189.See instructor? Yes for 100-and 200-levels (starting the first class day). Yes for 300-level and above, whether before or after the first class day.
  • Limited overloads available in lower division courses.
GWSSSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • See departmental adviser for add codes for independent study, internships, and the capstone.

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HCDESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Students must be coded as "pre-engineering" in order to register for HCDE 231 during Periods 1 and 2. To become a pre-engineer you just have to fill out a form at College of Engineering Student Academic Services (301 Loew Hall).
  • No overloads are allowed in HCDE 231 and 333 before Period 3. Students trying to overload should attend the first week of class; if spaces become available, the instructor will email add codes between the Friday and Sunday after the first week of class.
  • Students interested in the HCDE major should speak with a HCDE adviser regarding registration in HCDE 231.   
HISTSee department? Yes. History Undergraduate Advising, (histadv@u.washington.edu)See instructor? Yes, for upper division courses.
  • Some overloads permitted; contact History Undergraduate Advising (histadv@u.washington.edu) for more information.     
HONORSSee department? Yes, 211 Mary Gates Hall for Honors courses.See instructor? For permission; then see Honors office.
  • No overloads until Period 3 (September 24, 2013).     

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I BUSSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
I SSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
IND ESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
INFOSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • INFO 100 and 220: If closed, go to class on the first day. (It may also help to email the instructor ahead of time to express your interest in taking the class. Include your full name, UW ID number, and phone number.) Instructors may be able to provide permission to add course or offer alternative solutions.
  • Many upper-division Informatics courses become available to non-majors on a space available basis beginning Period 2. Check the notes under each section for details. Non-majors should submit a request for an add code via a Catalyst survey, which is linked on the university time schedule. Students may take up to two upper-division INFO core courses and an unlimited number of upper-division INFO electives prior to being admitted to the program.
ITALSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • See instructor on first day of class to get on the wait list. Should an enrolled student drop, a waitlisted student will be added. Waitlists are begun only in class on the first day, not before.
  • If you're having trouble getting into the Autumn ITAL courses, remember that ITAL 134 (15 credits; equivalent to 101 + 102 + 103) and 234 (15 credits, equivalent to 201, 202, 203) are offered in the Summer quarter.
  • In Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, ITAL 102, 103, 201, 202, and 203 are open in Period 1 only to students currently enrolled in the previous course in the sequence. If you are eligible for a course because you placed into it, or because you have AP or transfer credit for the prerequisite, or because you completed the prerequisite earlier, you won't be able to register until Period 2. This is to ensure that students currently in the sequence aren't bumped out by other students with a higher registration priority.
  • Students with Graduating Senior Priority can get into a 102 or 103 language section during Period 1 if they contact the adviser (fritadv@u.washington.edu).
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: ITAL 102, 103, 113, 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303.   

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JAPANSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Some first year Japanese language courses require you to obtain an entry code from the instructor of the level for which you want to register.
  • Some first year Japanese language courses require you to obtain an entry code from the instructor of the level for which you want to register. Check the time schedule for instructions for the particular section.
  • Asian Languages and Literature maintains web sites with information about placement and proficiency testing and wait lists.
  • The department office does not provide any add codes.   
JSIS, JSIS A, JSIS B, JSIS C, JSIS D, JSIS ESee department? Yes, 111 Thomson Hall before first day of class only.See instructor? First day of class and after, see instructor.
  • No waiting lists kept in the JSIS Advising Office. Add codes are turned over to instructors at the start of the quarter (earlier in some cases, at instructor request).

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L ARCHSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • L ARCH 300, L ARCH 341, L ARCH 361, L ARCH 363: The department may maintain a waiting list if any of these classes are closed.  Be sure and attend the first day.
LINGSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes, starting the first day of class.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: LING 242, 300, 347, 402, 403, 411, 419, 432, 433, 434, 441, 442, 445, 446, 449, 450, 451, 453, 454, 457, 458, 461, 462, 463, 479, 481, 484.   
LSJSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • Several courses become available to non-majors beginning in Period 2 (June 18, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details.
  • Students should check with the LSJ undergraduate adviser for availability of add codes.
  • For most classes: attend the first day of class and request to add the class.   

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MATHSee department? Talk with an adviser in the Student Services Office, C-36 Padelford, (206) 543-6830.See instructor? No
  • MATH sometimes adds additional sections or spaces to existing sections of their courses so it's worthwhile to check the time schedule frequently. It is recommended that you attend class the first week if you aren't able to find an opening, in case an instructor has a waiting list or more spaces are made available. See an adviser in the Student Services Office, C-36 Padelford, (206) 543-6830, for more information.
  • MATH 100, 102, 103: Call the Instructional Center at (206) 543-4240.
  • MATH 124, 125: The MATH department does not overload MATH 124 and 125.
  • MATH 124, 125, 126 Honors: contact an adviser in Student Services, C-36 Padelford, (206) 543-6830.
  • MATH 134: email Brooke Miller at miller@math.washington.edu.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: MATH 102, 103, 112, 120, 124, 125, 126, 300, 307, 308, 309, 324, 326, 327, 328, 394, 395, 396, 402, 403, 404, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 461, 462, 491, 492.   
MESee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
MGMTSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
MICROMSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes, first week of classes for an entry code
MKTGSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.
MUHSTSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: MUHST 211.   
MUSAPSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • Nearly all MUSAP courses require that a student audition and obtain an entry code before registering for the course.
MUSICSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: MUSIC 304.   

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NBIOSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • NBIO 301 and 302: In very rare cases non-majors may be allowed to enroll in these courses. However, because they have a lab component, they cannot be overloaded. Contact the department adviser about the possibility of an overload.
  • NBIO 401, 402, 403, and 404: In very rare cases non-majors may be allowed to enroll in or be overloaded into these courses. Contact the department adviser about the possibility of an overload.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: NBIO 301, 450.   
NEAR ESee department? Yes, 219 Denny.See instructor? No
  • Overloads for languages usually not permitted.
  • Students should check with the NELC undergraduate advisor for availability of add codes.
  • Students should attend the first day of class.   

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OCEANSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • OCEAN 102: Contact the instructor for add codes.
OPMGTSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.

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PHILSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The list of current instructors and their overload policies is available outside 361 Savery.
  • Several courses become available to non-majors beginning in Period 2 (June 18, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details.
  • PHIL minors should contact the PHIL adviser if trying to enroll in a restricted "majors only" course.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: 460, 490.   
PHYSSee department? Yes, C139A Physics/Astronomy Building or call (206) 543-2772.See instructor? See comments
  • In Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, PHYS 115, 116, 122, and 123 are open in Period 1 only to students currently enrolled in the previous course in the sequence. If you are eligible for a course because you have AP or transfer credit for the prerequisite, or because you completed the prerequisite earlier, you won't be able to register until Period 2 (June 18, 2013). This is to ensure that students currently in the sequence aren't bumped out by other students with a higher registration priority.
  • Susan Miller handles all the 100-level physics course registration issues which include a Wait List for all the 100-level physics courses. Susan's office is located in the Physics/Astronomy Building room C136. Her email address is: susanh82@phys.washington.edu.
  • To overload into 200-level physics courses and above the course instructor must first give the student permission to overload. The physics instructor must then email the adviser and instruct her to provide the student an Entry Code.
POL SSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes, first week of classes for entry codes.
  • Several courses become available to non-majors beginning in Period 2 (June 18, 2013) or Period 3 (September 24, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details.
  • POL S 201, 202, 203 and 204 are offered every quarter. If these courses are full, you may be able to register in them in future quarters.   
PORTSee department? See adviser in C104 Padelford or call (206) 543-2020 for 100-and 200-level courses. See adviser in C104F Padelford for 300- and 400-level courses.See instructor? See comments
  • No overloads.
PSYCHSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  •  Several courses become available to non-majors beginning in Period 2 (June 18, 2013) or Period 3 (September 24, 2013). Check the notes under each section for details.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: PSYCH 202, 209, 300, 315, 317, 318, 322, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335, 345, 355, 428, 471.   

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QMETHSee department? See commentsSee instructor? No
  • The Foster School of Business does not offer add codes for courses. Courses are only open for registration through the first week of courses on a space available basis. Please visit the Foster School website for specifics about add codes and getting into closed classes.

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ROLINGSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: ROLING 402.   

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SCANDSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes
  • Some overloads permitted.
SLAVSee department? Yes, the adviser in M-253 Smith-for some courses.See instructor? For permission, then see adviser.
  • Some overloads permitted.
SOCSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes, attend class and see instructor.
SOC WFSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • SOC WF 200: The School of Social Work tries to accommodate all students who would like to take this course. Contact SOC WF advising for possible overloads.
SPANSee department? See adviser in C104 Padelford or call (206) 543-2020 for 100-and 200-level courses. See adviser in C104F Padelford for 300- and 400-level courses.See instructor? See comments
  • No overloads.
  • For detailed information about getting into 100- and 200-level SPAN courses, visit the department web site.
  • For detailed information about getting into 300- and 400-level SPAN courses, visit the department web site.
  • Students are not allowed to repeat Spanish courses. Contact the department for more information.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: SPAN 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301, 302, 303, 400, 401, 402, 403, 409.   
SPHSee department? Yes. Email phmajor@uw.edu.See instructor? No
  • For the most part, SPH courses are not available to students not in the Public Health Major.
SPHSCSee department? Yes. For more information see adviser in Eagleson Hall or email sphscadv@u.washington.edu.See instructor? No
  • SPHSC 100 and 111: Students who have not attended class or contacted the instructor by the 2nd class meeting may be dropped from the course (thereby making seats available to others).
  • SPHSC 250: To be added to the waitlist, contact sphscadv@u.washington.edu with name, student number, and email address.
  • All other SPHSC courses: No overloads.
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: SPHSC 302, 304, 305, 405, 406, 461, 462, 471, 481.   
SPLINGSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • The following courses have cancellation in effect, so if they are offered this quarter and they are closed, additional seats may become available: SPLING 400, 401, 402, 403, 406, 409.   
STATSee department? NoSee instructor? Yes, see instructor during first week of class.
  • No overloads before class begins. Check for space online until then; see instructor or TA during first week if course still closed.
  • The following course has cancellation in effect, so if it is offered this quarter and it is closed, additional seats may become available: STAT 394.   

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THAISee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • First and second year Thai language courses require you to obtain an entry code from the instructor before you can register.
  • Asian Languages and Literature maintains web sites with information about placement and proficiency testing and wait lists.
  • The department office does not provide any add codes.   

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VIETSee department? See commentsSee instructor? See comments
  • First year Vietnamese language courses require you to obtain an entry code from the instructor before you can register.
  • Asian Languages and Literature maintains web sites with information about placement and proficiency testing and wait lists.
  • The department office does not provide any add codes.