Registration is the process of signing up for courses each quarter. To attend full-time, a student should sign up for a schedule of courses that totals 12-18 credits. If the student is on financial aid, or is an international student, or a student athlete, they must register for at least 12 credits.
The Registration Office, 225 Schmitz Hall, is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some registration transactions, such as registering for a course conflict, adding a course after the third week of the quarter, or auditing a course, can't be done on the Internet and must be completed in person at the Registration Office.
Registration periods (abbreviated "Pd." or "PD" in the Time Schedule) are used to control when certain groups of students can register for certain classes. Registration periods are numbered 1-3. Period 1 is the time when currently enrolled students register, Period 2 is the time when new students register, and Period 3 is the first week of classes. The dates for these periods each quarter can be found in the Academic Calendar in the online Student Guide.
For the most part, departments use registration periods either to allow declared majors to register for their classes before students outside the major, or to keep students from adding the course after the quarter has begun. If there is a registration period restriction on a class you want to take, make sure you understand it so you can get into the class as soon as you're eligible. What's very important to note is that restrictions are in effect only for the Period that is noted.
A student who has been dropped under low-scholarship rules is readmitted to the University only at the discretion of the dean of the school or college to which readmission is sought. A student readmitted after being dropped under these rules re-enters on academic probation. The student's GPA is the same as when dropped from the University, and the student may not use grades from other colleges or universities to raise his or her UW GPA. A readmitted student is dropped if he or she fails to attain either a 2.50 GPA for the following quarter's work or a cumulative UW GPA of 2.00 at the end of that quarter. The student is removed from probation at the end of the quarter in which a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better is reached.
A UW student is allowed to repeat a course once, with departmental permission. When you repeat a course, the course is recorded again on your transcript with the grade earned. The second grade doesn't replace the first grade, nor are the two grades averaged together. Both grades remain on your transcript, and both are calculated into your GPA. You don't earn credit for taking the course a second time unless the first grade was 0.0.
If you are allowed to repeat a course again (you need special permission to register for a course a third time), the grade earned is posted on your transcript but the grade isn't calculated into your GPA.
Besides the convenience of living close to classes and campus resources, residence hall students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of social and educational programs, meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, make lifelong friends, have fun, and help influence the character of their living environment.
A student must be enrolled in at least one credit hour of courses to be eligible to live in the residence halls.
To graduate with a baccalaureate degree, a student must complete at least 45 credits "in residence" as a matriculated student at the UW. Residence credits are those offered in the quarterly Time Schedule, including Evening Degree Program courses. A matriculated student is a student formally admitted to the UW to pursue a degree.
RESIDENT means that you are classified as a Washington state resident and will be charged in-state tuition. NONRESIDENT means that you are not classified as a Washington state resident and will be charged out-of-state tuition.
If you are classified as a nonresident and you believe you qualify for resident status, you may apply for a change of status by completing the Residence Questionnaire. Additional information is available at the Washington State Residency website.
Returning former students are offered admission if they submit the Returning Student Re-enrollment Application (obtained not from Admissions but from the Registrar's Office or online) by the deadline for the quarter they wish to return. Students who have been dropped for low scholarship must first be reinstated by the appropriate college before being readmitted to the University. Students who have been away from the UW for two or more years will be required to submit a personal statement about their academic plans and meet with an adviser at UAA Advising before readmission.
Running Start is a Washington state program that allows high school students in grades 11 and 12 to enroll in college courses at participating Washington colleges and/or universities.
The core subject requirements may be met with high school or college courses. The UW grants transfer credit for Running Start courses if they are college level academic courses and recorded on an official college transcript. All the usual transfer credit restrictions apply.