A student who selects the Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory option for a course must do 2.0 work or above to receive an S and credit, while a 1.9 or lower receives an NS and no credit for the course. Neither affects the grade-point average. The instructor is not notified that a student is taking a course S/NS; the instructor submits a numerical grade as usual, which is converted by the Registrar into S or NS. This conversion happens several days after grades are initially posted, so students can see their numerical grade in MyUW for several days before it is removed and an S or NS posted.
Students may not count S/NS courses toward any graduation requirements, including basic skills, breadth, major, or minor requirements. S/NS courses may be counted only toward "electives," the free-choice courses needed to achieve the 180 credits required for graduation.
If you know which courses you want to take, the online Schedule Finder can help you choose the right sections of each class so that they don't overlap. Select the right quarter, then enter the department abbreviations and course numbers of the courses you want.
If you're already registered for one or more courses and you want to keep the sections you're already in, you can "lock" those sections by entering the department, course number, and section letters, and the Schedule Finder will fit your other courses around your current course(s).
You can get to the Schedule Finder from the Registration page in MyUW. It goes live one week before Period 1 registration begins.
Your seven-digit student number is issued during the admission process. This number is yours alone, and will be your student number forever. If you order a UW transcript 30 years from now, you will be identified by your student number.
The first two digits of your student number are the year you were admitted to the UW. The third digit indicates the quarter you were admitted: 1 for summer quarter; 2 and 3 for autumn, 4 for winter, and 5 for spring. The rest of the digits are random.
So, for example, if your student number is 0332222, that means you were admitted to the UW in autumn quarter 2003.
SAAS provides academic and logistical support to UW student-athletes. SAAS advisers, like those at Undergraduate Advising and the EOP Advising/Counseling Center, are generalists. Their goal is to provide student-athletes the support required to succeed academically and personally at the UW. In addition to advising, SAAS offers a summer Bridge program, access to tutoring and a learning specialist, a computer lab, and programs fostering career development and life skills.