Office of the University Registrar

Glossary and Abbreviations

Abbreviations or acronyms often used in the Office of the University Registrar, Enrollment Management, and Schmitz Hall.

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Short For Explanation/Description
ASA Academic & Student Affairs Divisional unit of the Provost
CIRCLE Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
CQD Current Quarter Drop Process to drop courses during weeks 3-7 of the current academic quarter which consists of two steps: 1) Auto-Drop (single class), and; 2) Adviser-Assisted Drop (any/all remaining classes). Formerly known as Annual Drop.
CSSC Community Standards and Student Conduct University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
DARS Degree Audit Reporting Office Unit within the Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
ECQ Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter Designation applied to quarters impacted by COVID-19
EIN Employee Identification Number University of Washington staff identification number
EIS Enrollment Information Services Unit within Enrollment Management (EM)
ELPR English Language Proficiency Requirement Unit within the Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
EM Enrollment Management University unit within the division of Academic & Student Affairs (ASA)
F&A Finance & Administration Unit within Enrollment Management (EM)
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records
FIUTS Foundation for International Understanding Through Students University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
FQD Former Quarter Drop Petition process to drop courses based on extenuating circumstances for a previous academic quarter. Formerly called Hardship Withdrawal (HD)
GARS Graduation and Academic Records Unit within the Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
GPA Grade Point Average Number representing the average value of the accumulated final numerical grades earned
HW Hardship Withdrawal Deprecated term for petition process to drop courses based on extenuating circumstances.
ISS International Student Services Unit within Enrollment Management (EM)
OMAD Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
OSFA Office of Student Financial Aid Unit within Enrollment Management (EM)
OUR Office of the University Registrar Official name of the Registrar’s office. Unit within Enrollment Management (EM)
PAC Private Access Code Code provided to new students required to establish identity-related items such as UWNetID, password recovery, and other systems related access.
QDL Quarterly Dean’s List List, updated quarterly, of students who make the Dean’s List
RA Religious Accommodations Request process under the Religious Accommodations policy
RD Registrar Drop Transcript notation for course approved for Former Quarter Drop (FQD)
RPG Report Prioritization Group Committee which curates student data and develops report structures for various University systems
SDB Student DataBase The university-wide system for managing student records and student data. Also known as Keynes.
SCC Student Counseling Center University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
SFS Student Fiscal Services University unit with offices in Schmitz Hall
TSRA Time Schedule and Room Assignments Unit within the Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
UW-B UW Bothell University of Washington Bothell Campus
UW-S UW Seattle University of Washington Seattle Campus
UW-T UW Tacoma University of Washington Tacoma Campus
UWID UW Identification UW student identification number
UWNetId UW Network Identification User name, limited to 8-characters, used to establish UW email (i.e., uwnetid@uw.edu} which, along with a password, allows the user to authenticate into University systems.
VEBO Veterans Education Benefits Office Unit within the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA)