Office of the University Registrar

Registration Periods

Continuing Student Priority

Currently enrolled undergraduate students or undergraduate students who are quarter-off eligible, should register according to the Course Add Periods listed below.

Priority registration dates are based on

  • Number of completed credits
  • Currently registered courses (as of two days prior to the first day of registration)
  • Last digit of student number*

*The student number priority is changed each quarter so that all students have the earliest possible priority every other quarter.

Graduating Senior Priority

Graduating seniors or post-baccalaureate students with a degree application on file in the Graduation and Academic Records Office may register on the first day of Registration Period I for the final two quarters. Students who must postpone their graduation may save their priority quarters by not registering before their regular senior priority day. Students who have used their Graduating Senior Priority for two quarters will revert to regular senior priority.

Late Registration

Please refer to Late Registration Policies and Restrictions for additional information.

Course Add Periods

Registration Period I

This registration period is open for continuing students currently enrolled or for students who completed the previous quarter.

View current quarter’s Registration Period I dates.

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. You may register on, or after, your date. Continuing students may register any day during this period.

View current quarter’s Registration Period II dates. Registration Period II opens at midnight.

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.

View current quarter’s Registration Period III dates. Registration Period III opens at midnight.

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 Office of the University Registrar, 2nd Floor 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.

View current quarter’s Late Add Period dates.