Office of the University Registrar

Enrollment Confirmation System

The Office of the University Registrar in partnership with UW-IT, the Graduate School, Professional and Continuing Education (PCE), Undergraduate Admissions for Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, Student Fiscal Services, and First Year Programs supports the online Enrollment Confirmation System. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional applicants that have been offered admission can confirm their plan to enroll at the UW and pay their Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) or New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fees (NSEOF) online using a credit card or web check.

New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF)

The New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) is a mandatory, one-time fee required of entering undergraduate students to confirm their enrollment. The NSEOF supports many academic and transition programs designed specifically to set students up for success at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses.

NSEOF Enrollment Confirmation System Help

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD)

An enrollment confirmation deposit (ECD) is required of Graduate, Professional, and Postbaccalaureate students, including those enrolling at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. If space is not available when the payment is received, the payment will be returned. The ECD is applied toward tuition and fees assessed for the quarter in which the student has been offered admission. Payment of the ECD confirms the student’s intent to enroll at the University of Washington or, at the Graduate or Professional level, their intent to enroll in a particular degree program.

ECD Enrollment Confirmation System Help

Deadline to Confirm Enrollment for First Quarter of Enrollment

University of Washington Seattle: Freshmen must confirm by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline printed in the admissions offer letter. Transfer and Post Baccalaureate students must confirm by 11:59 p.m. on the first Friday of each quarter.

University of Washington Tacoma: New students must confirm by 11:59 p.m. on the third day of each quarter.

University of Washington Bothell: New students must confirm by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline printed in the admissions offer letter.

Graduate/Professional/Returning Students: The Enrollment Confirmation System student portal closes each quarter on the second Friday of that quarter, but it remains available to students confirming their enrollment for the following quarter. Students who have not confirmed their enrollment by this deadline will not be able to register, to confirm their enrollment, or to attend for the quarter if they have not completed the confirmation process by the second Friday of the quarter. There is no exception process.


Electronic Check

  1. Routing number: An incorrect routing number will result in an error. This includes routing numbers not associated with ACH transactions; even entered accurately, these numbers will still cause an error. Contact your bank in that case.
  2. Account number: Confirm the account number provided matches your bank’s account number. If using a paper check as a reference, be sure to omit the check number that may appear among the numbers at the bottom of the check. Do not use the numbers listed on a debit card, as those numbers are not the actual account or routing number.
  3. Checking or savings: Confirm the accuracy of the selection to ensure funds are drawn from the correct account.
  4. Name on account: Make sure the name provided exactly matches the account holder’s name as it is recorded by the bank.
  5. Web browser: Use preferred browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.

Credit Card

  1. Payment limits: Large payments may be declined even if the cardholder has the available credit because they may have a daily spending limit. Contact your bank prior to paying.
  2. Card number: Ensure you are using the correct credit card number.
  3. Billing address: Be sure to use your billing address when paying with a credit card.
  4. Web browser: Use preferred browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.
  5. Foreign cards: Foreign cards will sometimes automatically decline because they are making an online international payment which is deemed as potentially fraudulent. These may look paid to the cardholder because the funds have been put on hold by the issuing bank but the funds should be returned to the cardholder within a few days/weeks (different countries have different banking rules). You can contact your issuing bank to resolve the issue before trying your card again or use another payment method. We do not have your funds and unfortunately, you will have to wait for your issuing bank to release the funds back to you.
  6. Currently credit card payments in MyUW cannot be processed if there is an apostrophe in the name. You can try using your name without an apostrophe, but it may not work. You may have to pay via another payment method.

Creating Your UW NetID

UW NetID stands for University of Washington Network Identification. Your UW NetID and password are your account for accessing your UW information and other online services.

New Undergraduates: If you applied online but do not already have a UW NetID, you can obtain one by going to the UW Admissions NetID site for undergraduate students (includes new freshmen, transfer, and postbaccalaureate students).

All other students: Go to the UW NetID site, where you will need to use your Private Access Code (PAC) to obtain your UW NetID. Visit IT Connect’s About UW NetID page for more information.

UW NetID Recovery

Visit the UW NetID Recovery Options page if you need to set up your recovery phone number or email address.

Unknown UW Password

Call the UWIT Help Desk at 206-221-5000 to reset a forgotten UW password. You will need your student number and Private Access Code (PAC) to reset your UW password, which can also be obtained through the Help Desk.

Student Number Unknown

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 = summer, 2 and 3 = autumn, 4 = winter, and 5 = spring. The remainder of the digits are assigned randomly.

Find My Student Number – Undergraduates

To find your student number, navigate to the Unofficial Transcript link in Log into MyUW under the Academics block. Select Unofficial Transcript.

  • Student Number: Your student number appears in the upper left of the Unofficial Transcript page.
  • Private Access Code (PAC): Contact the UWIT Help Desk at 206-221-5000 to receive a new PAC.

Find My Student Number and PAC – Graduate Students

To find your student number, navigate to your MyGrad account. Your PAC and student number will be displayed under the UW NetID box.