How to Register


Ready to enroll in Summer Quarter?

The steps below are to register for Summer Quarter at the UW Seattle campus.

For details on how to register for Summer Quarter at other UW campuses, visit the UW Tacoma Student and Enrollment Services page or the UW Bothell Nonmatriculated Students page.

Select your student type on one of the tabs below to find out how to register.

  • Non-UW Students: Visiting college students, adults and professionals, and incoming UW freshmen and international students who do not need an I-20 from the UW
  • Current UW Students: Students currently enrolled in and seeking a degree at the University of Washington
  • U.S. High School Students: Current high school students, with the exception of graduating seniors who should register as non-UW students
  • International Students: Students who need an I-20 to apply for a F-1 visa to study at the UW

To register for Summer Quarter as a non-UW student, just follow the steps below.

Step One: Find Your Class

Summer Quarter offers nearly 2,000 courses to choose from. For help finding the course or courses that are right for you, see the Courses & Programs page.

Step Two: Apply to Summer Quarter

  • Before June 1: Apply online using the Summer Quarter application.
  • After June 1: Download the Summer Quarter application form. Return your form, along with the $70 nonrefundable application fee, by mail or in person to:

    University of Washington
    Registration Office
    225 Schmitz Hall
    Box 355850
    Seattle, WA 98195-5850 (campus map)

Step Three: Set Up Your UW NetID

Once your application has been processed, the UW Registration Office will mail you an enrollment confirmation acknowledgment letter and registration instructions. The letter will tell you how to set up a UW NetID, which is your personal identification for using UW online resources. You will need a UW NetID to register.

Step Four: Register

Once you have your UW NetID, you can use MyUW to register online for your Summer Quarter courses.

Need help? Learn how to register using MyUW.

Be sure to register early – registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration dates and deadlines.

Note that enrollment in Summer Quarter does not constitute admission to the UW. To apply for admission as a degree-seeking student, visit the UW Office of Admissions website.

Current UW students register for Summer Quarter the same way they register for any other quarter. There's no need to apply – just follow the steps below.

If you're an incoming UW freshman, however, you will need to apply to Summer Quarter first. See registration steps for non-UW students.

Step One: Find Your Class

Summer Quarter offers nearly 2,000 courses to choose from. For help finding the course or courses that are right for you, see the Courses & Programs page or use MyPlan, an academic planning tool, to explore course offerings.

Step Two: Register

When you're ready to register for classes, you can do so through either MyPlan or MyUW.

Need help? Learn how to register using MyPlan or register using MyUW.

Be sure to register early – registration is on a first-come, first-served basis See registration dates and deadlines.

U.S. high school students can earn college credit by taking courses at the University of Washington during Summer Quarter. To be eligible, you must be on track to complete your freshman year by June 30 and have a grade point average of at least 3.3 (B+).

To register for Summer Quarter as a high school student, simply follow the steps below. However, if you're a graduating high school senior this year or an incoming UW freshman, please follow the registration steps for non-UW students.

Step One: Find Your Class

Summer Quarter has nearly 2,000 courses to choose from. For help finding the course or courses that are right for you, see the Courses & Programs page.

Step Two: Apply to Summer Quarter

Return the following materials by mail or in person to the address below.

  • Completed copy of the Summer Quarter application form
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • One official copy of your high school transcript
  • Statement describing the course(s) you want to take and how the course(s) will enhance your general education
  • Parent/guardian consent and a statement of responsibility for your actions and travel arrangements

University of Washington
Registration Office
225 Schmitz Hall
Box 355850
Seattle, WA 98195-5850 (campus map)

Applicants under the age of 16 and their parents will also be required to submit a Memo of Understanding. The memo will be sent after the student's Summer Quarter application is received.

Step Three: Set Up Your UW NetID

Once your application has been processed, the UW Registration Office will mail you an enrollment confirmation acknowledgment letter and registration instructions. The letter will tell you how to set up a UW NetID, which is your personal identification for using UW online resources. You will need a UW NetID to register.

Step Four: Register

Once you have your UW NetID, you can use MyUW to register online for your Summer Quarter courses.

Need help? Learn how to register using MyUW.

Be sure to register early – registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration dates and deadlines.

Note that enrollment in Summer Quarter does not constitute admission to the UW. To apply for admission as a degree-seeking student, visit the UW Office of Admissions website.

If you need an I-20 to apply for an F-1 visa to attend Summer Quarter, follow the steps below.

International students who already have a visa that permits study in the United States should follow registration steps for non-UW students.

Step One: Apply to Summer Quarter

Submit the following materials to the International & English Language Programs office by May 1, 2017.

  • Completed and signed application form for F-1 students
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • Express mail fee of $40 (only required for students who need an I-20 sent to a non-U.S. address)
  • Copy of the page in your passport with your picture, name and birth date
  • Official bank statement (less than six months old) and letter of sponsorship (if sponsored) confirming you have the funds necessary to cover all tuition and living expenses while you are in the United States. Both documents must be in English.
  • Proof of advanced English language proficiency
  • Most recent college transcript (if available)

If you are planning to bring any dependents (spouse or children), you must include a copy of the page in their passports with their picture, name, and birth date.

Applications can be submitted by email, fax or mail.

Email: sumintl@uw.edu

Fax: 206-685-9572

Regular Mailing Address:
University of Washington
International & English Language Programs
P.O. Box 45010
Seattle, WA 98145-0010

Express Mailing Address:
University of Washington
International & English Language Programs
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 359450
Seattle, WA 98195-9450

Step Two: Apply for F-1 Visa and Register

If you’re accepted to our program, we will issue you an I-20 so you can apply for an F-1 visa. We’ll also send you an acceptance email with program details and registration instructions. You must follow the registration procedures provided with your acceptance. Please do NOT register for Summer Quarter through MyUW.

If you’re transferring to our program from another U.S. school, you’ll receive transfer instructions in your acceptance email.