Entry, Drop & Faculty Codes

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Entry Codes

Entry codes (also called "add codes") are five-digit random numbers issued to you by an academic program as authorization to add a restricted course section. Entry codes are not transferable. Courses requiring entry codes are designated with a ">" next to the schedule line number (SLN) in the Time Schedule.

Academic programs reserve the right to require entry codes whether or not the course is so designated in the time schedule. Usually, information on where to obtain entry codes is found with the listings in the Time Schedule.

Instructor permission, and an entry code from the program with their approval are required when a class is full. (See Overload Guidelines for additional information about using entry codes to overload closed courses).

See the Add Code Tutorial for more information

Using an Entry Code

Entry codes are only valid once and for a limited period of time after they have been issued. If you drop a section that required an entry code to add, then you must obtain another entry code from the program if you wish to re-add the section.

Request an Entry Code from:

Using your UW email, remember to include: your full name, student ID#, SLN and course number, or your request may be delayed.

Drop codes

In some cases, a drop code is required to drop a course. You can obtain the code from the program offering the course.

Faculty Codes

If you are enrolling in an independent study course (usually numbered 499, 600, 700 or 800) you will first need to obtain a faculty number from the instructor or program. The faculty number is used instead of the entry code to register for these courses. The system will not let you register for these courses without one.