Class Attendance

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The University of Washington Tacoma reserves the right to drop students who have not attended class during the first week of the quarter allow space for other students waiting to enroll. However, do not assume that you will automatically be dropped from a course if you do not attend.

If you are not going to attend a class, it is your responsibility to drop the course on MyUW or you will be held responsible for the tuition and fees incurred. Students who are registered for a course section but do not attend will be assigned a failing grade by the instructor.

You may not attend a course in which you have not been officially registered after the first two weeks of the quarter. An instructor may allow you to attend his or her class only if your name appears on the official class list from the Office of the Registrar.

Restrictions on Attending Classes

No person, other than a faculty member attending informally with the approval of the instructor, may attend a University course in which that person has not been registered. An instructor may allow a student to attend his or her class only if the student's name is on the official class list from the Office of the Registrar. An unregistered student may attend through the fourteenth calendar day of the quarter, if the student is on an official wait list for the course.

Full-Time Requirements

Undergraduate students should register for 12 or more credits to be considered a full-time.  Graduate students should register for 10 or more credits to be considered a full-time student. It is important to note that differing criteria and standards for full-time enrollment exist for eligibility in certain programs.  Consult the Financial Aid Office for its requirements on satisfactory student progress. The tuition schedule does not reflect full-time credit requirements for loan deferments, teaching assistantships or other programs.