Registration Resources & Help

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This site provides help and learning resources for UW Tacoma students, staff, and faculty on student systems and related processes and tools. Learning resources include online tutorials, reference guides, videos and FAQs.

How to Register for Classes

The University of Washington offers two ways to navigate your academic options and register for classes. Learn more about MyPlan and MyUW, and visit the Registration Comparison webpage for more information.

Use MyPlan to easily send your chosen course sections to the registration system each quarter.

If you have never used MyPlan, see the Tutorials & Help section to view a Registration video to get started.

Register with MyPlan

Students may also register for classes through the Academic Resources/Registration section on MyUW.

If you haven't registered before or need a reminder on the process, see the Tutorials & Help section for UW webcasts that will walk you through the registration process. 

Register with MyUW

Using the Time Schedule

View the Using the Time Schedule tutorial. This tutorial covers tips for getting started in the registration process, information on helpful registration resources and browse current course offerings by curricula using the UW Time Schedule to see courses that are offered each quarter.  You may also view these steps in a PDF document.

About Notify. UW Course Notification Service

Notify.UW provides free course notifications for closed and open course sections to all UW students via email or SMS text alerts. The service also provides notifications when a course first closes, allowing you to re-evaluate your desired schedule each quarter. Notify.UW is integrated with other UW registration tools including the Time Schedule and MyUW.

Use Notify.UW

Registration Tips

Registration opens at 6 am on your scheduled registration date. Register early for the best selection of classes. You can adjust your schedule at any time through the first week of classes.

  • Remember, you must register for at least one class before the quarter begins or you will be subject to a $25 late registration fee.
  • Talk with your advisor before selecting your courses or use the degree auditing (DARS) system to make sure you are taking the right courses for your degree plan.
  • Obtain entry codes from the appropriate program office for any courses requiring entry codes (indicated with a ">" in front of the SLN).
  • Take care of all university financial obligations. The system will not permit you to register if there is a hold on your registration.

Once you have initially registered, you can log in to MyUW as often as you want to check the status of sections, view your confirmed schedule, add or drop courses, or check your account balance.