Priority registration dates are based on your completed credits, currently registered courses (as of two days prior to the first day of registration), and the last digit of your student number. The student number priority is changed each quarter so that all students have the earliest possible priority every other quarter.
During Registration Period 1, one half of the available spaces in each course are reserved for day two of each priority period. If a registration message states that the first day spaces are filled, then the other half will be released on day two of that priority period.
You may register on or after your registration date and make changes to your schedule. Your priority registration date will be listed in MyUW on your registration screen. Registration periods are also listed on the Academic Calendar. You must register for at least one course before the first day of the quarter. Otherwise, a late registration fee will be charged.
Registration Period 1
Registration Period 1 is open for continuing students currently enrolled, students who completed the previous quarter or undergraduate students who are quarter-off eligible.
Graduating seniors or post-baccalaureate students with a degree application on file with the Office of the Registrar may register on the first day of Registration Period I for the final two quarters.
If you must postpone your graduation, you may save your two Graduating Senior Priority (GSP) registration quarters for your last two quarters of attendance by not registering before the regular senior priority registration day. Students who have used their GSP registration prior to their last two quarters will revert to the regular senior priority registration date.
Continuing students with veteran status and spouses of veterans receiving benefits may register for classes on the first day of Period I Registration. Students who are not currently receiving veterans benefits will need to provide proof of veteran status to the Veteran and Military Resource Center in order to be eligible for priority registration during this period.
Registration opens at 6:00am for each priority date.
Registration Period 2
Registration Period 2 is primarily for newly admitted students and returning students. You may register on or after the date listed on the Academic Calendar. New students with veteran status and spouses receiving veteran benefits are eligible to register one day earlier than the newly admitted students and returning students.
Your admission offer will not transfer to a future quarter. If you cannot attend UW Tacoma for the quarter for which you have been offered admission, you will need to contact the Admissions Office about your options.
Continuing students may register any day during this period.
This period is from the first day of the quarter through the 7th calendar day of the quarter. It is open to all students for adds and changes. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on your transcript through the 2nd week of the quarter. Registration and other fees may apply.
This period is open to all students. All courses added during the late add period require an course enrollment/entry code request. A $20 change of registration fee will be charged for any registration transactions made on a single day during this period. However, Summer Quarter B-term courses are not assessed the $20 fee until after the first week of B-Term.
The last day of this period is the last day to add a course, as listed on the Academic Calendar. Entry codes will be canceled at 1pm on that day.
After the Late Add Period
After the Late Add Period, you cannot add courses through registration on MyUW. For reasons of public safety and instructional quality, course registration is limited to the approved classroom capacity after the Late Add Period.
Guidelines for Petitioning to Add a Course after the Late Add Period
We recommend that you first consult with your academic advisor if you believe you have extenuating circumstances that warrant consideration of adding a course late.
Submit your completed form with both instructor and dean/director signatures and/or supporting documentation with approvals. Requests submitted without all signatures, including your own, will be denied.
If you are requesting a course section change with the same instructor, an entry code is sufficient. You do not need to obtain the required signatures.
All independent study courses require a faculty code. If this is missing, the course cannot be added. Contact your department for the faculty code.
All variable credit courses require the number of credits to be listed.
Upon receipt of your completed form, Office of the Registrar staff will carefully examine it to make sure that you have provided all of the necessary information, along with your phone number or email where you can be reached if we have any additional questions. Staff will also verify that all of the necessary information has been included on the form, such as the Schedule Line Number (SLN), course name, number, section, and credits to be added. Once the course has been added, you will see the updates to your schedule via MyUW.