UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

Non-Clinical Elective Registration

All Seattle and distance-learning Non-Clinical Electives follow the University of Washington registration deadlines and timelines; local regional Non-Clinical Electives will follow their site’s registration deadlines and processes. This page contains information about registration deadlines, adding courses, dropping courses, among other policies. For more information or questions, contact your regional administrators or the SOM Non-Clinical Electives team.

Seattle and Spokane students register directly via their MyUW.

Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, or Idaho (WAMI) students will work with their regional administrators to register for a distance-learning Non-Clinical Elective.

Registration Information for Students

Late Add and Drop

Students may add a course until September 30, 2020 without being assessed a $20 fee and possible tuition forfeiture. The Late Add Period for students begins on October 6, 2020. Students must pay a $20 fee and entry codes are required to be added to all courses. The last day to add a course through MyUW is October 20, 2020, after which students must complete the Late Add Petition Form. All forms must be returned to the SOM Registration Office before being registered for the course.

Students may drop a course until October 6, 2019 without being assessed a $20 fee and possible tuition forfeiture. The unrestricted drop period is October 7 – 13, 2020; a $20 fee will be assessed. Students can drop during this time period without any restrictions, and no record of the dropped course will be recorded on the transcript. However, a quarter withdrawal statement will appear. The Late Course Drop Period for students begins on October 14, 2020. Students must use their annual drop, unless submitting a Hardship Withdrawal, and a $20 fee will be assessed.

7th Day Drop Exception

Students whose first scheduled class meeting* is after the seventh calendar day of the and who needs to drop from that class should email the Registration Office by the Sunday following that meeting requesting a drop. Students should specify that they are requesting the drop without being charged the $20 fee.

Information in the email should include:

  1. Student name;
  2. Student number;
  3. Course SLN;
  4. Course prefix, number, and section;
  5. Date of first class

*The class must be identified in the Student Database as having an official start date after the 7th calendar day of the quarter. Classes that have a start day on the first calendar day of the quarter, but start at a later time, are not eligible.

2019-2020 Registration Deadlines for Foundations Coursework

For more information, including a complete list of academic deadlines and dates, late course adds, drops, and changes, or course drop policies, please visit the Office of the University Registrar website. Below is a list of important dates and deadlines complied from the Office

AUTUMN 2020 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021
Full-term A-term B-term
Late Registration Fee begins ($75) [First-time registration (signing up for a class) for the quarter] Oct 14, 2020 Jan 18, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 Jul 5, 2021 Jul 5, 2021 Aug 5, 2021
Last day to add, drop or change a course in the Registration Office without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 Jul 28, 2021
Last day to withdraw at the Registration Office without owing tuition or fees Oct 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 2, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 Jul 28, 2021
Last day to make changes via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeiture Oct 6, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 Apr 4, 2021 Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021 Jul 28, 2021
All courses require entry codes to add beginning Oct 7, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021
Unrestricted drop period $20 fee Oct 7-13, 2020 Jan 11-17, 2021 Apr 5-11, 2021 Jun 28 – Jul 4, 2021 NA NA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and Entry Codes required to add all courses beginning Oct 7, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021 NA
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be charged Oct 13, 2020 Jan 17, 2021 Apr 11, 2021 Jul 2, 2021 Jun 25, 2021 Jul 27, 2021
Late Course Drop Period Use of Annual Drop Required and a $20 Fee is Assessed Oct 14 – Nov 17, 2020 Jan 18 – Feb 21, 2021 Apr 12 – May 16, 2021 Jul 3 – Aug 8, 2021 Jun 28 – Jul 11, 2021 Jul 28 – Aug 11, 2021
Last day to add a course through MyUW Oct 20, 2020 Jan 24, 2021 Apr 18, 2021 Jul 11, 2021 Jun 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee Nov 17, 2020 Feb 21, 2021 May 16, 2021 Aug 8, 2021 Jul 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021
Last day to change variable credits (must be done in Registration Office, 2nd floor Schmitz Hall) Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 Jun 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 Jul 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave fee Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 Jun 4, 2021 NA NA NA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes) Dec 11, 2020 Mar 12, 2021 Jun 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 Jul 14, 2021 Aug 13, 2021