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How to Register

The registration instructions below are for UWPCE certificate programs, specializations and courses. To find out how to register for courses in a fee-based degree program, see the Fee-Based Degree Registration website.

General information

Once you’ve been accepted into a UWPCE course or program, you'll get registration instructions.

Please register promptly; registration closes two days before the first class, except for those accepted from the waitlist.

Payment is due right away. Learn about payment options.

Registration Methods

We offer several ways to register. 


You can register for most courses online. Follow the registration instructions for your course.


Email your completed course registration form to


Fax your completed course registration form to 206-685-9359.


Call 206-543-2310 during business hours


Mail your completed course registration form to the address on the registration form.


Bring your completed registration form to Registration Services, located in the UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, during business hours. Call us at 206-543-2310 when you arrive at the building and we can escort you to our office.

Transaction Summary

After you register, you’ll be emailed a registration confirmation called a transaction summary.

Keep your transaction summary handy. It provides proof of enrollment in a UW Professional & Continuing Education course and contains your student ID number, class schedule and location, and refund dates.

Registration Hours

Phone registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In-person registration is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roosevelt Commons building.

Registration Policies

Payment Policy

Payment is due right after you register. One to two business days after you submit your registration, you'll be emailed a link to your invoice and payment instructions. Full payment — or a purchase order or letter authorizing payment by a third party — is due immediately. 

Payment is considered past due 15 days after the invoice date, and a financial hold will be placed on your student account.

Here are important dates to note:

  • Payment Due: At Time of Invoice
  • Payment Past Due/Financial Hold Placed: 15 Days After Invoice Date

To drop a course, follow the instructions on Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds. Nonpayment does not drop you from a course. 

Drops and Other Course Changes

For general policies on dropping a course, see Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds

Cancellation Policy

UWPCE reserves the right to cancel programs or classes with low enrollment. If a program is canceled, all fees will be refunded.

Auditing a Course

Noncredit courses may not be audited. 

You may request to audit a credit course when you register. When auditing a course, you pay the same costs and fees as a regular student, but you earn no grade and no credit. 

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