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General Policies


Have a complaint concerning UWPCE? Please contact us so that we can connect you with the appropriate staff member to discuss.

The Office of the Ombud may  also be of assistance in resolving conflicts, and the University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints that a University employee has violated the University's non-discrimination or non-retaliation policies.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit for information regarding the WSAC complaint process. 

Equal Opportunity & AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Policies

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action supports the University’s compliance with the law and spirit of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Confidentiality of Student Education Records

Students enrolled in programs or courses offered by UW Professional & Continuing Education, along with students enrolled in credit programs at the University, are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which provides for and protects the confidentiality of student education records. For more information, see the Registrar's FERPA page.

Student Conduct Code

The University of Washington's Student Conduct Code applies to all students, including students enrolled in UW Professional & Continuing Education programs.

Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic responsibility. Plagiarism and other kinds of academic misconduct are considered serious offenses at the UW. Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without proper citation. It can range from failure to credit a single sentence or paragraph to passing off an entire article, speech or another student’s paper as one’s own. 

Instances of academic dishonesty for noncredit courses are handled by the University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education program instructors and staff. If evidence of academic misconduct is established, the student will be given a failing grade for the course and any request for a refund of course or other fees will be denied.

For credit courses, instances of academic dishonesty are handled by the University of Washington Committee on Academic Conduct. If evidence of academic misconduct is established, the student will be given a failing grade for the course and any request for a refund of course and other fees will be denied.

UWPCE reserves the right to consider a student's past misconduct in PCE courses when making admissions decisions.

Updating your records

Registration Services maintains contact information for currently enrolled students. To make sure you don't miss any timely communication, please let us know of any changes to your mailing address, phone number or email address by emailing

If your name has legally changed, please submit a Change of Name form to the address given on the form so we can update your official record.

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