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

Students may add a course until September 29, 2022 without being assessed a $20 fee and possible tuition forfeiture. The Late Add Period for students begins on October 4, 2025. 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 12, 2022, 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 4, 2022 without being assessed a $20 fee and possible tuition forfeiture. The unrestricted drop period is October 5 – 11, 2022; 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 13, 2021. For more information about dropping coursework in a quarter visit the Current Quarter Drop page.

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.

For more information, including a complete list of academic deadlines and dateslate 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 of Registration.

SUMMER 2023
AUTUMN 2022WINTER 2023SPRING 2023Full-termA-termB-term
Last day to make changes in registration via MyUW without being assessed a $20 Fee and possible tuition forfeitureOct 4, 2022Jan 9, 2023Apr 2, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jul 26, 2023
Last day to withdraw without owing tuition or feesOct 4, 2022Jan 9, 2023Apr 2, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jul 26, 2023
Unrestricted drop period – $20 fee
(Tuition Forfeiture period begins)
Oct 5-11, 2022Jan 10-16, 2023Apr 3-9, 2023Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2023NANA
Late Add Period – $20 fee and entry codes from academic departments required to add all courses beginningOct 5, 2022Jan 10, 2023Apr 3, 2023Jun 27, 2023Jun 27, 2023Jun 27, 2023
Last day to change to or from audit grade option. A $20 fee may be chargedOct 11, 2022Jan 16, 2023 Apr 9, 2023Jul 3, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jul 25, 2023
Late Course Drop Period – Use of Current Quarter Drop required and a $20 Fee is assessedOct 12 – Dec 9, 2022Jan 17 – Mar 10, 2023Apr 10 – Jun 2, 2023Jul 4 – Aug 11, 2023Jun 27 - Jul 12, 2023Jul 26 - Aug 11, 2023
Last day to add a course through MyUWOct 18, 2022Jan 23, 2023Apr 16, 2023Jul 10, 2023Jun 26, 2023Jul 26, 2023
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 feeDec 16, 2022Mar 17, 2023Jun 9, 2023Aug 18, 2023Jul 19, 2023Aug 18, 2023
Last day to change variable creditsDec 9, 2022Mar 10, 2023Jun 2, 2023Aug 11, 2023Jul 12, 2023Aug 11, 2023
Last day for graduate students to pay on-leave feeDec 9, 2022Mar 10, 2023Jun 2, 2023NANANA
Last day to withdraw (dropping all classes)Dec 9, 2022Mar 10, 2023Jun 2, 2023Aug 11, 2023Jul 12, 2023Aug 11, 2023