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Early Fall Start

Begin your journey at the UW with special courses designed for incoming first-year students.
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Get Ahead of the Pack

Registration is closed for 2022 Early Fall Start — but check back in early 2023 for details about 2023 Early Fall Start.

Are you ready for the University of Washington? Make a smooth transition to the UW by attending Early Fall Start, a special program for new students.

Make a Great Start

With Early Fall Start, you can enroll in a UW course about a month before autumn quarter begins and get comfortable with college life. 

Jump Into the UW

Meet new friends and get ready for the school year at the University of Washington.

Learn About the Program

Earn Credits Early

Get ahead of the academic curve with five credits that apply toward autumn quarter.

Dive Into Learning

Choose Your Course

In Early Fall Start, you’ll launch your academic career with a special five-credit course that starts in late August.

Discovery Seminars

Explore a unique, engaging topic in a small class setting with a UW professor.

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English Language & Writing

Improve your English language skills or get ready for college-level writing.

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