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For the health and safety of our students and community, Early Fall Start 2021 will be offered exclusively through remote learning.

For more information, see Why Attend Early Fall Start Online.

Registration & Costs

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Early Fall Start students register and pay for their course separately from their regular autumn quarter tuition. There are also specific requirements and policies for other aspects of the program, such as advising and orientation, credits, grades, drops and withdrawals.


You don’t have to complete a separate application for Early Fall Start — all incoming UW Seattle first-year students are eligible. Just register for your course.

Advising & Orientation

All students must complete an Advising & Orientation session before you begin your Early Fall Start course. See the advising and orientation page for more details.

Costs & Financial Aid

All Early Fall Start courses cost the same amount, and your financial aid award may be applicable. Learn more about costs and financial aid.

Credits & Grades 

Find out about policies regarding credits and grades in Early Fall Start.

Drops & Withdrawals

Learn what to do if you need to drop or withdraw from your course.