Accepting Your Admission — Let's Make This Official!

The University of Washington College of Education is a vibrant, creative, intellectual, and passionate community of learners and doers, and your admission means you share that special spark. No matter where in the world you’re joining us from, you represent both the future of the College of Education and our storied history of educating innovators, changemakers, and thought leaders.

There’s a lot to do between now and your first day, and we know you have questions. This page has simple instructions to keep you moving in the right direction.

First things first: Let’s make this thing official. To accept your offer of admission, simply log into your online Application for Admission with your e-mail address and password. From there, you can respond to your offer of admission. 

Below, you'll find more information to help guide you through your next steps before you join us on-campus. International students must also complete enrollment steps. If you have further questions regarding next steps, we recommend reaching out to the Office of Student Services for guidance. 

1. Accepting Admission

The UW College of Education does not have a specific date for accepting your admission. However, students are encouraged to let us know as soon as they are able. International students are encouraged to do this by early spring to ensure time for visa processing.

Once you are ready to make your decision about the UW College of Education, return to the online Application for Admission, log in with your e-mail address and password, and indicate your decision. Note that you must also have your student UWNetID set up. A $250 deposit (fee based program deposits may vary) is required to secure your enrollment. If you have any questions about confirming your enrollment, email the Office of Student Services at

If you are unsure about accepting your offer of admission, please reach out to your advisor. Your advisor is best suited to assess what options exist given your individual needs, including deferring your admission to the following academic year. 

Once you accept the offer of admission, you will immediately see information about next steps, including how to send official transcripts to the Graduate School, as well as document immunizations. International students will find information about how to request a visa application and upload financial documents.

2. Confirm Enrollment

Once you accept your offer of admission and pay the enrollment deposit, you have successfully confirmed enrollment. Check out the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit page to learn about how to confirm your enrollment. To confirm enrollment, you will not be mailed a physical packet from the Office of the Registrar, instead, you will need to follow the steps in the online enrollment confirmation portal.

Before courses begin in the fall, make sure to remember to register when your registration period opens. For more information about registration perods, check out the UW Registrar website!

3. Update Your Address

If your address changes at any time prior to your enrollment, update your information by returning to the Online Application for Admission. Look for the “update profile” link in the top right corner of the application screen after you log in.

Before Orientation:

Before orienation in the fall, make sure to complete these tasks below:

Set up your UW NetID and email

Your UW NetID allows you to access University-only web information including MyUW, your personal student portal used to register for classes, view and pay tuition, and to create your email account. Your NetID is needed to confirm enrollment.

Submit your immunization form

All students at the UW are required to submit this form to Hall Health Center.

Submit your FAFSA

Make sure to submit your FAFSA by the January 15 priority deadline. You can still file after this date, but you will not be considered for priority aid. A FAFSA submission is required to receive federal financial aid and to be considered for need-based funding. (Federal School Code for UW is 003798).


Submit a scholarship application

Submit the application through the Graduate Student Scholarship Application Portal ( admissions/scholarships) beginning in March. Deadline to submit your application is March 18.

Complete the Husky Prevention & Response Student Course

Every member of the UW community has a role to play in creating and maintaining a University free from violence, harassment, and discrimination. Husky Prevention & Response is a one-time online course on preventing and responding to sex- and gender-based violence and harassment. Complete the required course — which takes 60-90 minutes — before the start of your first quarter. If you do not complete the course, you may be unable to register for future quarters.
Access the course here: If you become a student employee while at UW, you will be required to complete a student employee version of the course as well.

Register for orientation

The College of Education offers several orientations for new students to attend. While all new students are encouraged to attend the College of Education’s New Graduate Student Orientation, your program may also offer a program-specific orientation. You will need to register for the orientation(s) you’d like to attend. Make sure to check your email for updates.

Register for classes

Detailed information will be sent in mid-June. Don’t forget to register by July 1!

Before you register, view the UW Course Descriptions and UW Time Schedule. For more information on registration, visit the Registration Resources page to learn more about how to register using an SLN, how to view the UW Time Schedule, and more! 

Understand Washington residency

The University of Washington may require you to submit a Residence Questionnaire to verify that you have established bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for tuition and fee purposes. This questionnaire is required to be completed by anyone claiming in-state residency who (1) attended college outside Washington; or (2) attended college in Washington previously as a resident, but was not enrolled, in all or in part, during the last academic year (Autumn through Spring).

The classification process can take longer than 6 weeks for a determination. Learn more at


Explore the benefits of your Husky Card

The Husky Card is the official identification card for members of the UW community, but its use goes well beyond just an identification card. It provides access to services and opportunities, including campus libraries, with many Seattle-area businesses offering discounts to Husky Cardholders. By adding funds to a Husky Card, cardholders can pay for laundry, campus dining, and even items at the University Book Store. Learn more at

Advising & Coursework Selection

You are encouraged to contact your faculty advisor/program director as early as possible to discuss coursework for your program. While not required prior to registering, advising can be a helpful start to your first quarter. (NOTE: Danforth, L4L, IAL, School Psychology, & Islandwood students will receive specific registration information – contact your program administrator for details.) 

If you have additional questions about enrolling, contact the Office of Student Services.


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