Welcome! On this website, you’ll find additional program information and learn about important next steps. We recommend that you bookmark this site for your records. We are excited to welcome you to the University of Washington and to the Early Care and Education Program!

Next Steps for the Early Care & Education (ECE) Program                      

Step 1: Review the information on this website.

Step 2: Establish your UW NetID
Create your UW NetID if you haven’t already done so. You will need to do this before you can accept your offer of admission.

What is a UW NetID? UW NetID stands for University of Washington Network Identification. Your UW NetID and password are your personal identification for accessing your UW information and other online services for which you are eligible. You have just one personal UW NetID for your use only.

Step 3: Accept your offer of admission
Please respond to your offer of admission within two weeks. You will need your UW NetID to complete this step.

Step 4: Attend a New Student Orientation
Please sign up for your new student orientation, which will be held online through Zoom meeting. This orientation will introduce you to the program, curriculum, registration procedures, and service learning requirements, and introduce you to supports and resources available at the UW. You must attend a New Student Orientation before you can register for courses.

Step 5: Register for courses 
As a student in a fee-based degree program managed by UW Continuum College/UW Professional & Continuing Education (UWPCE), you’ll register for your courses online via the MyUW portal. The registration process for fee-based courses is administered by UWPCE and described on the How to Register page. You can find more information about costs and financial aid on the program website. Please note that you will not be able to register until after your New Student Orientation.

Note: All emails about registration and payments will be sent to your UW email address.

Step 6 (optional): Get your Husky Card
As an online student, you can request a Husky Card, which is the official ID card for members of the UW community. You can request this card in person at a Husky Card ID Center, or you an apply for an online card.

The online card is a fully functioning card; the only exception is that online cards will show the phrase “Photo Not Verified” below the photo. If you would like to obtain a online Husky Card, please send an e-mail request for a Husky Card to Registration Services at c2reg@uw.edu from your UW email address with Full Name & Student ID Number in the subject line. Registration Services will verify your eligibility and forward your request to the Husky Card Account & ID Center for processing, who will contact you within 1-2 business days with further instructions. You’ll be required to submit both a .jpg photo file and a color photocopy of a driver’s license or passport, according to the photo requirements that they will provide to you. Once complete, Registration Services will mail the card to the address listed in your MyUW account. If you do not receive the Husky Card from Registration Services within a few weeks, notify Registration Services and the Husky Card Office will send a replacement (no charge). If you lose your Husky Card and request a replacement, the Husky Card Office will charge your tuition account the standard $20 replacement fee and send a new card to Registration Services for mailing.

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