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 choose a date below and click the link to register for Part 1 of your new student orientation, which will be held online over Zoom. This orientation will introduce you to the program, curriculum, registration procedures, and community-based learning experience, and give you the opportunity to get to know other members of your cohort. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, please email Jenni at jcole2@uw.edu to request a recording.

Wednesday, July 28, 12-1:30pm


Thursday, August 26, 7:30-9pm

Part 2 of your orientation will occur in Canvas and can be done at your own pace. You must complete both parts of the New Student Orientation before you can register for courses. The ECE orientation is your only required orientation. You do not need to attend an A&O session offered by First Year Programs.

Step 5: Upload Unofficial Transcripts
Please upload your unofficial college transcripts. You will need to submit a transcript from each college you have attended, whether or not you expect to receive transfer credits. You will first need to set up your UW Google Suite, then log in using your UW Net ID, to complete this step. You may need to open a new browser or an incognito/private window first to log in with your UW Net ID. 

Step 6: Register for courses 
You will receive details on registration after you attend a New Student Orientation. 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 orientation.

(Optional) Step 7: Get your UW Husky Card
The Husky Card is your UW student ID card. Visit the Husky Card website for information on how to obtain a card. In response to COVID, the Husky Card office allows you to apply for a card over email. You can find more information on their operations updates page.

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



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