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How to Register

The registration instructions below are for UWPCE certificate programs and courses. To find out how to register for courses in a fee-based degree program, see the Registration for Fee-Based Degree Students website. 

General information

Once you’ve been accepted into a UWPCE course or certificate program, we’ll send you registration instructions.

Please register promptly; registration closes two days before the first class, except for those accepted from the waitlist.

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Learn about payment options.

Registration Methods

We offer several ways to register. Note that if you have any financial aid or third-party paperwork, you cannot register by phone; you must register by fax, mail or email. Be sure to submit the paperwork along with your registration form. 

In-person registration is not available until further notice. 


Call 206-543-2310 during business hours. Payment must be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.


Fax your completed course registration form to 206-685-9359. When registering by fax, you must pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express, unless you're submitting financial aid or third-party paperwork.


Mail your completed course registration form and payment to the address on the registration form.


Email your completed course registration form to Email is a good method for submitting financial aid or third-party paperwork; credit card payments cannot be accepted via email. 


Online registration is only available for certain courses. Follow the registration instructions for your course.

Transaction Summary

After you register, you’ll be emailed a registration confirmation called a transaction summary, which serves as a receipt for payment and provides refund dates.

Keep your transaction summary handy. It provides proof of enrollment in a UW Professional & Continuing Education course and contains your student ID number, class schedule and class location.

Registration Hours

Phone registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Registration Policies

Payment Policy

Full payment — or a purchase order or letter authorizing payment by a third party — is due at the time of registration. You are not officially registered and cannot begin your course until payment is received. Late payments may be assessed a late fee.

Drops and Other Course Changes

For general policies related to dropping a course, see Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds.

Cancellation Policy

UWPCE reserves the right to cancel programs or classes with low enrollment. If a program is canceled, all fees will be refunded.

Auditing a Course

Noncredit courses may not be audited. 

You may request to audit a credit course when you register. When auditing a course, you pay the same costs and fees as a regular student, but you earn no grade and no credit. 

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