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Summer Sessions

How to Register — U.S. High School Students

U.S. high school students can earn college credit by taking courses at the University of Washington during Summer Sessions. To be eligible, you must have completed eighth grade or its equivalent by June 30, 2024.

To register for Summer Sessions as a high school student at the Seattle campus, follow the steps below. But if you're a graduating high school senior this year or an incoming UW freshman, follow the registration steps for non-UW students.

For details on how to register for Summer Sessions at other UW campuses, visit the UW Tacoma Nonmatriculated Students page or the UW Bothell Nonmatriculated Students page.

Step One: Find Your Class

Summer Sessions has more than 1,000 courses to choose from. For help finding the course or courses that are right for you, see the Courses & Programs page.

Step Two: Apply to Summer Sessions

  • Apply online using the Summer Sessions application.
  • Submit the $80 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you won’t be 18 years of age on the first day of Summer Sessions (June 17, 2024), you and your parent or guardian must sign an Under 18 Consent Form. After you submit your Summer Sessions application, you’ll receive two emails — one with a consent form for you to sign and the other with a consent form for your parent or guardian to sign. We need both forms signed to process your application.

Once your application has been processed, Registration Services will email you an enrollment confirmation acknowledgment letter and registration instructions. The letter will tell you how to set up a UW NetID, which is your personal identification for using UW online resources. You'll need a UW NetID to register.

Step Three: Register

Once registration opens, you can use MyPlan to register online for your Summer Sessions courses. Need help? Learn how to register using MyPlan

Be sure to register early — registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. See the Key Dates & Deadlines page for more details. 

Step Four: Pay Tuition and Fees

Once you've registered, visit the Tuition & Fees page for UW Summer Sessions tuition costs. For payment instructions, see information from Student Fiscal Services. For a full list of tuition deadlines, see the Academic Calendar.