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UW in the High School

Bringing the University to Your Classroom

UW in the High School

Want to challenge yourself and get ahead at the same time?

UW in the High School lets you take University of Washington courses and earn college credit without ever leaving your high school campus.

Through UW in the High School, UW courses are free for public school students and offered at a reduced rate for private school students. Learn more about how UWHS works and how to decide if it's right for you.


Alumni and a coordinator from UW in the High School discuss the benefits of this unique program.

Explore the UW Difference

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Take a UW Course at Your School

Take the same courses offered on the UW campus, taught by your own teachers, who are trained by the UW department offering the course.

Learn About UWHS

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Stretch Yourself Academically

Challenge yourself to real college coursework. Schools offer courses ranging from astronomy and calculus to computer programming and Spanish.

Explore courses

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Get a Head Start on College

Earn both high school credit and credit toward your college degree. These credits are valuable whether you plan to attend the UW someday or another college or university.

Earn Credit

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Access UW Student Services

As a UWHS student, you have access to a variety of UW student services. You can borrow from the UW libraries and schedule appointments with the Odegaard Writing & Research Center.

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