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UW in the High School

For Students & Parents

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Through UW in the High School, high school students can take challenging UW courses at their high school and start earning college credit. UWHS offers a large selection of courses on topics such as comparative literature, calculus, global health and Chinese at schools across Washington state. Learn more about how UWHS works.

Who Can Enroll

Any high school student in grades 9-12 who is academically ready may sign up to take a UW course at their school and earn high school credit. Learn about who can enroll.


By registering through UWHS, students can earn UW credit at no cost, or at a fraction of the cost you would pay on a UW campus. Find out about UWHS registration.

After You Register

Once you've registered, you may want to set up a UW NetID so you can access online services at the UW. Find out steps you can take after you register

Dropping a Course

Need to drop one course or drop all your UW courses? Get information about dropping a course.


UW credits earned through UWHS transfer successfully to many other colleges and universities. Learn more about credits.

Grades & Transcripts

UW courses taken though UWHS use UW’s grading system and appear on your official UW transcript. Learn about grades and transcripts.


The credits you earn through UWHS count toward degree requirements if you later enroll in the UW, or can be transferred to many other colleges and universities. Find out about credits.

After Your Course

When you’ve completed, or nearly completed, a UW course through UW in the High School (UWHS), check out these FAQ's and plan ahead for your next steps.