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UW in the High School

Who Can Enroll

Any high school student who is academically ready may sign up to take a UW course at their school and earn high school credit. But before you enroll through UWHS to also earn UW credit, it’s important to think about whether this is the right option for you. There are two key things to consider:

  1. First, you must have completed any prerequisite coursework. About half of the courses offered through UWHS have prerequisites. Check the course descriptions for prerequisite information.
  2. Second, UWHS courses are official UW courses, and they are more challenging than a typical high school course. Your grade is recorded on a permanent UW transcript.

Succeeding in a UWHS Course

Succeeding in a UWHS course, and in any college course, requires responsibility, hard work and discipline. You'll need to have or be ready to learn skills like:

  • Time management (including study time outside of the school day)
  • Persistence through challenging course material and assignments
  • Note-taking and other study skills
  • Use of study groups
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Asking your teacher and others for help (e.g., other students, tutors)

Most UWHS students are up for the challenge — more than 95% successfully pass their course and earn UW credit!

Disability Accommodations

Any accommodations approved at your high school must also be approved for your UW courses. To make an accommodation request or obtain more information, contact the UW Disability Services Office at, 206-543-6450 (voice) or 206-685-7264 (fax).