EFS and Advising & Orientation
U-PASS Bus Pass
Intramural Activities (IMA) Membership
Student Health Insurance
New International Students
English Language Proficiency
Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation
Course FeeHow much does an Early Fall Start course cost?
With the exception of the Exploration Seminars, the fee for an Early Fall Start course is $1045.00 for all students, regardless of whether you are classified as a resident or non-resident student for tuition purposes. The $1045.00 fee includes a non-refundable $100 enrollment fee. The fee for Exploration Seminars varies from course to course--consult the Program Description page of the Exploration Seminar website for specific fee information. Early Fall Start is considered part of autumn quarter for credit purposes. This means that your Early Fall Start course will appear on your autumn quarter schedule along with the rest of your autumn quarter courses. The fee ($1045) is in addition to your regular autumn quarter tuition. Payment for this fee will be due when you register for your Early Fall Start course. If you register and pay for a course but then do not attend autumn quarter, you will receive credit for the course if you complete it successfully.
Course CreditWhen do I get credit for this course?
The Early Fall Start program allows you to take a course before regular classes begin. Since this course is considered part of autumn quarter, it will appear on your autumn schedule and you will receive credit for the course at the end of autumn quarter.
How many credits can I take between Early Fall Start and autumn quarter?
EFS and Advising & OrientationCan I do Advising and Orientation and Early Fall Start at the same time?
As a general rule the answer is no. Missing either one or the other is not an option. You should plan to register for an A&O session that meets before EFS begins. There are many sessions throughout the summer including one that meets August 20-21 right before EFS begins on August 24. If this is really not an option for you then you should register for an EFS class that does not meet on Friday (most classes do not meet on Friday) and register for a Thursday-Friday A&O session. A&O sessions begin around 12:30 on Thursday and end around 4:00 on Friday. All EFS classes meet in the morning. This option would allow you to attend your EFS class on Thursday morning and then attend the first A&O session on Thursday afternoon and continue on with the Friday session without missing either your class or your A&O session.
If you are an international student it is not required that you register for the international A&O session on September 21. You may register for any of the options mentioned above.
Student IDHow can I get my student ID?
Go to the Husky Card Account & ID Center located on the ground floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library next to the By George Café. It is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to obtain your ID card, you will need to have your student ID number and a state or federal issued photo identification (such as a driver's license or passport, but not high school ID) with you.
U-PASS Bus PassWill U-PASS bus passes be available to Early Fall Start students?
New freshmen enrolled in Early Fall Start can purchase a discounted U-Pass bus pass for $20.00 good from the day you receive it through the end of September. This special Early Fall Start U-Pass is for transit and merchant discounts only. It cannot be used to receive discounted carpool parking on campus. Your autumn quarter U-Pass will be mailed to you in mid-September and will have all the U-Pass features. To purchase your EFS U-Pass go to the Husky Card Account & ID Center next to By George on the ground floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. U-Passes will go on sale beginning Thursday, August 20. You will need to present your student ID to obtain your U-Pass. For details about the U-Pass program, please visit the U-Pass website.
Intramural Activities (IMA) PassWill I be able to use the IMA?
Early Fall Start participants can purchase a multi-use pass for the IMA for $52.56 that allows unlimited use of the facility during the Early Fall Start period. You may also purchase a daily use pass for $4.38 a visit. You will need to present your student ID when you purchase your pass. Be sure to tell them you are an Early Fall Start student. Once you receive your autumn quarter validation sticker (mailed mid-September) which you affix to your student ID card, you can use the IMA without an additional charge.
Financial AidWill financial aid cover the added expenses of Early Fall Start?
If you have applied for, and been awarded financial aid for the coming academic year, you may file a revision request with the Financial Aid Office showing the increased costs arising from your participation in Early Fall Start. The form is available from the Financial Aid Office, 105 Schmitz Hall, or on the web. If you are interested in an Early Fall Start Exploration seminar, please visit the Exploration Seminar financial aid information page for details. When the Financial Aid Office receives your request they will determine if they can add additional money (most likely student or parent loans) to your financial aid award.
Student Health InsuranceWill the student health insurance I have purchased for autumn quarter cover any medical expenses I might incur during Early Fall Start?
If you are a new freshman and have purchased student health insurance when you registered for your autumn quarter classes, your health insurance does not take effect until September 28th. This means that you will NOT be covered by student health insurance during Early Fall Start. You may, of course, be covered under a family policy, or you may purchase short-term health insurance from a company selling such policies. If you are a current student and have purchased annual health insurance, you will have health coverage for Early Fall Start.
This year for the first time, students will have a choice between the existing plan and a new plan that provides higher coverage at a higher quarterly cost. Please see the student health insurance website for details.
Health insurance information for international students.
New International Students for Autumn QuarterHow do regulations that apply to international students affect my ability to register for an Early Fall Start course?
International students should register for an Early Fall Start class in the regular way through UW Educational Outreach. While you can register and pay for your course now, thus guaranteeing you a space in the course, it will not appear on your official UW autumn quarter schedule until after you arrive in the U.S. and meet with an adviser in the Office of International Students and Scholars, 459 Schmitz Hall.
University offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday so if you are unable to check in with the ISS office before your first class meeting, attend your class on the first day and then check in after your class. There will be a special check-in for EFS international students on Friday, August 21, and Monday, August 24, at 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 459 Schmitz Hall. Please check the ISS website for other scheduled check-in times. After you check in you should send an email message to email@example.com to let us know that you have been cleared for registration so you can be added to the official class list.
If you choose to participate in an Early Fall Start program and you will be entering the U.S. for the first time, please be aware that U.S. immigration policy will not allow you to enter the U.S. more than 30 days before the program start date listed on your immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019). The start date for ALL new international students is September 16, which means you will not be able to enter the U.S. before August 17. This is well before the beginning of Early Fall Start on August 24. Please make your travel plans accordingly and note that Early Fall Start students cannot move into a residence hall until Sunday, August 23.
Health insurance information for international students.
English Language ProficiencyCan I take an Early Fall Start course if I have an English language proficiency requirement?
Yes, you can take an Early Fall Start course if you also have an English language proficiency requirement to fulfill. At the UW, English language courses are part of the Academic English Program and are known as AEP courses.
You should register for an Early Fall Start class in the regular way through UW Educational Outreach. While you can register and pay for your course now, thus guaranteeing you a space in the course, we cannot add your Early Fall Start course to your official UW autumn quarter schedule until after you register for an AEP course. To facilitate your registration in your Early Fall Start course, you should register for an AEP class before Early Fall Start begins. Using web registration and the on-line TimeSchedule you should register for ENGL 100. Your AEP course will meet during the regular autumn quarter beginning September 24th. AEP courses are not offered during Early Fall Start.
Before you come to campus for Early Fall Start, you can contact the Office of Educational Assessment (206.543.1170) to make arrangements for a test of your English language proficiency (AEP Diagnostic Examination). Students can pre-register to take the test any time after they are accepted by the UW. If the test shows you do not need an AEP course, then you will be dropped from your ENGL 100 course. If the test shows you need to be placed in a different AEP class, you will be moved to the appropriate AEP class.
By registering for an AEP course, you are also eligible to take the optional AEP Preliminary Examination for that course on September 24. This examination is a second chance to test your knowledge of the course material. If you score high enough on the AEP Preliminary Examination you will be moved to the next course in the series. If you have questions you may contact the Academic English Program at 206.543.6242.
HousingWill housing in the residence halls be available?
Early Fall Start housing will be available in Lander Hall for students who:
Housing and Food Services (HFS) expects to have space available for all students who apply for Early Fall Start housing. To ensure that HFS can provide you a space for Early Fall Start, please submit the application by July 1, 2009.
If you apply for housing by July 1 for both Early Fall Start and the 2009-10 academic
If you apply after July 1, you will likely be assigned to a triple room for Early Fall Start:
If for any reason you are assigned to a different room for Early Fall Start than for the academic year, you will be required to move from your Early Fall Start room to your academic year room on Sunday, September 20, 2009.
HFS will begin sending Early Fall Start assignment information in late July.
HFS will send most correspondence to applicants and residents via their UW email accounts. Please check your UW email account regularly. You are responsible for receiving and reviewing any information sent by HFS to your UW email account.
Please note that if you forward your UW email to a different account, it may be filtered, refused or treated as spam. To ensure delivery of emails from HFS to your email inbox, please add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book or list of approved senders.
The earliest you may move into your Early Fall Start room is Sunday, August 23rd. To apply for Early Fall Start housing, visit the Housing and Food Services website. The Early Fall Start and 2009-10 Academic Year housing applications will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
If you have questions, or need additional information about housing for Early Fall Start, please contact Housing and Food Services directly at 206-543-4059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Opportunity and Reasonable AccommodationThe University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation please contact the Disability Resources for Students Office (Seattle Campus) at 206-543-8924 (voice), 206-543-8925 (TTY), 206-616-8379 (fax), or e-mail at email@example.com.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.