Add Codes at Foster
 

Foster School add code policies are as follows:

  1. Do NOT e-mail instructors or advisers for add codes. No wait lists, formal or informal, will be kept by instructors.
     
  2. If you are trying to gain access to a full section, keep checking the registration system for openings through the first week of classes.
     
  3. 200-level courses which are full at the start of the quarter will not be overloaded.
     
  4. If, on the first day of the quarter, you wish to gain access to a full 300/400 level section, not restricted to business students only, you must attend the first class sessions and continue to check the Time Schedule for spaces that open up. Students should continue to attend class all week and are responsible for material presented. However, this does not guarantee a seat. Registration will remain open through the first week of the quarter for any spaces that open up. Registration will close after the first week and no one will be allowed to register, even if there is a space. Check the SLN notes to verify which courses are open to all majors.

What should you do if a section of a course you want/need is closed?

  1. Register for an open section that fits your schedule to allow you to continue to make degree progress.
     
  2. Sign up for NotifyUW to receive free course notifications for closed and open course sections through email or SMS text alerts.
     
  3. Keep checking the registration system in case openings become available in the section you want/need.
     
  4. And, above all else, register when you are eligible…getting up at 6 a.m. is worth it if you get the class schedule you want.

Graduating seniors who are closed out of required courses for the quarter in which they are graduating should speak with an academic adviser in the Foster School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office (UPO) to discuss strategies.


Other Notes About Add Codes

Depending on your status, you might lack the ability to register in other situations. Please carefully read the information below. If you have questions, you are welcome to see an academic adviser.
 

Foster School Students
Students who are admitted to the Foster School may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances, including:

  • not having the course prerequisite(s)/co-requisite(s), which can include grade minimums
  • not holding the appropriate class status (such as junior or senior standing)
  • not being enrolled in an option or special program (such as finance, marketing, Honors, etc.)
  • attempting to repeat a non-repeatable class

In most cases, these restrictions are binding. Students who wish to request an exception should see an adviser.
 

Pre-major, Pre-business and Other Non-business Students
Students who are not yet admitted to the Foster School or do not intend to apply may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances, including:

  • not holding the appropriate class status (e.g. ACCTG 215, ACCTG 225, QMETH 201 and MGMT 200 require sophomore standing, which is 45 or more credits)
  • attempting to register for a upper division business core/elective only available to Foster School students
  • attempting to repeat a non-repeatable class

In most cases, these restrictions are binding. Students who wish to request an exception should see an adviser. Students seeking entry into Upper Division Core Courses prior to being admitted to the Foster School should recognize that completion of these courses does not increase the likelihood of admission to our program.
 

Exchange Students and Visiting Scholars
Exchange students and visiting scholars may experience registration restrictions through a variety of circumstances. However, since the programs are unique, students in this category should call 206-685-3400 to schedule an appointment with an adviser to discuss registration.
 

Non-matriculated Students
To register for many business courses, including the majority of upper-division coursework, non-matriculated students must use the appropriate non-matriculated student registration form and obtain the signature of an adviser.
 

Graduate Students
Most undergraduate courses are restricted to undergraduate students until the first week of class. Graduate students who wish to take an undergraduate course should see an adviser.