Students who are not currently in the Biology major must wait until Period 2 registration in order to register for upper division Biology courses.
Introductory Biology Series: Courses in this series can only be repeated once at UW Seattle. Students cannot sign up for the course until Period 3 Registration. If you need to repeat a course in the series a 3rd time, you may consider taking it at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma. If you choose to take a course at a Washington State community college, you must take all three courses in the series in order for it to transfer to UW.
300-400 Level Courses: Students may repeat upper division courses once and do not need to wait for Period 3 Registration. In order to repeat a course a third time, students must acquire approval from the professor of that course.
Please refer to the University's repeat policy page for more information.
Non-matriculated students must wait until the start of the quarter to register for courses. Students will need the Registration Approval form signed by the course faculty member first and then an academic adviser. Please note: Most faculty members may not sign the form until the third day of the quarter. As a non-matriculated student, you will only have the option to take undergraduate courses in the Biology Department.
Click here for more information on registering as a non-matriculated student at the University of Washington.
The Biology Department does accept postbaccalaureate students; however, you must be a matriculated student at the University of Washington as a postbac and meet the minimum admission requirements to apply to the Biology major. If you have not been accepted to UW, you will need to register as a non-matriculated student in the interim.
Postbaccalaureate students must meet with an adviser, preferably prior to applying to the major, to discuss previous coursework equivalency and a plan for upcoming quarters. We recommend that postbac students have completed the Introductory Biology Series (or its equivalent) and a full year of General Chemistry before applying to the major.
Please note: We do not write letters of support for students who are wishing to enter the Biology major as postbacs. Postbac students must follow the same departmental admissions policy as undergraduate students.