Core courses

The core courses at the Evans School are designed primarily for Evans School MPA students. Once the first week of classes have started and all Evans School students have secured a spot, then faculty may consider graduate students from other UW departments on a space-available basis

Each Evans School MPA student will be permitted to join one wait list for each Evans School core course. All students should still register for the section of the course where there is space available as the wait list is to be used only to express preference for a particular class section. If a student could not get into his or her preferred course section, he or she should join the wait list. Also, if no space is available in any section of a core course, the student should sign up for the wait list.

Wait lists will only be used on the first day of class if the instructor is able to let in additional students, so students should continue to check the enrollment summary page on the time schedule web site and register for any open seats until the first day of instruction. We recommend that students on the wait list also sign up to receive notifications if spot becomes available in their desired section. Additional students will be admitted at the discretion of the instructor during the first week of class.

Add codes and wait lists will be distributed to faculty the week prior to the start of the quarter. At that time, no further requests will be accepted through the below wait list (refer to noted closing date).

Current Wait List, for Evans School MPA students only:

Non-core courses

For all non-core courses there will be no wait lists. If a student is unable to register for a course that he or she is looking to get into during the quarter, the student should continue to monitor the time schedule page to see if any spaces open. If no spaces open and the student is still unable to register for the course at the start of the quarter, then he or she should attend the first day of class to see if there is sufficient room or if the professor is willing to admit additional students in the course. Additional students will be admitted at the discretion of the instructor on the first or second day if he or she deems there is sufficient space in the class to allow for a productive learning environment.

Students can monitor the enrollment of a course by clicking on the enrollment summary page of the time schedule web site. The main time schedule web site only provides information that updates daily. However, the enrollment summary (in the upper right corner of the time schedule page) provides the most current information on enrollment, so that if a space opened up in a course it would almost immediately report that information.

Tuition-exempt students will not be able to receive priority in registration. All tuition paying students will be admitted to the class prior to tuition-exempt students being admitted.

For all other registration issues, please submit your questions to