Student Systems Help Center

April 12, 2018

Registration Comparison

The University of Washington offers two way to navigate your academic options and register for classes.

  1. Register using MyPlan: From your quarter’s plan in MyPlan, use one click to navigate to the registration screen with your desired courses’ SLN codes filled out.
  2. Register using SLN codes: You can also navigate directly to the registration screen and type your desired SLN codes.

You can access both registration methods from the Quick Links area of MyUW.  The table below shows which registration tasks you can complete on each system.

Registering for classes starting from MyUW


Using MyPlan

Using SLN Codes

Search for available courses by quarter Yes. Yes.
Search Course Catalog for all courses offered at UW Yes. Yes.
View your visual schedule Yes. Yes.
View seat availability before registering Yes. Yes.
Sign up for seat availability notifications Yes. Yes.
Register for classes in Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer full-term (non-FIG) Yes. Yes.
Register for Summer A & B terms Yes.
Register for First-year Interest Group (FIG/E-FIG/T-FIG) classes Yes.
View registration holds Coming soon Yes.
Drop courses Yes.
Change grading options (standard or satisfactory/non-satisfactory) Yes.
Make plans and compare potential schedules for future quarters Yes.
Bookmark courses of interest Yes.
Explore courses offered within specific degree programs Yes.
Learn about degree programs Yes.
Run a degree audit Yes.
Run an audit on your future planned courses Yes.