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Academic Resources

This page contains academic resources for prospective and current students.

Foster Instructional Tutoring Center (FIT)

This tutoring center offers free tutoring in specific Foster School courses. Tutoring services are available to all UW students.

FIT pamphlet

For location and details, visit our Facebook page

Subjects covered:
ACCTG 215, 219, 225, 301
FIN 350
MGMT 200
Q METH 201

Forecast of Courses

Use the forecast of courses to discover which quarters specific classes are offered in the coming academic year. Note: this forecast is subject to change so be sure to also work with an academic adviser on planning your courses.

Transfer Courses and Study Abroad

Use the course equivalency guide to understand how Washington State Community College courses transfer back to the UW.

Use the Foster Study Abroad Course Evaluation List to see which courses have been previously approved from universities around the world.

Code of Conduct

If admitted to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, you become a member of a learning community committed to the highest academic standards. Be aware you must abide by the standards of conduct below.

You will agree to uphold the fundamental standards of honesty, respect and integrity, and accept the responsibility to encourage others to adhere to these standards.

Honesty: I will be truthful with myself and others.
Respect: I will show consideration for others and their ideas and work.
Integrity: I will be a leader of character. I will be fair in all relations with others.

As a member of the Foster School, you accept the responsibility to abide by and uphold the Foster School’s Undergraduate Code of Conduct.

Grade Expectations

All Foster School students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA in three areas of their academics: overall UW cumulative GPA, Foster School coursework GPA, and Formal Option GPA. Failure to maintain a 2.5 in the UW or Foster School GPA will first result in academic probation, and if not remedied, it could mean being dropped from the Foster School of Business. Failure to maintain a 2.5 within the option GPA could mean being dropped from that option.

Freshman Direct students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA during the first 45 UW credits, and must also complete micro economics, calculus and English composition during the first 45 UW credits.

See the Michael G. Foster School of Business continuation policy for more information.

Credit/No Credit (CR/NC)

A department may offer a course CR/NC, which means that the course can only be taken that way. There is no restriction on the number of CR/NC courses a student can take.

Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory (S/NS)

All courses can be taken S/NS, but you should only choose this grading option for classes taken as general electives. Any grade at 2.0 or higher will result in an S grade and an NS for below 2.0, but S/NS will never affect your GPA. You cannot take a course S/NS if you plan to use the course to satisfy general education requirements or specific business requirements. Note: you are limited to a total of 25 S/NS credits. Always discuss the decision to change grading options with an adviser before doing so.


Below is information about registration processes and policies at the Foster School.

Full Courses

The Foster School does not use add codes so asking your instructor for an add code will not work. The Foster School also does not overload courses that are full. The best course of action if a course is full is to watch for openings. The UW offers a free program, UW Notify, that can alert you when there is an opening in the full course you are interested in. You can find the UW Notify through your MYUW or by clicking on the SLN for the course you are interested in. See an adviser with questions or concerns.

Adding Courses

Up until the end of week one, there are no restrictions or penalties related to adding courses. However, at the Foster School, all classes close at the start of week two, even if there are seats available in the class.

Dropping Courses

During week one of the quarter you may drop without any penalty. During the second week, you will be charged a fee of $20 to drop a course. During weeks 3-8, you can drop a course for $20 but it will appear on your transcript as W3 if dropped during the third week, and you will have used your one annual drop. See UW Registration for more details.