About EFS

Early Fall Start lets incoming UW freshmen get a head start on their college experience. Take a class, learn your way around campus and make new friends–all before the start of autumn quarter.

Early Fall Start students take one 5-credit class. You can choose between intensive Discovery Seminars on a variety of engaging interdisciplinary topics, or writing and academic English classes designed to get you ready for college assignments.

Early Fall Start is a four-week session: August 23 – September 16, 2016. Regular autumn quarter classes begin on September 28.

Early Fall Start classes meet weekday mornings for two and a half hours, leaving your afternoons free to explore campus, sightsee in Seattle or socialize with new friends.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation

The UW reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with university policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.

The UW is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation please contact the Disability Resources for Students Office (Seattle campus) at 206-543-8924 (voice), 206-543-8925 (TTY), 206-616-8379 (fax), or email