Student Policies

Confidentiality of Student Education Records

Like other students at the UW, non-degree students are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which provides for and protects the confidentiality of student education records. For more information about FERPA, see the Registrar's FERPA page.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies

The University of Washington 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 protected veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action supports the University’s compliance with the law and spirit of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Student Conduct Code

The University of Washington's Student Conduct Code applies to all students, including students enrolled in Continuum College/UW Professional & Continuing Education programs.

Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic responsibility. Plagiarism and other kinds of academic misconduct are considered serious offenses at the UW. Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without proper citation. It can range from failure to credit a single sentence or paragraph to passing off an entire article, speech or another student’s paper as one’s own. 

For credit courses, instances of academic dishonesty are handled by the University of Washington Committee on Academic Conduct. If evidence of academic misconduct is established, the student will be given a failing grade for the course and any request for a refund of course and other fees will be denied.