Arrive Early, Start Strong

Welcome new Huskies! College Edge is a dynamic program designed to launch incoming first-year students on strong footing. Connect deeply with faculty, peers, and campus before Autumn Quarter. 

Initiate Your College Experience

Are you ready for the University of Washington? Make a smooth transition to the UW by attending College Edge, a special program for new incoming first-year students (freshman). Formerly known as "Early Fall Start", College Edge allows you to enroll in and complete one UW course the month before Autumn quarter begins and get comfortable with college life.

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Jump Into the UW

Meet new friends and get ready for the school year at the University of Washington.

Learn About the Program
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Earn Credits Towards Your Degree

Dig deeply into your UW coursework with a five-credit course that applies towards your first year. 

Dive Into Learning

Choose Your Course

In the College Edge program, you’ll launch your academic career with a dynamic five-credit course from August 19th through September 13th, 2024. 


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Discovery Seminars

Explore a unique, engaging topic in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences in a small class setting with a UW professor.

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English 108 Writing Ready Seminars

Build writing confidence and get access to key learning strategies for college writing success in every discipline.

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Story for Success Workshop

Sharing your story in a compelling way is crucial for professional success. As a College Edge student, you will have exclusive access to a free Story Workshop with gesture. Take control of future interviews, master your elevator pitch and leave with the tools you'll need to leverage the professional opportunities you'll encounter during your UW academic career.

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