College Edge Credits

College Edge courses are regular UW courses that grant you official academic credit. All courses are worth five credits. The five credits you earn during College Edge count toward autumn quarter, and they'll appear on your autumn quarter schedule and transcript with the rest of your courses.

Earning credit through College Edge gives you several advantages for autumn quarter:

  • If you want to take a lighter academic load in autumn quarter, you only need to enroll in 7 credits to be a full-time student (because you'll already have 5 credits from C.E.).
  • If you take a full slate of classes in the fall, your College Edge credits will put you ahead of the academic curve. You can earn up to 23 credits total without paying extra tuition (a charge that normally applies to students who take more than 18 credits in a quarter).

If you register, pay for and complete a College Edge course but do not attend the UW in autumn quarter, you’ll still receive credit for the course.

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Fulfilling Requirements

College Edge is a great way to get a head start on your general education requirements. The UW requires all students to earn credits in a variety of skill and subject areas, including the Areas of Inquiry. More information on which requirements each College Edge course fulfills can be found on the individual course pages on this site.


Because College Edge courses are considered part of autumn quarter, your grade will not be available until the end of autumn quarter. You'll receive your grade with the grades for the rest of your autumn courses.

To change your grading option to Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/NS), email prior to Friday, August 30th, 2024. Your email should include your name, student number, course title, and mention that you are enrolled in the College Edge program. We recommend that you consult Academic Advising before requesting this change, as it may affect how the credits will count toward your graduation requirements.