UW in the HS – College Credit for AP CS

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 23 September 2012 No Comment

We are proud to offer our students taking AP Computer Science the opportunity to earn 4 University of Washington credits for UW Computer Science 142 for 10th, 11th and 12th grade Students.  The cost of these credits are $305* ($260 [4 credits], plus a $45 UW registration fee) which must be submitted by mail or phone by Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. Registration instructions are located at: https://www.uwhs.uw.edu/students-parents/registration-fees/

The UW Computer Science program has approved that our AP CS class meets the requirements of CS 142 and now allows this articulation; meaning students can graduate Garfield with a UW transcript with 4 credits!  The necessary forms and fact sheet for this program will be sent home with all AP CS students (additional details below). This is a great opportunity to earn UW credits for a fraction of the cost while at Garfield High School, but it also means that registered students are making the commitment to put in the extra effort to succeed in AP CS, since the grade in this class will go on their permanent UW record.

UW in HS Fact details can be found on line at: https://www.uwhs.uw.edu/students-parents/ .  If you need our Garfield UW in the HS registration details, please contact Mr. Bergquist for a copy (it has Garfield specific numbers on it).  For more details regarding the UW in the High School program visit the website: https://www.uwhs.uw.edu/, and you can contact the program with any questions at c2reg@uw.edu or (206) 543-2310.  And if there is any questions I can answer regarding our AP class, feel free to contact me, Mr. Bergquist, at embergquist@seattleschools.org or (206) 252-2424 (after school please).

More Details about UW in HS:

  • Partner Schools: https://www.uwhs.uw.edu/partner-schools/
  • Cost: $305* ($260 [4 credits], plus a $45 UW registration fee) (Note: If students are registering for more than one course that starts in the same term, they only need to pay the registration fee once.  For example, a student registering for two year-long classes (one 4 credit + one 5 credit) would pay $260 + $325 +$45 = $570.  However, if the student later registers for a second semester class, the registration fee will need to be paid again at that time.)
  • OSPI Dual Credit page:  http://www.k12.wa.us/dualcredit/default.aspx
  • Just in case, Drop & Withdrawal policyhttps://www.uwhs.uw.edu/students-parents/drops-withdrawals/
  • UW Transcripts. Students are not automatically sent a UW transcript. There is a $11 fee for each official transcript (+ $2 convenience fee if done online), which can be ordered via a student’s MyUW page or by using the Transcript Request Form. For additional information about how students can request their transcript visit: https://www.uwhs.uw.edu/students-parents/grades-transcripts/

In addition, students in AP CS are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam in early May and can also receive Tech Prep credit with Seattle Central Community College later in the school year.

* Please note that the UWHS fee is non-refundable and there are predefined rules if a student decides to withdraw from the program.  Grade through this program will be on your permanent UW record.  Details on computing the final grade for UW in the HS can be found linked here.

[Updated for 2018 AP CS, Fall '19 - Spring '20]

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