We will begin accepting applications in November 2019 for Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Autumn 2020.

We welcome undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students and professionals from any institution worldwide to apply. You do not need to be currently enrolled at the University of Washington or any other university or college.

After the Application Due date, faculty will review all applications. Admissions decisions are normally completed in 4-6 weeks and you will be notified by email. We cannot admit students until they have submitted all required application materials (see below). The Director of Friday Harbor Laboratories has final authority in admitting students.

Financial aid requests will be considered after admissions decisions have been completed. This may require an additional 2-3 weeks and you will be notified, most likely, in a separate email.  Learn more about Financial Aid.

The required application materials and steps vary depending on the quarter for which you are applying and on whether or not you are a University of Washington (UW) matriculated student. See below for details.

 

Applying for Spring or Autumn Quarters

UW Students applying for Spring or Autumn Quarter:

  1. FHL Application Form
  2. Transcripts – upload in FHL application form
  3. Course Preference List (only for Spring Marine Studies and Autumn Marine Studies) – in FHL application form
  4. Financial Aid Materials (if applicable) – in FHL application form
  5. Registration

All Other Applicants (non-UW) Applying for Spring or Autumn Quarter:

  1. FHL Application Form
  2. Transcripts – upload in FHL application form
  3. Personal Statement – upload in FHL application form
  4. Letter of Recommendation – instructions in FHL application form
  5. Course Preference List (only for Spring Marine Studies and Autumn Marine Studies) – in FHL application form
  6. Financial Aid Materials (if applicable) – in FHL application form
  7. International Students
  8. Registration

 

APPLYING FOR SUMMER COURSES AT FHL
(all applicants):

  1. FHL Application Form
  2. Transcripts – upload in FHL application form
  3. Personal Statement – upload in FHL application form
  4. Letter of Recommendation – instructions in FHL application form
  5. Financial Aid Materials (if applicable) – in FHL application form
  6. International Students
  7. Registration

 

 Application requirement details:

FHL Application Form (required from all applicants)

For 2019 Courses at FHL, we are introducing an online application which interfaces with our new management system (Iris).

If this is the first time you access Iris, the system will prompt you to set up a new account. This new account will be your portal for FHL applications. With Iris, you will be able to submit application documents and, at a later date (before arriving at FHL), you will rely on your Iris account to pay for FHL charges online.

You can begin this application and return to it at a later time. When you re-enter Iris you must click the “Edit Registration” button to continue with your registration.

An application form for each term is available through the following links to the Iris system.  If you wish to apply for more than one term at FHL, a separate application form is required for each term:

1) SPRING QUARTER 2019 APPLICATION FORM
Spring 2019 applications have closed;  applications for Spring 2020 will open in November 2019.

2) SUMMER COURSES 2019 APPLICATION FORM
Summer 2019 applications have closed;  applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019.

3) AUTUMN QUARTER 2019 APPLICATION FORM

 

Course Registration

You must apply and be accepted by FHL before you can register for FHL courses. There are different registration procedures for spring, summer and autumn quarters at FHL, and for UW students and non-UW students. Everyone will need special instructions from FHL before you will be able to register.

Spring Courses:

  • UW students accepted by FHL will be provided with Add Codes by FHL staff so you can register yourself through “MyUW” in the usual way.
  • All non-UW students will be registered by FHL staff.

Summer Courses:

FHL staff will provide everyone instructions and forms to register for FHL summer courses through UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE).

Autumn Research Apprenticeships:

Everyone will be registered for research apprenticeships by FHL staff through UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE).

Autumn Marine Studies:

  • UW students accepted by FHL will be provided with Add Codes by FHL staff so you can register yourself through “MyUW” in the usual way.
  • All non-UW students will be registered by FHL staff.

 

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