Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Notify.UW Frequently Asked Questions
|What is Notify.UW?||Notify.UW is a free tool that sends notifications about course availability. UW NetID holders who subscribe to Notify.UW can choose to be notified via email and/or SMS text message when classes they are interested in either become available or close during quarter registration.|
|Is the Notify.UW service free?||Yes, the Notify.UW service is free to anyone with a UW NetID.|
|Will I be charged for SMS texts?||Standard messaging rates apply. Check with your mobile phone service provider.|
|How do I subscribe to Notify.UW?||Simply go to notify.uw.edu and:
|How do I confirm my telephone number?||When you add a new telephone number, Notify.UW will send a text to that number. You must reply with “YES” in order to confirm your phone number. At that point, your phone number is confirmed and Notify.UW will send texts to that number.|
|How do I subscribe to be notified about specific course sections (SLN) from Notify.UW?||Go to notify.uw.edu and for each course section (SLN) you would like to be notified about:
|How do I subscribe to be notified about specific course sections (SLN) from the Time Schedule?||For each course section (SLN) you would like to be notified for, navigate to the UW Time Schedule’s Current Section Status and:
If you are not already subscribed to Notify.UW, you will also be prompted accept the Terms of Service and add at least one point of contact (email address or phone number).
|How can I unsubscribe from notifications?||Go to notify.uw.edu and:
|How do I stop receiving SMS notifications from my phone?||For each course Schedule Line Number (SLN) you are subscribed to you can reply back to any Notify.UW SMS notification message by typing STOP SLN your sln.|
|What mobile phone carriers are supported for SMS text notification?||Most mobile phone service providers (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.) are supported. However, SMS service availability is dependent upon your data access plan and network coverage plan. You can find a full list of supported mobile phone carriers here.|
|Why am I not receiving my notifications?||There are several possible reasons why you are not receiving notifications:
|How do I de-blacklist my mobile number?||You can reply to any Notify.UW SMS text with START. Blacklisting is when a user asks their mobile phone carrier to block calls or SMS texts from a particular source.|
|Why is one of my subscriptions missing from my subscription list?||There are two reasons why a subscription may drop from your list:
|Why am I getting duplicate messages?||
|Why do I only get one section close notification?||Notify.UW sends a notification only the first time a section closes. After that you will receive notifications only for sections that have re-opened.|
|How do I change my telephone number/email address in the Notify.UW service?||Go to notify.uw.edu and:
|I changed my UW NetID; what do I need to do in the Notify.UW service? via SMS? via email?||You will not need to do anything within Notify.UW to change your UW NetID, however you WILL need to resubscribe to any course notifications you had previously activated.|
|Does the Notify.UW service work with Google Voice?
||No, Google Voice is not supported with Notify.UW.|
|What are the Notify.UW Terms of Service ?||The Notify.UW Terms of Service can be found here. The Notify.UW Terms of Service may change at any time without notice.|
|What browsers have been tested (and are supported) for use with Notify.UW?||Desktop:
|What are SMS keywords? Which standard SMS keywords work with Notify.UW?||SMS keywords are standard terms supported by most mobile phone service providers that enable users to perform specific interactions with a mobile service or application. Notify.UW is configured to work with the following SMS keywords:
In order to use the Notify.UW service, you must read and agree to the following:
- Your use of the Notify.UW service does not imply eligibility for course enrollment nor guarantee successful registration in courses.
- The Notify.UW service is an opt-in service. Your use of the service is strictly voluntary and is subject to the University’s Website Terms and Conditions of Use https://www.washington.edu/online/term and Online Privacy Statement ( https://www.washington.edu/online/privacy ).
- You must not abuse this service, and violations may be subject to disciplinary action according to University policy and the UW Student Conduct Code.
- The Notify.UW service is subject to change at any time without notice.
- The third party provider is currently Twilio but may change at any time without notice.