Course registration is done online via MyUW. You'll want to register before the end of finals week to make sure there are no problems with your U-Pass.

Regarding Insurance:

US Citizens and permanent residents will automatically receive Graduate Appointee Insurance Program coverage.

International Students will automatically receive Graduate Appointee Insurance Program coverage but will also need to sign up for standard UW international student insurance each quarter when registering. Please be assured that once the system recognizes that you have GAIP coverage, the standard UW student insurance charge will be removed. This cumbersome system is in place to ensure all international students at UW have insurance coverage.

Once you are ready to register:

Faculty codes used to register for research courses (Genome 501, 600, 800) are now available online. A list of available courses and schedule line numbers can be found on the UW time schedule.

Beginning with the incoming class of 2012, second year students are required to enroll in Genome 580 (ethics), a five week course typically offered during Spring Quarter each year, with the exception of MD / PhD students who should take the course in year 3 due to the structure of the MSTP.

New: second year students are no longer required to enroll in Genome 547 (Scientific Writing).

You should sign up for a minimum of 10 credits each quarter (except for Summer, when you should sign up for 2 credits). You'll want to vary your credits in Genome 600 to accomplish this. Registration for more than 10 credits is fine, as long as you don't go over 18.

Genome 520 (Seminar)
Genome 522 (Journal Club)
Genome 523 (Research Reports)
Genome 600 (Independent Study / Research)
any desired electives, as long as the total is at least 10 credits.

Genome 600 is a variable credit course, so you will adjust these credits to be sure your registration is at least 10 credits, except for Summer Quarter when you should register for 2 credits (you may sign up for additional courses if they are vital to your research, but please advise the graduate program assistant). Once you pass your general exam, you will enroll in Genome 800.