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Who can make an advising appointment?
Only current University of Washington undergraduate students can attend Quick Question appointments or schedule appointments with College of Engineering advisers.
We are currently unable to provide appointments for prospective students. Incoming first-years must wait until the start of classes to make an appointment.
If you are a prospective transfer student, you should attend the Transfer Thursday drop-in hour.
Advising appointment options comparison
10-minute Quick Question session
Schedule a Quick Question session to discuss:
|IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL
Schedule a longer appointment to discuss:
Virtual Quick Question advising
In Autumn 2021, Quick Question sessions will take place through Zoom. Sessions last 10 minutes.
Students should reserve their Quick Question session in advance via the links in our Engineering Undeclared Canvas page. Students are welcome to meet with any adviser for a Quick Question session as the goal is for students to be able to access assistance as soon as possible.
Longer advising appointments
Longer advising appointments last 25 minutes. To schedule an appointment, you can call (206) 543-1770, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Undergraduate Engineering Advising office in person at 014 Loew Hall, Please share the following information with us when scheduling your appointment:
- Student ID number
- Phone number
- Appointment times that will work for you Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Whether you prefer to talk in-person or through Zoom
- Reason for scheduling an appointment
We cannot accommodate same-day, longer advising appointments. You must schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Call or e-mail us as far in advance as possible, especially during busy times (like registration) when appointments fill up quickly.
Late appointment policy
If you are more than 10 minutes late to your scheduled advising appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.
This policy serves as a reminder to be respectful of fellow students’ time. Advising appointments are in high demand and can be difficult to schedule. A "no-show" deprives another student the opportunity to meet with their adviser and takes away from advisers' time to assist students.
Please e-mail or call us with at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel an advising appointment.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
To make the most of you advising appointment, arrive on time and bring:
- Your proposed schedule for next quarter (if you are looking for feedback on your academic plan)
- A way to take notes
- The list of questions or concerns you want to address
Transfer Thursday sessions
On Thursdays the UW and the College of Engineering hold separate drop-in advising sessions for prospective and incoming transfer students. At the College's one-hour sessions, you can learn more about the transfer process and which engineering majors may be a good fit for your career goals. Some engineering departments also hold drop-in advising sessions for transfer students. Learn more about the UW sessions »
|Type of session||Day/Time||Location|
|UW||Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.||Register|
|College of Engineering||3:00 - 4:00 p.m.||Drop-in advising available via Zoom.|
|Engineering departments||Varies by department. See Departmental Transfer Thursday drop-in sessions on the Transfer Students page.|
Asking questions over e-mail
E-mail the advising team for answers to simple, close-ended questions. If you have a more complex question, or you need immediate assistance, call 206-543-1770. Note that during busy advising periods, such as during registration, the response time to e-mails will be longer.
In your email, include your:
- Student ID number
- Intended major
- Your close-ended question or concern
Student responsibilities vs. adviser responsibilities
Academic advising is a collaborative educational process where students and their advisers are partners in planning to achieve students’ personal, academic, and career goals. This partnership requires active participation of both the advisers and the students.
Engineering advisers expect you to:
- Regularly utilize the 4-year planning sheets, MyPlan, the course catalog, and your degree audit.
- Become knowledgeable about and gather necessary information for majors of interest.
- Take thoughtful steps to explore majors of interest and reflect on those experiences.
- Know your curriculum requirements and track your progress towards graduation.
- Follow UW academic policies, procedures, and deadlines.
- Schedule and attend advising appointments when needed.
You can expect an engineering adviser to:
- Assist and encourage you in discerning your educational goals.
- Work with you on developing an educational plan.
- Communicate the curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures.
- Provide you with information about and strategies for utilizing available resources and services.
- Adhere to FERPA confidentiality standards.
Departmental advising directory
The College of Engineering Academic Advising team works primarily with first- and/or second-year engineering students. Once you have entered a major, you should work with your departmental adviser to plan your curriculum path and learn more about the options available to you in that department.