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Academic advising has transitioned to being offered remotely

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic all advising services are now conducted virtually via Zoom or over the phone. Please reach out to or (206) 543-1770 to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with an adviser or for any other questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Undergrad Academic Advising

Advising options

Who can make an advising appointment?

Only undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Washington can attend drop-ins or schedule appointments with our advisers. We are currently unable to provide appointments for prospective students. If you are an incoming freshman, you must wait until you have officially started classes to make an appointment.

If you are a prospective transfer student, you should attend the Transfer Thursday drop-in hour.

If you are a graduate student, you should contact the graduate adviser in your department or the Graduate School.

Do I need a quick question session or a longer appointment?

10-minute quick question session
Schedule a quick question session to discuss:
30-minute scheduled appointment
Schedule a longer appointment to discuss:
  • Course registration
  • Adding or dropping a class in the first two weeks of the quarter
  • Co-curricular opportunities and ways to get involved
  • Transfer credit (refer to UW course equivalency guide first)
  • VA forms
  • Long-term educational planning
  • Academic or personal concerns
  • Placement into majors
  • Hold due to 105 or more credits + 5 quarters completed and no major
  • Dropping a course starting the 3rd week of the quarter or withdrawing from quarter
  • Changing grading of course to S/NS
  • Continuation policy concerns
  • Academic or personal concerns
  • ROTC 4-year planning form

Quick question advising

Quick question sessions last 10 minutes. Students should reserve their quick question session in advance via the links sent out in the weekly email each Monday. 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.

Day Time Adviser
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Jacque ("JAK-ee")
Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Lauren ("LOR-en")
Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ali ("AL-ee")
—— No quick question sessions on Thursdays ——
Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sweeny ("SWEE-nee")

Longer advising appointments

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Longer advising appointments last 30 minutes. To schedule an appointment, you can call phone number Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email When you call or come in to schedule an appointment, we will need the following information:

  • Name
  • Student ID number
  • Phone number
  • Appointment times that will work for you Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Reason for scheduling an appointment

We do not schedule same day, longer advising appointments. You must schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Call as far in advance as possible to schedule, especially during busy times, like registration, when appointments quickly fill up.

Late appointment policy

If you are more than 15 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.

Canceling appointments

If you need to cancel a scheduled appointment, please give 24 hours advance notice if at all possible.

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 of Engineering 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 to attend this online session.
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

Email 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 emails will be longer.

In your email, include your:

  • Name
  • Student ID number
  • Year
  • 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.

Student responsibilities

Engineering advisers expect you to:

  • Regularly utilize department requirement 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.

Adviser responsibilities

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.

When mailing information to the individuals listed below, for all departments, the rest of the mailing address is: University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-_ _ _ _ (use last four digits of campus box number)


Stanley Choi,
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
211B Guggenheim Hall, Box 352400
(206) 616-1115


Graduate programs general help,

Advising staff

Chetana Acharya,
Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs

Kalei Combs,
Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs

Danafe Matusalem,
Academic Services Specialist

General Inquiries
3720 15th Ave. NE
Box 355061
Seattle, WA 98195-5061
(206) 685-2000


Lisa Nordlund,
Undergraduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-3077


David Campbell,
Graduate Counseling Services Coordinator
116 Anderson Hall, Box 352100
(206) 543-7081


Dave Drischell,
Academic Services Director
137C Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 543-2252

Nicole Minkoff,
Undergraduate Adviser
137A Benson Hall, Box 351750
(206) 685-1634


Allison Sherrill,
Graduate Student Advisor
137B Benson, Box 351750
(206) 685-9785


Lauren Cushner,
Program Coordinator
More Hall 201
(206) 221-9165

Charlotte Emigh,
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
201 More Hall 
(206) 543-5092

Brian Kinnear,
Undergraduate Adviser
201K More Hall
(206) 221-2181


Bryan Crockett,
Director of Academic Services
201F More Hall
(206) 616-1891

Eric Huberty,
Graduate Program Adviser
201J More Hall
(206) 616-3853

Online Graduate programs

Jennifer Ross,
Online Graduate Program Adviser,
109 Wilson Ceramics Lab
(206) 685-2227


Crystal Eney, Director of Student Services
Jenifer Pesicka Hiigli, Academic Adviser - Lead
Chloe Dolese Mandeville, Program Manager for Diversity and Outreach
Maggie Morris, Academic Adviser - Senior
Leslie Ikeda, Academic Adviser
Chelsea Navarro, Academic Adviser
Camilo Fonseca, Academic Adviser
Pim Lustig, Course Coordinator
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Room CSE 101. Check in at the front desk for all appointments.


Elise DeGoede Dorough,
Director of Graduate Student Services
CSE2 162

Les Sessoms,
Recruitment & Retention Specialist
CSE2 163

Elle Brown,
Advising Program Coordinator
CSE2 161

Anna Karlin,
Associate Director for Graduate Studies & Graduate Program Coordinator
Allen Center CSE 594

Professional Master's

Kate Gayle,
Professional Master's Program Adviser

Stephanie Swanson,
Director of Academic Services
(206) 221-5782

Undergraduate general inquiries
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

Undergraduate advisers

Chris Overly,
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Katherine Sykes,
Lead Academic Counselor

Whitney Thomas,
Academic Counselor

Graduate general inquiries

Mack Carter,
Graduate Program Coordinator
MSEE and PhD programs
AE142 Allen Center, Box 352500

Graduate advisers

Jennifer Huberman,
Lead Academic Counselor
Campus Box 352500
185 Stevens Way
Paul Allen Center – Room AE100R
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

May Lim,
Professional Programs Manager
Professional Master's Program
AE144 Allen Center, Box 352500


Alex Llapitan
Academic Counselor - Senior
428B Sieg Hall, Box 352315
(206) 221-6230

Graduate & Certificate

Kathleen Rascon
Academic Services Director
Professional Master’s and Certificate Programs
428 Sieg Hall, Box 352315
(206) 543-4257

Undergraduate and Graduate

Jennifer Tsai
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate and Ph.D.
G7 ME Building, Box 352650
(206) 543-5041

Sheila Prusa
Academic Adviser, Master's Degrees and Certificate Programs
G15 ME Building, Box 352650
(206) 616-6719


Sandra Maddox
Academic Adviser, Undergraduate Programs
302A Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 616-6581


Karen Wetterhahn
Academic Adviser, Graduate Programs
302B Roberts Hall, Box 352120
(206) 543-2740


ME undergraduate advising email:

Kendra Burdett
Academic Counselor
148 ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 616-5844

Tasha Jugas
Academic Counselor
143B ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 685-0908


ME graduate advising email:

Wanwisa Kisalang
Graduate Academic Counselor-Lead, Ph.D. program
143C ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 543-7963

Sara Berk,
Academic Counselor, Master's Programs
145 ME Building, Box 352600
(206) 616-0981