Creating opportunities for engineering exploration, fostering intentional community and empowering students to maximize their university experience
Who can meet with our advisers?
|If you are a:||Your academic advising resource is:|
|Engineering undeclared (ENGRUD) student||See below for appointment options.
|Prospective Direct to College student||UW Admissions
UW Engineering Ambassadors
|Pre-major student||UAA Advising or OMAD advising if you are affiliated.|
|Prospective transfer student||Attend Transfer Thursday or schedule a time to connect with a department adviser.|
|Graduate student||The graduate adviser in your department or the Graduate School.|
Advising appointment options comparison
|IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL
10-minute Quick Question session
Quick Question sessions are available to discuss:
|IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL
Schedule a longer appointment to discuss:
Quick Question advising
Quick Question advising sessions take place in person in Loew Hall 014 or through Zoom and last 10 minutes.
ENGRUD students can view the current quarter Quick Question schedule for in-person and virtual times on our Engineering Undeclared Canvas page. Students are welcome to attend any Quick Question session with any available adviser as the goal is for students to be able to access assistance as soon as possible.
Longer advising appointments
Longer advising appointments take place in person in Loew 014 or through Zoom and last 30 minutes.
We cannot accommodate same-day, longer advising appointments. Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance and must be scheduled at least 12 hours in advance. During busy times (like registration), appointments may be booked in which case we recommend that you visit us for a drop-in Quick Question appointment in person or through zoom.
If you can no longer make an appointment you've scheduled, please cancel the appointment so another student can meet with the adviser.
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 other students of 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 or you can cancel your appointment via the link in the confirmation email you received.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
To make the most of your 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 advising sessions for prospective and incoming transfer students. Attend the College’s drop-in advising hours to talk with a general engineering adviser about the transfer process and which engineering majors may be a good fit for your career goals. Some specific 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||Every other Thursday (beginning Oct. 6th, 2022) 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 the 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.