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Academic advising at the UW

Our general advisers help students plan and shape their undergraduate experience at the UW. In addition to assistance with tasks such as choosing a major and planning course schedules, advisers engage in a broader dialogue with individual students to better clarify their academic and personal goals.

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Your UW degree

Every undergraduate degree will look different. Generally, degrees are earned upon the successful completion of at least 180 college quarter credits distributed between General Education requirements, a major, electives and optional minors.

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Peer Advisers

Please review this information to learn more about the Peer Adviser position. The application period will end on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

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GEN ST 222 — Getting to Year 2: Building a Meaningful Second Year and Beyond (SPR 2024)

This class provides spring quarter, first year students with an opportunity to reflect on their first year, while providing tangible, and proactive opportunities to prepare for a meaningful second year and beyond.

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GEN ST 220 A — Undergraduate Research: Foundations and Exploration (SPR 2024)

This course provides first-year students an opportunity to reflect and prepare for meaningful undergraduate research experiences.

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JSIS 478 C — Global Engagement: Research, Work, and Study (SPR 2024)

This course provides first year students with an opportunity to reflect and prepare for meaningful global experiences.

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Student Voices

“My adviser helped me solve a lot of questions about choosing courses and how to plan out my academic career. I have been meeting with my adviser consistently just to make sure I am on the right track at the UW, and also I got so much good advice about how to thrive in college.”

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(206) 543-2550  •  141 Mary Gates Hall  •  advice@uw.edu

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General education

Learn what components make up your undergraduate degree.

General Education

Majors

Your major consists of at least 50 credits and makes up about one-third of your bachelor’s degree program.

Majors and Minors

Co-curricular engagement

Learn how co-curricular activities can enhance your academic experience

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Alumni Spotlight

Cassie Mackenzie
  2021, Psychology and Education, Communities, and Organizations (BA)

Exploring majors for me was incredibly difficult at first. I knew I wanted to do something involving education, however I wasn’t exactly sure. taking a FIG my first quarter was extremely helpful in figuring out the difference between not being genuinely interested in a major and not doing well in a specific class for that major. With help from my advisor, I found out that I could double major in Psychology and ECO.