Academic Advising


IAS Undergraduate Advising

The Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Advisors can provide academic advising and educational assistance to undergraduate students admitted to the School of IAS. We help students in a variety of areas, including guidance on institutional policy, course planning, and preparation for graduation and beyond.

Meet the IAS Advisors!

Erica Spencer

Jessica Trenkamp

Emily Batlan

* Advisors can be reached via email at iasadv@uw.edu.

Make an Appointment

IAS Advising offers comprehensive advising services to all new, current, and returning IAS students. We work with you to match your interests with opportunities at the UW, and help you to integrate your academic and career plans. If you are a prospective undergraduate student please contact the UW Bothell Admissions Office for more information.


  • If you are a current IAS undergraduate student looking for advising assistance, please call (425) 352-5350 for an appointment.
  • The IAS office is available for scheduled appointments from 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday & 9am-11:30am on Friday. The IAS office is closed from 12pm-1pm M-F. We are located in UW1 Room 390.
  • We don’t take 30 minute drop-in advising appointments. Please call ahead to be sure someone is scheduled to meet you.
  • During peak registration times the office becomes very busy and sometimes students have to wait to get an appointment. If you need to meet with an advisor in an appointment, don't wait until the last minute. Plan ahead!
  • Advising appointments are required for major/minor declarations, graduation applications, petitions and orientations.
  • Students should not make appointments during class time. Please consider your current schedule before making an advising appointment.  Students that arrive 15 minutes late for their appointment will be required to reschedule.

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in advising is on a first come, first-served basis and is designed for sessions that are 10 minutes or less. Walk-in advising is available the first two weeks of Period One registration for Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters, as well as the first week (or two) of every quarter, and only in the following times.  

Upcoming Scheduled Walk-In Hours:
September 21st-October 14th

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am-12:00pm*

*Walk-in hours are subject to change on a quarterly basis. See schedule posted on front door of UW1-390 for specific days/times.  Also, be prepared as the IAS office is typically closed for lunch from 12-1pm.

Please note that during the times listed above the IAS Advisors will still see advising appointments. However, appointments fill during these peak times so please plan accordingly.

Additional Types of Advising

IAS Graduate Advising

For IAS Graduate Program information on Policy Studies, Cultural Studies or Creative Writing & Poetics, contact the Graduate Program Manager by phone at 425-352-5427 or by email at iasgrad@uw.edu.

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Email the IAS Advisors at iasadv@uw.edu

School of IAS Advisors pledge to respect individual differences which may include, but are not limited to: age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender presentation, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and veteran status.

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