A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 2 - Solidify Your Schedule

second week solidify your schedule

Now that you have attended your first classes, let’s take some time to reflect on them. Think about the following:

  • How do you feel about your classes?
  • Is there a course that doesn’t feel right for you?
  • Is there another course you would like to take?

The first week is the best time to add or drop a course, without associated fees to pay.
*If you decide to add a course, consider talking with the instructor to see what you’ve missed. This will give you a better understanding of the course and open communications with your professor.
To add / drop a course online, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into MyUW. If you can’t remember your NetID or password, you can locate it here.
  2. Click on Registration, located on the right hand side OR on the left side under Academics.
  3. Choose the current quarter from the drop down menu, if not already selected.
  4. Check the course you wish to drop.
  5. At the bottom, add the SLN number for the course you would like to add. If you don’t know the SLN number, it can be located on the Time Schedule.
  6. Click Update Schedule and check for a verification message.

    The deadline to add/drop a course without paying a fee is October 1st.
    The deadline to drop a course without using your annual withdraw is October 8th

How to contact faculty and visit them during office hours
Your professors really do want to get to know you. They are here to serve you and your educational needs. Creating professional relationships with them will open up many opportunities for you. Later on you may require letters of recommendation for school or a job and your professor will be more likely to do so if you spend some time with them. Consider stopping by for extra help with course material or just to say hello.

Your professor should always have the dates and times of their office hours on the course syllabus. You can also visit the CUSP website and click on Faculty, to see if they submitted their hours.

Important and Useful Resources
As a student, your tuition helps pay for these resources so make sure to take advantage of them.

  • Quantitative Skills Center: Helping students with any courses containing numbers, located in UW2-030
  • Writing and Communication Center: Supporting students of all abilities, at any stage of the reading, writing, or presentation process. The WaCC helps students become stronger, more confident writers and communicators. Located in UW2-124.
  • Academic Advising:  Stay in contact with your Advisors. They are an invaluable resource and will ensure you stay on track with the proper credits and plan for your future.

For more tips, resources and information, visit the first year and pre-major student website.

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