A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 3 - See Your Advisor

week 3 see your advisor

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  • November 11th – Veterans Day- NO CLASSES.
  • November 11th - Deadline for switching grading to S/NS (with a $20 fee)
  • November 11th – Last day to add/drop using annual drop
  • November 27-28th – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO CLASSES
  • November 20 – 21st Registration opens for first year students. (Log into MyUW to find your exact registration date.)

*Registration opens at 6:00am. (Sign up early, classes fill up quickly!)

Remember To See Your Advisor

Now is the perfect time to schedule your first year advising appointment.

Seeing your Advisor each quarter is important as they have resources and guidance to share with you to ensure success.

Registration for winter quarter will come faster than you think and your Advisor can help you prepare. You also won’t be able to register for classes until you’ve met with an Advisor at least once.

Check the schedule to see when registration opens for you. The Advisors schedules fill up very quickly during this time, so make sure you beat the rush.


Things to bring to your meeting with an Academic Advisor:

  • A list of classes you are interested in taking
  • Any questions you have (bring these in writing and make sure to keep asking questions until you fully understand the answer)
  • Subjects or areas of interest/possible majors you may be considering

*Remember the Advisors at UW Bothell are here for YOU. Their job is to support your progress toward graduation. To better understand your academic history, interests and goals, Advisors want to build a relationship with you and help you make academic decisions that best fit your goals.


Don’t have questions for your Advisor yet? Here are some things to consider:

  • How are your classes going? What is working for you and what isn’t?
  • Are there any activities or other student involvement opportunities that interest you? These could include studying abroad, clubs, research or volunteering.
  • Log into MyPlan. This online tool helps you find courses and visually plan out classes for each quarter. You can also run a degree audit to see which courses you still need for specific majors.
  • Now is the time to explore all options. Take a variety of classes, even if you’ve already made up your mind, and find your passion.

*Keep in mind that most students register for classes at 6:00 a.m.

On their assigned registration date. This gives you the best chance of getting into your first choice of courses.

*If the course you want is full, don’t worry. Students often add and drop courses until the beginning of the quarter. Sign up for Notify.UW, for “alert messages” to find out as soon as a seat becomes available.
If the course is still full at the beginning of the quarter, you may contact the professor and request permission to be added to the course. If permission is granted over email, you may forward this email to your academic Advisors. Otherwise, you will need to have the faculty sign a permission form, and bring it to your academic Advisor.

*If you still need to take the Math Placement Test, make sure to pre-register for an upcoming test.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the CUSP office and one of our Student Assistants would be more than glad to help you out. Our phone number is 425-352-3427. We are located in UW1-173 (It is not a room, but an open space).


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