A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 3 - See Your Advisor

week 3 see your advisor

holly the husky Seeing your Advisor each quarter is important as they have resources and guidance to share with you to ensure success. On October 14th you will recieve an email letting you know who your assigned Academic Advisor is. Fall First Year Advising will begin October 16th through November 20th.

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 during Fall First Year Advising 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 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 them 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. Testing starts November 1st. This will allow you to register for math classes for winter quarter.

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

university of washington

Did You Know?

Bjong "Wolf" Yeigh became UW Bothell's third chancellor on Sept. 3, 2013.