Student Life

First Year Advising & Orientation

Autumn quarter will begin September 24th, 2014. All incoming first year students are required to attend an orientation program before they can register for classes. Orientation programs take place over the summer beginning in June and running through September. There will be multiple dates to choose from.

To see a list of orientation dates click on the link to the right.

Steps to register for a session:

1) Complete and return the the following items to the University of Washington in the envelopes provided in your admissions packet:

  • Enrollment Confirmation Form (found in your Welcome Packet), including the $100 Admissions Deposit.  In addition, you will be billed another mandatory, one time $250 New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee that will be payable with your first quarter tuition.  This fee pays for services you will receive as a new student at the University of Washington and is not refundable or transferable.
  • Measles Immunity Verification Form. You must submit this form to the Office of the Registrar two weeks prior to your Advising & Orientation session.  If it is not received, you will not be able to register for classes. However, you can still sign-up for orientation.

2) Check the status of your Admissions deposit on MyUW. It may take up to two weeks to process this payment once you mail it in. You will need to create a UWNetID in order to use MyUW.

3) Once your Admissions Deposit has been processed, you will be able to register for your session on-line beginning March 1st for first year students and May 2nd for transfer students.

Click below for more information from Admissions:

Throughout Spring Quarter, you will receive emails and phone calls from your Orientation Leader (OL). You are encouraged to get to know your OL, as they will be with you this summer and throughout autumn quarter. Beginning in September they will be organizing events and trips that you should participate in on order to get to know your classmates and the faculty/staff better. These events will also take place throughout your first quarter. In addition, reserve Sunday, September 21st for your Convocation and Welcome Day events. You will hear more about these events at your summer orientation session.

Math Placement:  Most First Year Students that want to take math at UW Bothell will need to take a math placement test.  Students do not need a placement test if they have AP math credit or math credit from another college.  You will want to take your math test prior to your Orientation.  You may register to take the placement tests around the state or take the placement test at the UW Bothell campus.  For a list of testing dates at UW Bothell, please see the Testing Website

Feel free to register for the state placement locations here: 

2014 Math Placement Statewide Sessions

Other links to check out:

Husky Leadership Camp | Frequently Asked Questions

Autumn Quarter Advising and Orientation

Check-in location, times, parking, and other important information will be provided in your confirmation email after you register for an orientation session.

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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Office: UW1 Lower Level Vista
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358555
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.5266
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