Advising & Student Services

Undergraduate Policies & Petitions

Undergraduate Policies & Petitions

All students should refer to University of Washington Bothell policies on undergraduate grading, student education records, and academic standards.

SES Policies

Educational Studies Major

Concentration Area Electives

  • Students must select a concentration area, but can enroll in up to 10 credits of Educational Studies and/or Other Department electives from the other concentration. 
  • Students can submit an SES Petition (process outlined below) to request permission to register for more than 10 credits of electives from the other concentration.

Elementary Education Option & Post-Baccalaureate

Elementary Education Option and Elementary Education Post-Baccalaureate policies and teacher certification requirements can be found in the Elementary Education Cohort Canvas Hub

Secondary & Middle Level Certification Post-Baccalaureate

Secondary & Middle Level Teacher Certification policies and teacher certification requirements can be found in the Secondary Certification Cohort Canvas Hub

Course Repeat Policy

SES students are permitted to register for SES courses three times.

Students can register for SES courses twice without advisor assistance. If a student needs to register for an SES course for a third time, the student must meet with advisor to co-develop a plan and complete the SES Course Repeat Form. 

Graduation Application

Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification students do not need to submit a graduation application.

Undergraduate students must meet with their advisor to submit an online application to graduate and receive their diploma. At your Graduation Application appointment, you and your advisor will:

  • Confirm your intended graduation quarter
  • Review remaining UW and SES major requirements
  • Review policies for graduating seniors

Students are responsible for completing remaining UW and SES requirements after submitting their Graduation Application. Degrees are awarded after all UW and SES requirements are complete and a student's Graduation Application is on file with the Office of the Registrar.

When to Submit Graduation Application

Students should submit their Graduation Application three (3) quarters before their anticipated graduation. Students who submit their application in advance may be eligible for Graduating Senior Priority registration. The final deadline for submitting the graduation application is the third Friday of the quarter in which the student intends to graduate.

Graduation Quarter

Application Submission
Autumn Quarter (December) Prior Winter Quarter
Winter Quarter (March) Prior Spring Quarter
Spring Quarter (June) Prior Summer Quarter

Summer Quarter (August)

*AND attend Commencement

Prior Autumn Quarter

*No later than 3rd Friday in Spring Quarter 


Petitions

SES Course Petition

  • SES Course Petition Form (must be logged in to UW G Suite account to access form)
  • Course Petitions are sent to Educational Studies faculty for consideration on the 15th of each month. Decisions will be sent to students by the 1st of the following month.
  • Students can petition up to 10 credits of SES coursework.

Petitions include:

  • Educational Studies major:
    • Enroll in course not listed on the Educational Studies or Other Department Electives lists
    • Enroll in course over 10-credit maximum from other concentration
    • Request that more than 90 transfer credits be applied to the UW Bothell degree
    • Request that a transfer course count for an Educational Studies or Other Department Elective
    • Core Course exemption or substitution
  • Elementary Education Option:
    • Request that a transfer course count for a Foundations Course (B EDUC 340, 402, 403, 423, 438, 441)
    • Request that a transfer course count for a Teaching Methods Course (B EDUC 408, 410, 409, 418, 419, 421, 439)
    • Request that a transfer course count for an ESOL or SPED endorsement course
    • Request that more than 90 transfer credits be applied to your UW Bothell degree
    • Core Course exemption or substitution
  • Elementary Education Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate or Secondary & Middle Level Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate:
    • Foundations Course exemption (B EDUC 402, 403, 423, 438, 441)
    • Teaching Methods Course exemption (B EDUC 408, 410, 409, 418, 419, 421, 430, 431, 439)
  • Education & Society Minor or Teaching & Learning Minor:
    • Course substitution or exemption
    • Request that a transfer course count for a minor elective