A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 2 - Solidify Your Schedule

second week solidify your schedule


October 2

  • Unrestricted drop period begins ($20 fee)
  • Late add period begins ($20 fee) and add codes required

October 9 - November 12

  • Late course drop period (counts as Annual Drop and $20 fee assessed)

October 11

  • Tuition payment deadline!!

This week's questions:

How can I tell if my schedule is working for me?

Take some time for self-assessment.

  • First, you’ll want to ask yourself how you’re doing – how are you doing in your classes? With your friends? With your family? With your health?
  • Keep in mind what is important to you and compare that to what you’re spending your time on. Don’t forget about your physical wellness, too! A healthy mind is best supported by a healthy body.

Check in with your peers and professors.

  • If you think you’re doing well, but are still feeling unsure, you may want to reach out to those around you.
  • Your professors and peers can provide you with good baselines of where you might want to be with your classes and with your schedule. Ask your peers how they manage their time or ask your professors what strategies they’d recommend – they were students once, too!

How do I know if I should drop a course?

Check in with your professor.

  • If you feel like you’re struggling or aren’t able to keep up with the material, stop by your professor’s office hours and talk with them about it.
  • They may be able to offer you additional support or recommend an on-campus service that can help you and keep you in the class.

See your advisor!

  • You may have a feeling that a course isn’t working for you, but you’ll want to confirm with an advisor before changing your classes to make sure you can stay on-schedule to apply for your major.
  • You can make an appointment online or drop in for Quick Questions 10:00am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday.

If you have questions you don’t see here, feel free to stop in at our Quick Questions Drop-In Advising. We’re in the Student Success Center (UW1-160) 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Thursday.

You can also reach us through email or by phone:

(425) 352-3427