• develop plans for a major
  • match personal strengths and interests with opportunities in the University curriculum
  • understand and complete requirements
  • avoid or overcome administrative problems
  • develop a sense of purpose in their undergraduate education

UW Advising Offices

College and Department Advising

UAA Advising

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Academic Counseling Services

University Honors Program Advising

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)

UW Bothell Advising

UW Tacoma Advising

Other Student Services

Student Guide

If you have declared a major or know which department you are interested in, this is a good place to start.
UAA Advising is a good place for students who are undecided about their major or have questions about pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-law, etc.) They also offer specialized workshops on how to choose a major and for transfer students interested in attending UW-Seattle.
OMA&D Academic Counseling Services promotes academic success & graduation for underrepresented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, and first generation college students at the UW through a comprehensive academic support program of services (EOP, TRiO SSS, and CAMP). Students associated with OMA&D Academic Counseling Services should also work directly with their departmental advisers.
Students who are in or would like more information about the University Honors Program should visit this office. Honors students should also work directly with their departmental advisers.
SAAS offers advising services for athletes, including study skills, academic counseling, tutorial services, and mentoring. Athletes should also be in contact with their department advisers in their major.
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Who is my adviser?
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The answer depends on your student status. Which one of these statements best applies to you?