Undergraduate Academic Advising
This page is for Undergraduates.
If you are seeking information on graduate advising as a PhD Graduate Student, go here.
The Sociology Advising Office offers individualized, professional academic counseling to UW’s diverse student population. Advisors serve current and prospective Sociology majors as well as transfer students at any stage of the transfer process. Our academic counselors regularly meet with majors and non-majors to assist in choosing a major field of study, making academic plans, and deciding on coursework. The Advising Office also works to connect students to campus resources (including tools and services for career preparation) and to learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Our office is open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and individual appointments with Advisors are available Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. To schedule an appointment, call us at 206-543-5396, visit Savery 203, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For quick questions (10 minutes), Drop-In advising is available Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
If you are visiting Seattle or commuting from a significant distance, please make an appointment to meet with a Sociology Advisor in advance of your trip. Having an appointment helps make sure that someone is ready to address your questions and that you don’t find yourself at the end of a queue of waiting students upon arrival.
We ENCOURAGE current UW students to make appointments for:
- Change of Major paperwork
- Course planning and academic counseling
- Graduation Applications
- NCAA paperwork
During busy times, appointments may be REQUIRED for any of the above.
Appointments are always REQUIRED for:
- Financial Aid related issues
- Registration Holds and Pre-Major Extensions
- CPT and OPT Applications
NOTE: Students requesting letters of support should allow a minimum of 48 hours for advisors to review and compose appropriate materials. CPT applications are likely to take longer.
DROP-IN advising is intended only for students with questions or concerns that can be addressed in 10-15 minutes such as:
- A question regarding a degree requirement
- Adding or dropping a minor
- Non-Matriculated student forms
- Veterans Affairs paperwork
Students should feel free to DROP OFF the following items in our office:
- Independent Internship and Independent Study Forms (SOC 399 & SOC 499).
- New Major Applications (accepted every quarter, including summer)
- Study Abroad credit evaluations
For credit evaluations, students must provide a syllabus and reading list for each course being reviewed. Allow at least 48 hours.
WRITING CENTER APPOINTMENTS can be made by contacting email@example.com, calling the Advising office 206-543-5396, or self-scheduling using http://www.tinyurl.com/socwritecenter. More information available about Writing Center services is available at https://soc.washington.edu/sociology-writing-center.