New Transfer (Pre-Major) Advising

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We are excited for you as you enter your first quarter at UW Tacoma! 

Your assigned academic advisor will work with you until you declare or are accepted into your major. We are here to encourage your academic, personal, and career goals. 

Below are the steps to getting started!

  1. Set Up UW Email
    • Email is the University's primary way of communicating with you. To protect your privacy, all electronic communication with the University should be sent from your UW email address that ends in
  2. Schedule an Advising Appointment
    • Make an appointment as soon as you receive an email that your transfer credit evaluation has been completed from the Office of Admissions.
    • Meet with your advisor to explore majors, clarify interests and strengths, and to make an academic plan.
    • We encourage you to meet with us early and often!
  3. Learn About Registration, Finding Classes and Making a Plan
    • New and returning students register during Registration Period II (military-connected students register June 19 and new and returning students register June 22).
    • MyPlan is your online academic planning tool. You can search for classes, map out plans by quarter, and audit your degree progress. 
    • Transfer credits are visible in your audit after they are evaluated by the Office of Admissions. 

Student Advising Mentors (SAMs) are available via Zoom, Monday - Friday from 10 am - 2 pm. They can help you navigate and utilize advising technologies such as degree planning tools, registration, and MyUW. Zoom with a SAM  by contacting them via Live Chat at the bottom right-hand corner or anywhere a Live Chat pops up or via email at

We look forward to meeting you!