Frequently Asked Questions

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Academic Advising (for undergraduates only)

Office:

Phone: 253-692-4857
Email: uwtaac@uw.edu
Website:Academic Advising Center

Career Options

Office: Career Development

Phone: 253-692-4421

Email: tacareer@uw.edu

Clubs and Activities for Students

Office: Office of Student Engagement

Phone: 253-692-4481

Email: uwtsi@uw.edu

Website:

Credit Transfer (for undergraudates only)

Office: Office of Admissions

Phone: 253-692-4742

Email: uwtinfo@uw.edu

Website:

Deferring your Application (for undergraduates only)

Dropping a Class

Employment Authorization (CPT, OPT)

Health Center (Vaccines, Feel ill?)

Health Insurance Requirement and Enrollment

Housing

Internships

You can contact your academic advisor to help you find an internship. Don't forget to let ISS know of your plans as well!

Email:

Website:

Invitation Letter for Visiting Family Members to the U.S.

Maintaining F1 Status

Measles Vaccination Form and Requirement

Office: Office of the Registrar

Phone: 253-692-4913

Email: reguwt@uw.edu

Website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/37831

Obtaining a UW Tacoma I-20

Official Letter Confirming you are a UW Tacoma Student (called an "Enrollment Verification Letter")

Office: Office of the Registrar

Phone: 253-692-4913

Email: reguwt@uw.edu

Website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/43647

Official Transcript/Unofficial Transcript

Orientation for International Students

Orientation for other UW Tacoma students

Office: New Student Programs

Phone: 253-692-4421

Email: uwtnsp@uw.edu

Website: www.tacoma.uw.edu/orientation

Register for Classes

Office: You should contact your Academic Advisor in your Major. You can also Register online here.

Phone: 253-692-4857

Email: uwtaac@uw.edu

Website:

Registration Hold

If you have an ISS Registration hold, ISS has not received an email from you confirming your health insurance enrollment.

Website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/40968

Social Security Numbers (SSN)

Taxes

Transcript Evaluations (for undergraduates only)

Travel Signature

The travel signature is valid for one year (see the travel signature description on page 3 of your I-20). The signature must be issued within 1 year from the date you intend to re-enter the United States. You can obtain a travel signature from either:

  • Akane Yamaguchi
  • Laura Belle Douglas
  • Ted Olsen

Website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/node/41925

Traveling (such as going home, to Canada, Mexico, etc.)

Tuition - How to Pay Tuition, Payment Deadline

Office:

Phone: 253-692-4669

Email: stephman@uw.edu

Website:

Vacation Quarter

Visa (applying for a new F-1 or J-1 visa)

W.A. State Driver's License or State ID