New First Year Advising

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

Below are the steps for getting started!

  1. Do you need to take the Math Placement Test? The Math Placement Test is needed for some majors prior to registration. Click here to see if you need to take the test
  2. Complete the Writing Self-Placement survey. This placement is needed to help you decide what academic writing class to take in your first year of college. Take the survey HERE.
  3. Schedule an Advising Appointment
    • 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!

Don't forget to 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 at 

Please contact University Academic Advising at or (253) 692-4857 if you have any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!