Current Undergraduate Advising
Advisers are available to help answer questions ranging from studio and course offerings, registration issues, required forms, to academic planning.
While the responsibility for complying with degree requirements rests with each student, a degree audit can be requested at any time you are unsure where you stand with graduation requirements. Undergraduate students should contact Kim Sawada.
Advising for Prospective Undergraduate Students
If you are a prospective student and would like to visit the department, we encourage you to schedule your visit when an Undergraduate or Graduate Information Session is offered.
If you are unable to coordinate your visit with one of our information sessions and would like to meet with an adviser please call ahead (206-543-4180) to schedule an appointment.
All undergraduate students must first apply for general admission to the University of Washington. The Office of Admissions offers campus tours, information sessions, drop-in counseling, advice on course selection and more to help prospective students make informed decisions and introduce you to life on campus. Once admitted, students should get in touch with the undergraduate adviser, Kim Sawada, in the department to get on the right track for declaring their major.
Department of Architecture Information Sessions
Our Information Sessions are designed to provide prospective students with an overview of our curriculum, resources, and programs offered by the Department of Architecture and to answer questions and concerns of prospective students.
- Date, time, location of information undergraduate and graduate information sessions are posted on our department calendar.
Every Thursday afternoon, starting at 1:30pm, the Undergraduate Gateway Center is open to prospective transfer students for drop-in advising and a group session on transfer admission conducted by a counselor from the Office of Admissions. Transfer students should attend these UW Transfer Thursdays for more information on course planning, timelines etc.
If you are still exploring majors, want to make sure you meet requirements to apply to the program, or wish to talk about a back-up major or other options, visit the Mary Gates Advising Center and set up an appointment to meet with a pre-major advisor.
Prospective freshmen apply to the UW as "pre-architecture" majors. No portfolio is required. Students interested in majoring in the School of Architecture will complete prerequisite coursework at the UW prior to declaring their major (usually within the first two years of study).
Prospective freshmen are encouraged to attend the department’s undergraduate or graduate Information Sessions as well as general UW information sessions. The University of Washington offers campus tours, drop-in classes and information sessions for freshmen.