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Undergraduate Advising


In accordance with the UW advisory to suspend all in-person activities and gatherings, the Department of Economics’ academic advisers are shifting all in-person operations to virtual spaces (email and Zoom, mainly) until further notice. Please do not visit the UW, Savery Hall, or the Department of Economics in-person at this time.

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For the 2020 Summer Quarter, virtual drop-in & quick-question advising will be available via Zoom Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-11:30am.

Students may access a waiting room at one of the following two links:

Drop-In Advising Room 1    Drop-In Advising Room 2

As we serve many students, we request that you keep your concerns for drop-in & quick question advising to about 5 minutes or so. If one room is particularly busy, or you are waiting for more than 5 minutes, try accessing the other room. Our advisers will be monitoring both rooms.


Email advising is also available, and is especially helpful for non-urgent and general planning concerns & questions. Start by emailing, and we can help determine next steps, and schedule appointments as necessary.


For students with more-extensive questions & concerns, a 30-minute appointment may be scheduled. Please send an email to with your name, student number, your general concerns, and a few suggested days/times you can meet via Zoom.

Appointments will not be scheduled during drop-in & quick question advising hours, and are typically scheduled at least one week in advance. Students who are more than 10 minutes late for their appointments will be asked to reschedule.

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Email Lists for Important Announcements and Information

Both pre-majors and economics majors are encouraged subscribe to our email lists in order to receive announcements from the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office. Students accepted to the major will automatically be added to these lists.

The ECONMAJ list is intended to notify economics students of important academic information, departmental and UW events and other information of interest to students.Subscribe/Unsubscribe

The ECONJOBS list is dedicated to job, internship, research and volunteer opportunities especially for economics majors and UW students. Subscribe/Unsubscribe

Policies & Procedures for Requests of Entry/Add Codes and Course Overloads

  • For courses that are full/closed, or if you are a student in an approved major that requires “ECON” courses, please see the Department of Economics Add Code Requests Policy.

  • Another helpful resource for full/closed classes is the Notify.UW system. Signing up will provide you a notification of when a space opens up in the desired course.

Tutoring Resources

Peer Tutoring is available to all students and administered by the Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB), free of charge. These volunteer peer tutors help students to review material from many undergraduate-level courses. Quarterly schedules are posted on the EUB website. The EUB can be contacted by email at and their office is located at 328 Savery Hall. [EUB Tutoring is suspended until further notice. Please refer to alternative tutoring resources below.]

The Economics Advising Office also maintains a list of graduate and Ph.D. students in economics who can serve as One-on-One Private Tutors. These tutors can cover the material in many ECON 2XX-, 3XX-, and 4XX-level courses, basic math & statistics, and introductory programming (e.g. EViews, STATA, MATLAB, etc.). These tutors are fee-based, and their hourly fees/rates can vary. Please email for contact information for these tutors.

The Center for Learning & Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) offers Drop-in Tutoring and Class Discussion Sections, primarily for introductory economics courses (ECON 200/201). As the schedule changes quarterly, please check the CLUE website.

For students of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, the Instructional Center offers tutoring and review sessions for introductory and intermediate economics courses. Please check their website for details.

Having Trouble Outside of Class

If you are having trouble or a hard time outside of class, please know that there is a lot of help available to you. Check out some of the helpful suggestions from our colleagues in Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

Course Repeat Petition for ECON 300 or ECON 301

The UW allows for its courses to be repeated one time each. The Department of Economics re-emphasizes this policy by requesting students to complete a Course Repeat Petition.

ECON MAJORS: ECON 300 and ECON 301 each must be completed at the UW-Seattle with at least a 2.0 grade earned in order to continue in the program. Students who do not meet this requirement within 2 attempts for each course may be excused from the Economics major. A third attempt of ECON 300 or ECON 301 is generally not permitted.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: ECON 300 and ECON 301 are not required for the application. These courses are open to pre-majors. However, any attempts of ECON 300/301 may be considered on your future application to the major, should you choose to attempt these courses.

LINK: Course Repeat Petition

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