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Undergraduate Advising


Economics Advising holds the vast majority of appointments and advising-related concerns through email and Zoom. In-person advising is available upon request.


Summer Quarter: Virtual drop-in advising is available via Zoom, Monday-Thursday from 10-11 AM (Pacific Time).

Students may access a waiting room at the following links. Wait times are generally short.

Drop-In Advising Room 1 (Pre-majors and students not currently in the Economics program) 
Drop-In Advising Room 2 (Mondays/Wednesdays, for declared/current UW ECON majors)
Drop-In Advising Room 3 (Tuesdays/Thursdays, for declared/current UW ECON majors)

As we serve many students, we request that you keep your concerns to about 10-15 minutes.

In-person advising is also available during these times, at 305 Savery Hall.


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 will schedule appointments as necessary.


For students with more-extensive questions & concerns, an 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.


Ahna Kotila, Academic Services Director
Patrick Pineda, Senior Academic Counselor
Jesse Reidy, Program Coordinator
Tianqi (Terrence) Dai, Graduate Student Assistant

Economics Blog

Please subscribe to the Department of Economics Blog for announcements and opportunities.


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. Click here for the EUB Tutoring Schedule.

We also maintain 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 computing & 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.

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.

Husky Health & Well-Being

UW Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more. The goal of Husky Health & Well-Being is to support your health, safety and well-being so you can make the most out of your Husky Experience.

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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