Advising

Welcome to Undergraduate Advising for Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, Creative Writing, and English

Visit the Undergraduate Programs section for instructions on how to declare the English major or minor and degree requirements.  Many common questions are answered in our Undergraduate FAQ.

Undergraduate Advising is available to help with academic and career planning, preparation for graduate school, and other questions and concerns of undergraduates, alumni, and prospective undergraduate and graduate students. We also work with prospective and certificated teachers interested in the English Language Arts teaching endorsement for secondary education. We're involved in the UW ArtsLink and UW WordLink, we administer internships and the English Study Abroad Programs, and we run annual workshops for majors on topics such as applying to graduate school, and writing the statement of purpose. We provide a home for Bricolage, the UW's undergraduate literary and art magazine, and AU, the UW's speculative fiction journal. We also work with the Honors Society students in Sigma Tau Delta.

Advising Hours

If you would like to meet with an adviser, you will want to e-mail  nsisko@uw.edu to make sure that an adviser is available. There is only one adviser in the office this summer and occasionally she is  called to meetings, therefore must close the office (during summer office hours--June 15- September  28th). Please do  contact us ahead of your planned visit.

Drop-in Advising Hours (during the academic year)
Mon: 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed 10-11:30am for a weekly meeting)
Tues: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm

(During the academic year, other times may be available between 8:30am and 10:00am, by appointment only. Contact us at engladv@uw.edu or cflmadv@uw.edu to discuss setting up a special advising session if needed.)

We are located in A-2-B Padelford Hall, in the A wing on the Plaza Level (PL). Click here for directions to our offices.

Staying Connected

Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies: new majors are automatically subscribed to the "clfmmajors" email list, but anyone is welcome to subscribe.

English & Creative Writing: anyone can subscribe to our "englmajors" e-mail list. You do not need to be an admitted English major, or a UW student, to receive e-mail messages from English Advising. You can also view our career blog and internship blog, or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

How to Reach Us

We can be reached at (206) 543-2634 or engladv@uw.edu or cflmadv@uw.edu. Undergraduate Advising Staff, with individual and office contact information can also be found on our staff page. You may wish to consult directions to our offices in A-2-B Padelford Hall if you haven't visited us before - it can be a challenge to find us.

Graduate Advising

For graduate advisers, please see Graduate Program Staff.