Resources for Students
Both pre-majors and majors are welcome to contact advisers online or in-person.
For online advising, students should email to email@example.com. Be sure to include full name and student number. The email will be answered by one of the advisors, usually within 1-2 business days.
Drop-in (Quick Question) Advising is available from 11:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is "first-come, first served".
During the first week of each quarter, drop-in advising is generally available from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Appointments can also be scheduled with an adviser by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number, and a few suggested days/times you can meet. Appointments may not be scheduled during drop-in/quick question advising hours.
Informational handouts are available in the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office. Main Office hours are 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. Students are also encouraged to check out notices posted on the department's bulletin boards.
MyPlan is a brand new online academic planning tool for UW students, just launched in Winter Quarter 2013. Check it out! https://depts.washington.edu/myplan/
The Economics Undergraduate Advising Office is located in 305 Savery Hall.
We now have a BLOG for students interested in announcements and opportunities both within and outside of the Economics Department.
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 Entry Codes, Add Codes, and Course Overloads: Beginning Winter Quarter 2012, the faculty of the Department of Economics decided on these policies regarding add codes. Please see the link for details.
Planning ahead? Check out our Preliminary Schedule for 4XX-level Courses. This resource, typically available annually before each Autumn Quarter, helps to project the ECON course offerings for the academic year.
Peer Tutoring is available to all students and administered by the Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB). The tutors can help you review material from many undergraduate-level courses. Quarterly schedules are posted on the EUB website. The EUB is located at 328 Savery Hall can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
The English Language Learner Tutoring Center is designed to assist English language learners to better understand course material. There are two components to the center: Comprehension Assistance & Writing Assistance. Comprehension assistance is for students in lower-level Econ courses (200, 201, 300, 301) who are struggling to understand concepts, assignments, etc. due to a language barrier. Writing assistance is for students in higher-level Econ courses (400s) with writing assignments to receive assistance with proofreading, editing, etc. and for students in lower-level Econ courses to receive assistance with composing well-written short answer questions." See this flyer for details and tutor schedules.
The Economics Advising Office also maintains a list of graduate and Ph.D. students in economics who can serve as One-on-One 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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Center for Learning & Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) offers Drop-in Tutoring, Class Discussion Sections, and Exam Reviews for introductory economics courses. As the schedule changes quarterly, please check the CLUE website.
The study of Economics requires a solid background in Algebra and Calculus. It is expected that students taking Econ 300 and beyond will be proficient in this area. If you need to review calculus basics, visit the following links:
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: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/help/overview.php
Repeating ECON 300 and/or ECON 301
Students are required to earn a 2.0 in both ECON 300 and 301 to graduate in Economics. If you earn below a 2.0 the first time you take the course, you are permitted to repeat the course(s) one time. If you fail to reach the 2.0 grade the second time you take the course, you will either be dropped from the major if you are already admitted, or you cannot be admitted to the major should you apply.
For students who have earned below a 2.0 grade in the first attempt, please complete the petition (link below), and request an appointment with an Academic Adviser to review your petition.
For students who have earned a 2.0 grade (or above) and wish to repeat the course, please send an email explaining your circumstances to email@example.com.
Last Updated April 3, 2013