Undergraduate Academic Services Office

Walk-in advising is on a first-come, first-served basis and is designed to be for sessions that are 10 minutes or less. Our less busy times for walk-in advising tend to be in the early morning or late afternoon.

For appointments: Email the individual adviser you would like to see with a few times that may work for you in a given week. You should expect a response in one business day.

Please note: We typically do not take appointments during the first week of the quarter, or during registration periods unless it is an urgent.




Walk In Hours: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM & 1PM-4PM

*Thursday afternoon hours are 1:30-4PM

Location: 318 Hitchcock Hall

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Phone: 206-543-9120




Academic Advisers for the Department of Biology
Janet Germeraad 206-543-6647 janetjg@uw.edu
Sheryl Medrano 206-616-8147 smedrano@uw.edu
Jason Patterson 206-543-7767 patterj@uw.edu






Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Advising (OMAD)

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Academic Counseling Services are dedicated to supporting academic excellence and undergraduate student achievement at the UW. OMA&D ACS offer one-to-one advising and assistance to UW students, particularly students from low-income families, students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college, and under-represented minority students.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Advising for UW general education requirements as well as preprofessional advising for students interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and other health professions. General information sessions offered quarterly; drop-in hours and appointments also available.

Pre-Health Advising

Pre Health advising is offered through the General Academic Advising unit on campus and information about pre-professional pre-requisite coursework can be found on this website. This website is a tool with basic guidelines and information only. Students should always check exact pre-requisites for each school they plan on applying to.