Advising Team

Crystal Eney

Director of Student Services

Jenifer Hiigli

Academic Adviser - Lead

Chloe Dolese Mandeville

Program Manager for Diversity & Access

Leslie Ikeda

Academic Adviser

Maggie Morris

Academic Adviser - Senior

Chelsea Navarro

Academic Adviser

Pim Lustig

Course Coordinator

We know that some students may find themselves struggling with financial, academic, technology related, medical or other issues during the Covid-19 crisis.  If you are struggling with an issue that you would like to notify the Undergraduate Advising team about, we encourage you to fill out this confidential survey.  Your answers will only be viewed by a few members of the advising staff. While we cannot promise to meet all of your needs, we'd like to know where our students are struggling and at least try to connect you with additional resources if we can't outright help directly. 

Welcome to CSE Advising!

Our mission is to:

  • Provide helpful information and guidance to prospective and current CSE students
  • Foster a school atmosphere where all students feel welcomed and included
  • Review and update Allen School services and policies to ensure CSE students receive an excellent educational experience

CSE Advising Office: Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, CSE2 170.  Check-in at the front desk for all appointments.

Email us: ugrad-advisor(at)cs(dot)washington(dot)edu

Undergraduate Advising Calendar

Upcoming school events and advising hours are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar.

Speak with an Adviser

We are happy to speak with you! There are many ways you can contact an adviser to have your questions answered.  Please note all spring 2020 meetings will be virtual.

Quick Question Advising Sessions:

Special Notes for Spring 2020: For spring 2020, Quick Questions will be virtual. All UW students are eligible, but you must sign in with your UW net ID or CSE net ID. 
Prospective students who are not currently enrolled at UW should schedule an appointment online.

Spring 2020 virtual Quick Question drop-in advising hours are:

Mondays 10:30AM - 12:00PM PST
Tuesdays 2:00PM - 3:30PM PST
Wednesdays 2:00PM - 3:30PM PST
Thursdays 2:00PM - 3:30PM PST
Fridays 10:00AM. - 11:00AM PST

First, login to the online check in tool.  You may sign in to see a specific person, or to see the first person available.  After you sign in, you need to login to your CSE or UW email account where you will receive the Zoom meeting link.   You will be directed to a waiting room in Zoom where you will need to wait for your adviser to finish with their next person.  For current CSE students, we will send the zoom link to your email account, for non CSE majors, we'll send it to your email account  Once you receive the Zoom link, please go to the waiting room and the adviser will see you as soon as possible.

If you have quick questions (something that would take about 5 - 10 minutes to discuss), please feel free to come to our Quick Question advising sessions. Hours for these sessions are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar. Some Quick Question topics include:

  • What to register for next quarter
  • General admissions questions
  • Quick signatures
  • Registration issues


Schedule Appointment

If you are unable to make it to a Quick Question advising session or need a longer appointment with an adviser (about 20 - 30 minutes), please schedule an appointment online. You may generally request an appointment up to 3 weeks out (high school prospective students up to 60 days out). If you are not able to easily make it to campus, we have remote advising appointments available as well. 


You can reach us at 

Speak with a CSE Peer Adviser

The Allen School has 5 peer advisers who can talk with current UW students about planning for the major and CSE admissions, course planning, internship prep, connecting with research, and generally being a successful student.  Peer advisors can talk about CSE courses, getting started with research or teaching, landing internships, getting involved with the Allen School or in the UW, and so much more. CSE peer advisers are not available during the summer quarter. 

Meet them here:

There are many ways you can contact a peer advisor to have your questions answered:

Quick Question Advising Sessions: Peer advisers will be available during Quick Question advising sessions and you can request to meet with one when you sign-in for quick questions. Hours for these sessions are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar.

Peer Advisor Advising Appointments: If you are unable to make it to a Quick Question advising session or need a longer appointment with a peer advisor (about 20 - 30 minutes), please schedule an appointment online

Personal Statement Review: For applicants applying to the Allen School through the current UW student admissions pathway, peer advisors can provide personal statement review. During your appointment, a peer advisor will review your rough draft and provide suggestions and edits based on their knowledge of the current UW student admissions pathway to the Allen School. Please note that personal statement review is only available for current UW students and is not available for prospective high school or transfer students. 

Email: The peer advisers can be contacted via email for questions, feedback, and advice. They can be reached at 

Undergraduate Blogs

All CSE Undergraduates are automatically subscribed to the ugradnews blog. (phasing out in spring 2020, moving to EdStem Discussion Board - contact advising 

For job postings, current students can request direct email notification from the jobs blog.