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 and 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.

Quick Question Advising Sessions:

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 ugrad-advisor@cs.washington.edu. 

Speak with a CSE Peer Adviser

The Allen School has peer advisers who can talk with students about planning for the major and CSE admissions, course planning, internship prep, connecting with research, and generally being a successful student.  Peer advisers 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. Meet them here: https://www.cs.washington.edu/academics/ugrad/peeradvising

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

CSE Reception Desk: Throughout the quarter we will have peer advisers working at the CSE reception desk. Peer advisers are happy to chat with you during their front desk shifts so feel free to walk up and ask them questions! You’ll know if a peeradviser on duty by seeing a sign off to the right when you first approach the front desk.

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 at the front desk. Hours for these sessions are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar.

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

Undergraduate Blogs

All CSE Undergraduates are automatically subscribed to the ugradnews blog.

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

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

Kimberly Nguyen

Academic/Career Adviser

Chelsea Navarro

Academic Adviser

Pim Lustig

Course Coordinator