First Year Programs

First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Extra Seats

Step 1: Freshman or Transfer?

Register for a FIG! Students will have the opportunity to enroll in FIGs during their A&O session during their scheduled course registration. 

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Step 2: Is the FIG full?

This could change. Use Notify UW to receive free notifications about closed and open course sections via email or SMS text alerts.

Notify UW

Step 3: Extra Seats

Seat requests will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis. All seats that are still open will be available on the first day of the quarter. 

Incoming first-year students: Please wait until your full A&O program is completed at 5:00 pm PT to request an extra seat. We want to ensure you have had comprehensive guidance from your academic adviser before you make a request. 

Current students: You can request an extra seat at any point.

Extra Seats 

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