The College of Letters & Science Student Academic Affairs (SAA) is dedicated to the success of L&S undergraduate students both inside and outside the classroom by supporting student learning and personal growth.  

Student Academic Affairs provides services to students as they prepare to register for their first classes and offers services designed to enhance student success from entry through graduation. Although SAA is primarily focused on undergraduates enrolled in Letters & Science, its mission and services extend to the entire undergraduate student body. SAA’s major office locations include Bascom Hall, Ingraham Hall, the Middleton Building on Linden Drive, the Red Gym and South Hall.

Student Academic Affairs serves students primarily through the following five programs: Academic Advising Services, L&S Career Services, Center for Academic Excellence, Scholarships, and Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS).

In addition, undergraduate students in need of assistance with L&S academic rules and procedures and other related services have access to academic deans in L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans' Services.


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Academic Advising Services

Academic Advising Services provides academic advising to pre-declared Letters & Science undergraduate students who intend to complete a specific Letters & Science degree or major.

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L&S Career Services

Career Services works with all Letters & Science students who are exploring their career options, providing resources and tools to be successful in the internship and job search.


Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) works with under-represented, first generation, and low-income students in promoting the values of a liberal arts education.

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The Scholarship office awards L&S undergraduate scholarships and prizes. We also manage the application and awarding process.

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Undergraduate Research Scholars

Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) is an academic-year long class in which 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students get hands-on experience with UW faculty and staff on research or other creative endeavors.

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