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Frequently Asked Questions for Health Sciences Students



Some of the courses I took at other institutions did not transfer in to meet University Studies requirements, but I think they should have. What can I do?


Academics and Advising

What are Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)? Are they a good thing to do?

Can I major in Pre-Medicine? (or Pre-Dentisitry, or Pre-Physical Therapy, etc.)?

What majors are available in the College of Health Sciences? 

What minors are available in the College of Health Sciences?

How do I change my major or advisor? How do I add a minor?

How can I find out who my advisor is?

What is the University Studies Program?

What is the definition of academic dishonesty? What are the consequences?

How do I drop or withdraw from a class?

What is Early Alert and how do I find my Early Alert marks?

How do I find out my midterm and final grades?

I am not doing so well in a class. What can I do?

How do I know when my finals are? I have three finals in one day. Is there anything I can do?

What are the GPA expectations in the College of Health Sciences?

How do I calculate my GPA? What is a BCPM GPA?

What is a Degree Evaluation and how do I read it?


Student Wellbeing

What should I do if I am experiencing/witnessing something abnormal/unsafe at UW?

Where can I go for support if I am experiencing high stress or anxiety?


Preparing for Health Careers

What does the Pre-Professional advising office do?

I know I want to do something in health care, but I am not sure what. How can I find out more?

What is a background check and why is it required?

What is professionalism and why is it important in health care careers?


Involvement and Opportunities Section

What scholarships are available in the College of Health Sciences? What scholarships are available for Pre-Professional students?

What clubs and organizations are there in the College of Health Sciences?

I am interested in doing research. Where can I find information?

I would like to volunteer. How do I go about that?

I would like to shadow a health care professional to see if that profession is for me. How do I go about it? How do I get the most from my experience?

How do I know what is going on in the College of Health Sciences?

I would love to study abroad. Where do I get more information?

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