Adviser Presentations and Individual Advising - TAC (Transfer)

Expectations for Advising Appointments:

The purpose of the one-on-one student appointments during transfer A&O is not to register the student for classes, but further examine unique student needs. If a student needs to be enrolled in a class where they need an override or a department-specific course the adviser can register the student for the course.  However, the majority of course registration should take place in the registration lab. During one-on-one appointments, the following discussions should be taking place:

  1. Articulation of transfer credits and making sure final transcripts have been submitted
  2. First quarter class registration - credit load, courses needed, back-up course options
  3. Identify student area of interests and start discussion around major/department requirements
  4. Answer general questions from the student - study abroad and how they make it fit, double majoring, minors, denied from competitive major - what is next, etc.

Some useful notes about Transfer Admin Console (TAC):

  • Under the “Home” tab in TAC you will see your departments expected number of students for both summer and autumn.  Please use this bar graph to assist you in adding space availability for both new student populations
  • Under the “Reports” tab, you will be able to see lists of students interested in meeting with your department. Please keep in mind that these lists will change throughout the summer due to Admissions continuing to admit new transfer students

To enter your availability:

  • Visit TAC at: http://fyp.washington.edu/tac
  • Select the Manage spaces tab
  • Find the session number next to the date you are available
  • On the session number page you can set your advising capacities in two way:
    • Option 1: Session limit (total number of appointments available) can be entered. By entering your limits in this space, you are signifying that you are open to seeing either declared or pre-major status students
      OR
    • Option 2: You can set the number of students you are available to see for the day based upon if they are admitted or have pre-major status
  • After entering your availability, click save
  • Repeat for all sessions your department is available
  • After your availabilities have been saved, please confirm that the building and room number for the advising appointments with your department are correct by entering the building and room number in the space provided 

Scheduling Appointments:

FYP will be scheduling every advising appointment for all departments unless otherwise notified. If you wish to schedule your own appointments contact FYP at fyptac@uw.edu and skip to the next section.

  • One week prior to each session you will receive an e-mail informing you that the session has closed and how many (if any) students have signed up for an appointment with your department
  • The students that have signed up for your department will be assigned a 30 minute time slot between1pm-3pm in the following order:
    1. 1:00pm
    2. 1:30pm
    3. 2:00pm
    4. 2:30pm

A reminder, students can register in registration lab after their advising appointment. The registration lab location and time will be on the student’s agenda. 

If you have selected to schedule your own meetings follow these instructions:

  • Visit TAC at: http://fyp.washington.edu/TAC
  • Select the Scheduling tab
  • Find the upcoming closed A&O session number
  • All students registered will need to be assigned an appointment time, and building/room location for the appointment
    • Assign appointment times by selecting from the options provided in the drop-down menu under the Appt. Time section
    • Students will be listed in alphabetical order, not in the order registered for the program
  • ​After entering your appointment times, click save
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