FAQ - FIUTS & FYP
What is the difference between FIUTS and First Year Programs orientations?
FIUTS International Student Orientation is a special orientation for all new international students at the University of Washington (including graduates, undergraduates, exchange students, and visiting scholars) designed to help support you in your unique needs as an international student transitioning to the U.S. and UW.
First Year Programs Advising and Orientation (A&O) is a required orientation for all freshmen and transfer undergraduate students at the UW (both domestic and international students). This program connects you with the academic advising resources needed to register for your first quarter schedule at the UW.
New international freshmen can choose from A&O: 1 Day Online/1 Day On-Campus or A&O: 2 Day On-Campus.
New international transfer students must attend a Transfer A&O: 1 Day On-Campus.
The on-campus day of the freshman hybrid online/on-campus A&O session is on September 20 or 21; we include this date on the FIUTS Orientation schedule for your reference.
(Freshman participating in Early Fall Start (EFS) can choose to attend a Freshman A&O session especially for EFS students on August 21-22. EFS students are also required to attend FIUTS EFS International Student Orientation on August 20.)