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FAQ for Incoming Graduate students

Welcome to the Department of Construction Management! Here are some links and other Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will be helpful to new graduate students in our department.

When is tuition due?

How much is tuition and fees per quarter? We charge Tier 1 tuition. Click here to find out. Note, these rates usually increase by 2-3% per year.

Should I register for classes before I arrive at the UW in the Fall? It is possible to register before you arrive on campus. However, we save space in our required classes, so it is not mandatory. Before you can register, you must first submit your proof of measles vaccination. Directions for submitting that information are here.

How do I prove that I am vaccinated against measles? Click here. (Note: it usually takes three weeks to have your documents entered into the system.)

How do I register for classes?

What classes should I choose for Fall 2018? View this link (2018 classes will be very similar to 2017) and scroll down to the CM 5XX classes.  You must register for CM 500, CM 575 and CM 598. Remember, you can always change your class selection in the first week of classes. Changes after the first week will incur a penalty and require special permission.

When do I meet with my graduate advisor? Advisors are available anytime after September 15 to meet with you, but you may e-mail them before that with questions. We will email you with the name of your advisor sometime after you accepted our offer of admission.

How should I prepare for my meeting with my advisor? Print out this form and fill in what you can ahead of time.

Are there some important dates for Fall 2018? Yes, orientation is on Monday, Sept 24 in the late afternoon, and classes begin on Wednesday, Sept 26.

Can I work on campus to help pay for some of my expenses? Both domestic and international students can work on campus. International students are limited to 19 hours per week. Here is a link to finding campus jobs: Husky Jobs. Or for Housing and Food Service jobs, click here.

When should I arrive in Seattle for Fall Quarter?  Classes don’t begin until the last week of September but you should allow some time (1-3 weeks) to find a place to live, meet with your advisor, and figure out your new routines.

How can find housing once I arrive in Seattle? Generally one can find an apartment within 1-2 weeks because there are many apartments available nearby to campus. You can search on Craigslist, Zillow,, or apartment before you come. You can also consider doing a Skype call to the property manager before you arrive. Housing is expensive in Seattle but cheaper apartments are also available if you are willing to ride the bus to and from campus–or if you are willing to have a roommate.