iSchool Capstone

UW Course Expert: Find the Best Courses for You

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

data science & visualization

knowledge organization

Accessing comprehensive course information before registration is critical for UW students to select courses that best satisfy student needs and interests. However, our research indicates that over 60% of students express that course information is limited on current solutions, such as MyPlan and Rate My Professors, and most end up asking friends for course recommendations. By leveraging official data from Course Evaluation Catalog, we aim to empower students’ understanding of courses’ content, difficulty, workload, and peer evaluations. With UW Course Expert, students can optimize their course selection and enhance their academic potential.

Project participants:

Ciel Zhao


Wendell Li


John Wang


Han Zhao