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Students can find their advisor contact information on the homepage of their myWCU account.

STUDENTS
Are You Here To...

  • Find out who your advisor is?
  • Your advisor's name appears on your myWCU homepage.

    New resource: students can also consult with their College Academic Coordinators to obtain more advising support. Make appointments to ask them about scheduling, policies, and more!

  • Learn when should you visit your advisor?
  • Meet with your advisor at least one week before the class registration date shown on your myWCU homepage.

  • Learn when you can register for classes?
  • myWCU allows you to register on the date shown on your myWCU homepage, but you cannot schedule without advisor permission.

  • Learn how to register for classes?
  • Take a look at Registrar's Tips for Getting Started for help on registering for classes.

  • Know what is expected of you as an advisee?
  • Good advising is a shared responsibility in which advisors and advisees collaborate to help students achieve their aims. Learn more about your responsibilities in this process.

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FACULTY/ADVISORS
Are You Here To...

  • Learn how to add a comment to a student record?
  • Advisor comments are being replaced by the easier and more robust MyWCU Advising Notes, which will add an advisor's notes to a student's permanent MyWCU record. See instructions for use on the Faculty menu of the UPK Tutorial page.

  • Find your advisees' Degree Progress Reports?
  • In your myWCU account

    • Use the drop-down menu under "Faculty Quick Links" and click "View My Advisees"
    • Click on "View Student Details"
    • Click on Degree Progress Report
  • Learn what you and your advisees should discuss at an advising meeting?
  • Suggested topics of discussion are listed on the Tips for Advisors page.

  • Learn how you can help students avoid common mistakes?
  • The most common problems are not achieving 120 credits and not taking classes in the proper sequence. View our Tips for Advisors to learn more.

  • Know what is expected of you as an advisor?
  • Good advising is a shared responsibility in which advisors and advisees collaborate to help students achieve their aims. Learn more about your responsibilities in this process.

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VIRTUAL ADVISOR QUESTION
of the week

  • How can I take Winter classes at a community college and transfer the credit to WCU?

    You should always discuss course transferability and your reasons for taking classes elsewhere with your academic advisor or an academic coordinator. They will explain to you policies governing transfer courses to WCU. Make sure your course will transfer to WCU by checking the "Transfer Equivalencies" on the Registrar's homepage.

    You must also complete the Transfer Credit Permission form for approval by the Registrar's office before taking classes at another institution.

    The same process applies to Summer classes.

  • When is tuition payment due for winter and spring sessions?

    The Office of the Bursar (610-436-2552) handles all tuition bills and billing. You can find due dates posted on the Office of the Bursar home page.

  • Can I repeat a course I already took at WCU by taking it at another institution?

    It depends on whether or not you completed the course and received a letter grade at WCU. You may not transfer in a course that you already completed or failed at WCU. However, if you withdrew from a class (and thus ended up with a "W" on your transcript), you may elect to retake that class elsewhere and transfer it back to WCU. As with all transferred classes, a grade does not appear on your WCU transcript, and so it will not factor into your GPA.

    See more about Transfer of Credits.

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