Documents containing required courses, criteria for admission, and other relevant information about a
particular major or minor. PMAA advisors provide these to advisees according to major and/or minor interest.
We will review the particulars with students as we work together to determine progress toward that major
Transferring to WCU and directly into a particular major from another university.
" I " course:
Interdisciplinary Course; a general education requirement.
Moving out of "pre-major" or undeclared status and into a particular major by submitting a completed
Application for Change of Major
form signed by PMAA advisor. Also known as "declaring a major." Moving from one major to another
is also considered an internal transfer. See External Transfer.
" J " course:
Diversity Course; a general education requirement
After the completion of 30 credits, students may take some courses on a pass/fail basis. If you want to
take a course this way, you must submit to the Registrar a
Pass/Fail Request Form signed by your PMAA
advisor. See the
WCU Undergrad Catalog
for more specific details.
Courses that must be completed and/or grade requirements that must be reached before a you can take a
particular upper-level course.
" W " course:
Writing Emphasis course; a general education requirement. These are not the same as WRT120 or WRT200
courses, which fulfill a different general education requirement. In order to complete the requirement,
you must take three writing emphasis courses, and sometimes these courses also simultaneously satisfy
another general education or major requirement.
When Do I Schedule?:
The date you are permitted to begin scheduling courses for the upcoming semester can be found at the
bottom left-hand corner of your MyWCU. You must see your advisor to discuss the upcoming semester before
you can schedule. The schedule date is determined by the Registrar's Office, based on the number of credits
earned, and cannot be changed by the student's PMAA advisor.
Withdrawing from a Course:
You can withdraw from a course online until the ninth week of the semester. This is the only way you can
get out of a specific course after the end of the drop/add period. The course withdraw period runs from
the end of the drop/add period, and ends the last day of the ninth week of classes. A "W" will
show up on your transcript when you withdraw from a class. You must check with your advisor prior to
withdrawing from a class to discuss the potential ramifications toward your academic progress and time
required to get into your major. You should also check with Financial Aid,
and remember that if you take fewer than 12 credits you are considered a part-time student.