Students can find their advisor contact information on the homepage of their myWCU account.
Find out who your advisor is?
Your advisor's name appears on your myWCU homepage.
In addition to their faculty advisors, students can also consult with their College Academic Coordinators to obtain more support. Make appointments to ask them about scheduling, policies, and campus resources!
Learn when you should 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?
Learn how to register for classes?
Know what is expected of you as an advisee?
In your myWCU account
Why do I have to see my advisor before I schedule classes?
The primary reason you must see your advisor is to have an engaged discussion about your academic progress, goals and career path. During this meeting, your advisor will help you make good academic decisions so you will be on the right track to graduate in a timely manner. In addition to discussing your academic progress, you can talk about programs such as internships and study abroad, as well as graduate school opportunities, and you can learn about other campus resources, such as the Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) for tutoring or Department of Counseling & Psychological Services for personal problems. At the conclusion of your advising meeting, your faculty advisor will lift the “advisor hold” to allow you to register beginning on your assigned date. This means you should contact your advisor for a meeting (however he or she wants to be contacted) before this date.
Registration for Spring (and Winter) classes will begin in several weeks – the date and time when you will be allowed to enroll in classes will appear on your myWCU homepage soon.
How do I make an appointment with my academic advisor?
All undergraduate students must meet with their academic advisors at least once per semester to discuss their academic progress and plans for the following semester. To schedule an appointment with your advisor, you should log on to your MyWCU page to find your advisor’s name and contact information. Ask how they set up appointments. Your advisor may prefer that you email them your availability; others use an online scheduling site; others prefer a phone call; and still others ask you to sign up on sheet placed on their office door. Use the preferred method to schedule an appointment with your advisor at least one week before your scheduling date listed on your MyWCU page.
What should I bring to an advising meeting?
Consider how you can best make the meeting serve your needs as you move through your program. What questions do you need to ask? What information do you need? For example, you could be considering study abroad, or you could be experiencing difficulty in a class. Both of these topics would be good to anticipate so that you can bring them up during your appointment. At minimum, you should always go to your meeting with your advisor with a plan for the classes you want to take in the following semester. Also bring your advising sheets and a copy of your DPR printout, if your advisor requests it.
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