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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

  • What does the Career Development Center DO? (And where is it??)

    The Twardowski Career Development Center is on the second floor of Lawrence, right across the hall from the Learning Assistance & Resource Center (LARC). The center offers services, resources, and programs that help you explore future career options as well as prepare for and secure internships and full-time employment. You may schedule appointments for one-on-one personalized help; you can also access resume writing, interview preparation, and job search skills on the website. Be sure to log in to your Ram Career Network account as well, where hundreds of jobs and internships are available to WCU students!.

    Also make sure that you discuss your career ideas with your advisor, who is a great source of career-related advice.

  • How do I know what kinds of job openings or graduate school options are available related to my major?

    In addition to asking your advisor, the Career Development Center's career management system, Ram Career Network, lets you search jobs and internships using keywords and industries of interest. Searching that database can provide some insight from employers who are actively seeking to hire WCU students. Career center staff can also point you to other resources and strategies to find jobs related to your academic interests. If you are interested in graduate school, start that conversation with your advisor, who will be your best source of types of degrees, careers related to those degrees, and ways to prepare while you’re still an undergrad. You can get help with application essays in The Writing Center and the application process/timeline in the Career Development Center.

  • Where can I find out information about study abroad?

    WCU offers many opportunities to take one class or a full semester abroad, or to be involved in a student exchange program. Discuss this interest with your advisor as soon as possible, so that you can plan the best semester to go and which classes to take while you are away. Your advisor will refer you to the Center for International Programs, on the 3rd floor of Mitchell Hall, for more information.

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