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Academic Advising

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

Are You Here To...

  • 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 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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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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  • 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.

  • How do I get on a wait list for a class?

    Not all classes have wait lists, so check for one by unclicking the button "Show open classes only" when you search for a class. Then, on the "Add class" page, click "Wait list if class is full." Your schedule will show the course as wait listed if you have been put on its wait list. If a seat in that class opens, and you are next in the wait list line, the class will be added to your schedule. If you want the wait listed class to replace another class on your schedule if a seat opens up, you must use the "swap" tab to identify which class should be dropped when the wait listed class is added. If no wait list appears for a certain course, then you must use the regular drop-add procedures. Learn more about how the wait list works by visiting the Registrar's website.

  • When do I schedule for Winter session or Summer classes?

    The Winter session scheduling date and time will be listed on your MyWCU account as soon as it becomes available in the Fall; this means you can often schedule Winter classes at the same time or shortly after you schedule for the following Spring. (And, similarly, you can often sign up for Summer classes at the same time you schedule for Fall.)

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