Scheduling an Advising Appointment
During the advising seasons, students will attend a group registration session for specific majors. Students should bring their advisement report and their advising form to the session. Advisors and faculty will review your proposed classes, discuss your academics and help answer your questions. If you do not come prepared to the session, or if you have holds other than the advising hold on your registration, you may have to schedule another appointment with your advisor. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes. It is important that you are prompt to your appointment.
Registration holds will prevent you from registering for classes on time. If they are not taken care of before registration begins, you may not get into your first choice classes. You can check your registration holds from the ‘Student Links’ section of your myWSU account.
Click on the links below to find information you are looking for:
Advising seasons (when you meet with your advisor)
Spring semester scheduling*:
- October – December
- Registration typically begins the second week of November
Summer and fall semester scheduling*:
- March – May
- Registration typically begins the second week of April
*You are welcome to contact or meet with your advisor any other time you have a question or concern.
Come prepared to your advising meeting
Steps to preparing for your advising meeting*:
- Review your advisement report, located on your myWSU account. To view your advisement report, follow these steps:
- In your Student Center, click on “My Academics”, then “View my advisement report”. Follow the links from there.
- To view your entire advisement report, click on “View as PDF”.
- Note: The advisement reports are new and may not yet be 100% accurate. Talk with your advisor if you have questions or if something doesn’t look correct.
- You may also use the “What-if Report” in your Student Service Center under the Academic Tab. The “What-if Report” allows you to see where your courses will fall if looking at a different major. The report is located under the “other academic” drop down box.
- Identify courses/requirements you should complete the following semester.
- Search for your courses on the schedule of classes.
- Use the ‘search’ link on the left to find specific types of requirements (i.e., Arts & Humanities [G][H])
- Use the advising form to list out all of your class choices and bring it with you to your meeting.
- Make sure you know your registration date, and get all of your registration holds taken care of before attending your meeting. Your advising hold will be removed after meeting with your advisor.
- You can check your registration date and holds from your “Student Center” in your myWSU account.
- Write down any questions you have and bring them to your meeting.
* If you do not come prepared to your advising meeting, you may be asked to reschedule.
You will be asked to choose a few available times, and your advisor will confirm your appointment. Be sure to include information such as: WSU ID#, Phone Number and Degree/Major.
E-Advising (available for certified majors)
E-Advising is an online or e-mail form of advising. This option is best for students who have met previously with their advisors, who are already certified in their majors, who are familiar with the degree audits and know their remaining requirements. If you are good at planning your schedule and typically only need 5-10 minutes to discuss your classes with your advisor, E-Advising is a great option for you! Be aware, E-Advising is not available for all majors and you may still be asked to schedule an actual advising appointment.
Last Updated: October 26, 2015