Advising Events

Plan Your Academic Career

Take charge of your progress toward graduation by participating in events about major certification, decision-making, and academic exploration.

Each semester, you will have the opportunity to connect with academic advisors and faculty mentors in regularly scheduled seminars, workshops, and planning sessions. Through these interactions, you will gain the tools and knowledge to ensure that you are moving through your academic career efficiently and effectively.

Current Students

Undergraduate Advising Sessions are held in a group setting and are pre-advisement sessions that are held each semester before priority registration. Academic advisors and faculty mentors lead these workshops and provide registration information and schedule building tools so you will make progress toward meeting your graduation requirements.

Information about registering for undergraduate advising sessions will be sent to your WSU email. Pre-advising takes place every October and every March in preparation for registration in November and in April.

Visit your student center or the Academic Calendar and Courses page to see your enrollment dates.

Beginning in the 2017-18 academic year, students are able to enroll in both semesters on their enrollment dates. Students who have fewer than 30 WSU credits must attend an undergraduate advising session in order to register.


New Students (Starting Summer or Fall 2018)

New students are required to attend a New Student Undergraduate Advising Session (UAS) which will be held early in the semester prior to their start date. For new students this is an opportunity to be introduced to information that is vital to their academic success at WSU Tri Cities – online portal navigation, academic curriculum information, meet and work with academic advisors, peer advisors and faculty mentors.

It is important for new students to complete their admissions checklist prior to attending their chosen New Student UAS Session. Students are required to register for these sessions ahead of time and will receive confirmation with details.

Registration for New Student UAS is now open. Sign up for a session today. The dates for New Student UAS are:

  • November 14
  • November 17
  • December 1
  • December 8

The Spring 2018 agenda for the new student UAS session is now available.

For questions or concerns, contact

Certification Seminars

Certification Seminars are workshops in which you will meet with academic advisors and faculty mentors to review your progress toward major certification, gain insight into course sequencing, learn how to apply your classroom work to real-world problem solving, and learn more about internship and research opportunities for your major. By participating in these sessions, you will be better prepared to enter your program of study and take the next steps in your academic career. Students who are eligible to certify can do so during these seminars!

New transfer students and current students with 45+ credits are encouraged to attend, but seminars are open to all students. No registration is required.

Plan to meet a graduation requirement by certifying into your major during Certification Week.

Student Success Series

The College of Arts & Sciences Advising Office in partnership with Integrated Academic Technology Services, Student Financial Services, and Counseling Services have worked together to create a series of workshops known as the Student Success Series. Each semester, we offer programming that is designed to help our students identify areas where they can improve their habits to become more successful in their personal and professional lives. This Spring, workshops will touch on Mastering Blackboard, Time Management, How to Get and Keep Your Financial Aid, and Coping with Stress.

Mastering Blackboard

Tuesday, January 16th @ 2:00pm & Wednesday, January 24th @ 11:00am in TCIC 101R

Are you having issues navigating Blackboard? Are there areas of Blackboard you’ve been wanting to learn more about? Whether it’s your first or fourth semester using Blackboard, Academic Advising invites you to attend our Student Success Series: Mastering Blackboard workshop. In this one-hour workshop, WSUTC Blackboard Administrator, Tim Larreau will provide tips and advice on how to navigate Blackboard like a pro. Don’t spend the rest of Spring term fighting Blackboard. After attending our workshop, you have learned and mastered everything Blackboard has to offer to make you a confident and successful WSUTC student. No registration is required. For questions, please contact

Time Management Workshops

Monday, February 12th @ 10:00am & Tuesday, February 20th @ 12:00pm in TFLO 223

Are you always feeling like you are racing against the clock? Does it seem like time flies by or you are always wishing there were more hours during the day? Attend our one-hour Student Success Series: Time Management workshop. In this one-hour workshop, WSUTC Campus Counselor, Aphrodite Biedler will provide you with strategies for maximizing your time, prioritizing tasks, and effectively breaking down your academic load into smaller, more achievable steps. Don’t get stuck pulling all-nighters. Instead, after attending our workshop, catch up on sleep and rest easy that the clock is working for you. No registration is required. For questions, please contact

How to Get and Keep Your Financial Aid Workshop

Wednesday, March 21st @ 1:00pm in TFLO 223

Unsure about your financial aid options? Questions about how to use your financial aid? Attend our one-hour Student Success Series: How to Get and Keep Your Financial Aid workshop. In this workshop, WSUTC’s Student Financial and Support Services Manager Jordyn Creighton will explain the different financial aid options, requirements, and after-graduation plans available to WSUTC students. After attending our workshop, you will be able to confidently explore and take advantage of the many financial aid options available to ensure your success at WSUTC. No registration is required. For questions, please contact

Coping with Stress Workshops

Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:00am & Thursday, April 5th @ 2:00pm in TFLO 223

College is stressful and with finals right around the corner, life can feel a little overwhelming. Come find out what you can do to put your mind at ease during this busy time of the semester. Attend our one-hour Student Success Series: Coping With Stress workshop led by WSUTC Campus Counselor, Aphrodite Biedler. In this workshop, you will learn how you can overcome the various stressors in your life by implementing different strategies designed to assess your current approach to stress and to provide you with new and effective ways to deal with stress. No registration is required. For questions, please contact

Reinstatement Seminars

Reinstatement Seminars are required for students who fall into academic deficiency and do not meet the University’s 2.0 GPA requirement. If you fall into this category, you must apply for reinstatement and participate in these seminars.

Seminars cover success strategies and conditions to achieve reinstatement. You will also learn about key campus resources that can help you achieve your academic goals.

Students who fall into academic deficiency will be notified via their WSU email after grades are posted. Seminars are held twice a day on January 3rd – 5th and require registration.

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