Advising Structure

* In light of COVID-19, advising services have moved online. If you are in need of academic advising, please review the information below to know how to schedule your appointment.

Guidance and Support

The Academic Advising Center serves undergraduate students. We provide advising to students whether a new student who just accepted their admission or a student returning for the following semester. All students are required to connect with their assigned advisor every semester to ensure they are making progress toward their graduation.

students in classroom

Every new student has a transition period when attending a college campus. Even students with experience taking college classes, there is still an adjustment learning how to navigate the new environment. From how instructors conduct their classes to where to find the Student Financial Aid Office, there is a learning curve. Connecting with advisors early in your first semester helps reduce the guessing out of where to go and what to do.

  • Release your Undergraduate Advising hold
  • Build a graduation plan in the first advising appointment
  • Review student’s Academic Requirements Report (degree audit)
  • Remind students about the University Writing Portfolio
  • Discuss important university policies and campus deadlines
  • Show how students can find important information in their myWSU portal
  • Discuss internship and research options
  • Serve as a member of a support group for students
  • Help connect students with campus resources

In Person Advising

In person advising is offered to every student on the Tri-Cities campus. In the first two consecutive semesters at WSU Tri-Cities, we require that advising is conducted in person. This is to ensure that information is shared with you that is important to your progress.

In person advising can be a one-on-one appointment, or by attending a group session which are scheduled in October and March every year.

Group Advising

Group sessions are scheduled during high peak registration planning periods so that advisors can help as many students as possible at one time. Information will be emailed to students’ WSU email accounts.

Group Sessions will not be available while we are virtual. They will resume once our offices are back open and fully operational.

E-Advising

The E-Advising form is an electronic form students can use during registration planning periods each semester. This form requires students to know what classes they want to take for the entire year. Students can submit one form for summer, fall and spring.

Once submitted, it is emailed to the assigned academic advisor to review. The advisor has the discretion to approve and lift the advising hold, request more information, or request an in person appointment.

SUBMIT E-ADVISING FORM

Being prepared for advising appointments can drive discussion with your academic advisor and reduce the time spent in their office.

  • Plan for one hour
  • Review your Advising Notes in myWSU
  • Run your Academic Requirements Report (degree audit) in myWSU
  • Prepare to enroll in both fall and spring schedules
  • Come with questions written down
  • Review the fall and spring class schedules when they go live in March (myWSU Class Search)
  • Prepare a list of classes you wish to take and check per-requisites
  • Think about long term goals to discuss such as going to graduate school, or entering a professional program
Schedule an Advising Appt

Academic Advising services will be offered in a virtual environment. Please do the following to make sure you are able to access your virtual appointment, and be able to register for classes.

  • Download or update their Zoom app on your computer to access your virtual appointment.
  • It is preferred to be logged into a computer or laptop if able.
  • Check your personal and WSU email for your confirmation email with login information. This will come from Academic Advising or directly from your academic advisor.

If you experience any issues with Zoom, contact the Crimson Help Desk, or feel free to contact Academic Advising at tricities.advising@wsu.edu or call 509/372-7035.

New Freshman Students

Appointments are reserved for those who have been admitted to WSU Tri-Cities for Spring 2021. If you have not applied for admission, please visit our qualified admissions team to help you complete your admissions application.

1. Complete Your Admission Checklist

2. Meet Your Advisor

3. Schedule Your Appointment

New Transfer Students

Appointments are reserved for those who have been admitted to WSU Tri-Cities for Spring 2021. If you have not applied for admission, please visit our qualified admissions team to help you complete your admissions application.

1. Complete Your Admission Checklist

2. Meet Your Advisor

3. Schedule Your Appointment

Continuing Students

Students who are enrolled and will be returning the following semester can schedule an appointment through our Navigate Scheduling system. Those who are in their first or second semester must conduct their advising in person.

Students in their third semester and on can choose to do in-person advising or complete the E-Advising form.

Change of Campus Students

Students who transfer in from another WSU campus are required to schedule an in person advising appointment with their assigned advisor.

Students who have never enrolled in classes at WSU, and are starting their first semester at WSU will need to follow the New Freshmen or New Transfer information.

Returning Students

Students who have attended a WSU campus but have not been enrolled for two or more consecutive semesters must reapply for admission before meeting with an advisor.

Once students have accepted their admission, they can schedule an advising appointment.

Students who have attended a WSU campus but have not been enrolled for two or more consecutive semesters must reapply for admission before meeting with an advisor.

Once students have accepted their admission, they can schedule an advising appointment.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who have been admitted to WSU Tri-Cities as a Non-degree seeking student can schedule an advising appointment by selecting the appropriate advisor. Select the advisor that best fits the classes you are attempting to enroll in.

Students who have attended a WSU campus but have not been enrolled for two or more consecutive semesters must reapply for admission before meeting with an advisor.

Once students have accepted their admission, they can schedule an advising appointment.

Running Start Students

Running Start advising appointments are reserved for those who are currently enrolled in WSU Tri-Cities classes.

If you are inquiring about our program and want to learn more please select the first link below to visit our Running Start website.

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