Advising Day

Advising Day is the beginning of the official Advising and Registration period each semester. While you can meet with your advisor at any point during the Advising and Registration period to plan for next semester's classes, you are strongly encouraged to attend the activities your academic department may have scheduled during Advising Day. Some academic departments hold group advising sessions with individual questions and issues addressed afterward while others host  informal social gatherings.

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[+] [-]  How do I find out who my advisor is?

Log into MyCat and choose the "Personal Services" tab followed by the "Student" tab.  On the "Student" menu, choose "Student Records" followed by "View Student Status."  If you are prompted to select a term, select the current term. Your primary advisor should be displayed.

[+] [-]  Now that I know who my advisor is, how would I contact him/her?

From the Contact WCU page, there is a link to the WCU faculty and staff directory.  You will need to look up your advisor's contact information in it.  Contact your advisor to inquire about making an appointment.  

If your advisor is located in the Advising Center, Honors College, Student Support Services, or TRACS Office, you can make an appointment with them using GradesFirst at

[+] [-]  Is there anything I need to do to prepare?

You should review your Degree Audit/Evaluation (instructions here) available in your MyCat account prior to any advising sessions.  By reviewing your Degree Audit/Evaluation before you go to an advising session, you will be better prepared to discuss what courses you need to take to finish your degree program and graduate on time. 

You can then print out an eight-semester plan worksheet in order to plan when to take particular courses. 

[+] [-]  What if I haven't declared my major?

Don't worry!  You have until you have earned 45 hours to declare and the staff of the Advising Center, Honors College, or Student Support Services can help.  Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor early so you'll have plenty of time to consider your options before your registration day.

[+] [-]  What is my department doing?

Each department does something a little different on Advising Day.  Find your major below to see what activities they have planned for Advising Day.





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