Although students can generally meet with their "primary" advisor at any point during the Advising and Registration period to plan for next semester's classes and to get their Alternate PIN that's required for registration, ADVISING DAY marks the beginning of the official Advising and Registration period. No classes are held on this day so that academic departments can devote the time to helping students plan for next semester's classes. Some departments have students schedule individual appointments with their primary advisor, some hold group advising sessions, others host informal social gatherings, and there are even a few that have a mandatory attendance policy for Advising Day activities.
Prior to Advising Day, events and instructions for each major will be posted on this
page as they are received from the departments (see below). Students who are "Undeclared/Undecided"
will be notified by their primary advisor with instructions for scheduling an advising
appointment. Notifications from advisors or departments are generally sent via catamount
email. CHECK YOUR WCU EMAIL.
PREPARING FOR AN ADVISING MEETING
- Your "primary" advisor is the advisor who is authorized to give you an Alternate PIN for registration. Go to the How To… page for instructions for finding out the name and contact information for your primary
- Run and review your Degree Audit/Evaluation (How To…) prior to your advising session. Doing this will clarify what coursework and other
requirements must still be met in order to finish your degree program and graduate.
Some major departments require that students bring a copy of this report with them
to the advising session.
- Print an 8-Semester Plan Worksheet to assist you in planning when to take particular courses. The more you know going
into the advising session, the more you will get out of it.
- Print a Schedule Adjustment Grid to help lay out your weekly class schedule.
If you have not yet declared a major, keep in mind that you can earn up to 45 hours before being required to do so. Once you decide on a major, go to the Advising Center Staff page to find out which advisor is the liaison for the major you want. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible with that advisor so that you have time to consider your options before your registration day. When scheduling an appointment in GradesFirst, be sure to indicate the major you want to declare in the "Comments for your advisor" box.
** ADVISING DAY EVENTS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH MAJOR ARE POSTED BELOW. **
Majors are listed in alphabetical order.
B.S.ED. education programs are indicated in gold.
(residential programs only)
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & LAW
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, B.S.ED.
ENGINEERING (Mechanical, Manufacturing, & Electrical power concentrations)
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION, B.S.ED.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, B.S.ED.
MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION, B.S.ED.
MUSIC EDUCATION, B.S.ED.
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
NUTRITION & DIETETICS
PARKS & RECREATION MANAGEMENT
SCIENCE EDUCATION (Biology), B.S.ED.
SCIENCE EDUCATION (Chemistry), B.S.ED.
SCIENCE EDUCATION (Earth Sciences), B.S.ED.
SCIENCE EDUCATION (Physics), B.S.ED.
SOCIAL SCIENCES, B.S.ED.
STAGE & SCREEN