How To Instructions

THIS PAGE IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS.

View Course Schedule

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box
  • Click "Student" tab
  • Click "Registration" box
  • Click "Student Schedule Planner View by Week", or "Student Detail Schedule", or "Concise Student Schedule"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage)
  • Click "CLASSES & REGISTRATION"
  • Click "View My Schedule" for Student Schedule Planner View by Week

Search Primary Advisor Name

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box
  • Click "Student" tab
  • Click "Student Records" box
  • Click "Student Status"
  • Select appropriate term in "Select a Term" drop-down menu and click "Submit" tab

OR

  • Click "Advising/Tutoring" in "Quick Links" box (takes you to your GradesFirst 2.0 homepage)
  • Click "Send a Message" tab (your faculty and professional advisors will be listed)

Search Contact Information for WCU Faculty and Staff

  • Click Staff Directory link at bottom of WCU homepage under FACULTY & STAFF RESOURCES heading
  • Enter whatever information you have for the person and click Search (last name may be all the information needed)

View Date When You Can Register

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box
  • Click "Student" tab
  • Click "Registration" box
  • Click "Check Registration Status"
  • Select appropriate term in Select a Term drop-down menu and click "Submit"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage)
  • Click "CLASSES & REGISTRATION"
  • Click "View Registration Status"

Get Your Alt PIN

  • Your Alt PIN can only be provided to you by your primary advisor
  • Prior to your assigned Registration Day make an appointment with your primary advisor or follow instructions provided by your major department
  • Click this ADVISING DAY link to view instructions posted for the different majors

Registration - add a class

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Registration" box, Select "Add/Drop Classes"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "CLASSES & REGISTRATION", Click "Add or Drop a Course"

AND

  • Select appropriate term in "Select a Term" drop-down menu and click "Submit" tab
  • Enter your Alt PIN (if required)

SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC COURSE

  • Click "Class Search" at the bottom of the Class Worksheet
  • Select the "Subject" and click "Course Search" button 
  • Click "View Sections" by the appropriate course

OR

SEARCH FOR MULTIPLE COURSES THAT FULFILL A SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTE (i.e. all courses that fulfill a particular Liberal Studies category, meet at a desired time or campus location, are offered in a particular instructional format, or with a specific instructor)

  • Click "Course Search" button
  • Click "Advanced Search" button below "Subject" box
  • Select "Subject" and other applicable selections and click "Class Search" button at bottom of page

AND

  • Click in box next to left of the course section you want to add and click "Register" at the bottom of page (a " C" inside of box indicates the class is closed)

OR

  • Add the 5-digit CRN for the classes you want to add in the boxes at the bottom of the Class Worksheet and click "Submit Changes" 

Check to make sure the course is added to your course list. Go to the Registration Information page for an explanation of Registration Errors and Holds 

Registration - drop a class

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Registration" box, Select "Add/Drop Classes"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "CLASSES & REGISTRATION", Click "Add or Drop a Course"

AND

  • Select appropriate term in "Select a Term" drop-down menu and click "Submit" tab
  • In the "Action" column next to the class you want to drop, select "Web Drop" from the drop down box
  • Click on "Submit Changes" at bottom of page.

Drop and add classes simultaneously by selecting "Web Drop" for classes you want to drop and adding CRNs for classes you want to add to the boxes on the Add Classes Worksheet, and then click "Submit Changes" button

 

Withdraw From a Class (AFTER Add/Drop period AND BEFORE WITHDRAW DEADLINE)

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Registration" box, Select "Withdrawal Options", Select "Withdraw from a Course

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "CLASSES & REGISTRATION", Click "Withdraw from a Course"

AND

  • Review the information about Course Withdrawal Eligibility
  • Click "I would like to withdraw from a course" button
  • Click in circle to the left of the course(s) that you want to withdraw from
  • Click "Withdraw from Selected Course" button

Withdrawing from all courses during a term requires a student to withdraw from the university - click this University Withdrawals link to view policies and instructions.

Withdraw from the University (withdrawING FROM ALL OF YOUR CLASSES)

Withdrawing from all courses during a term requires a student to withdraw from the university - click this University Withdrawals link to view policies and instructions. 

Declare or Change your Major

  • Schedule an appointment with the advisor liaison to the program you want through GradesFirst 2.0 and indicate the major you want to declare in the Comments for your advisor… box
  • Advisor/major assignment information is found on Advising Center Staff page for most majors, or Suite 201 Advising page for elementary, middle grades, special/inclusive, and health and physical education majors
  • Honors students must meet with an Honors College advisor to declare or change major

declare or Change your MINOR, CONCENTRATION, OR APPROVED PROGRAM

Changing or declaring a MINOR or a CONCENTRATION within your major does not require an appointment. Go to the Advising Center at anytime and check in to see the first available advisor who will submit your request.

An APPROVED PROGRAM is a specific set of courses approved by your major department to fulfill your degree requirements. Many major programs require a Second Major, a Minor, or an Approved Program. 

  • Consult with your primary faculty advisor to determine the specific courses and credit hours required for an Approved Program
  • Courses taken in preparation for application to professional schools beyond a bachelor's degree (e.g. medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc.) are often packaged in an Approved Program - see Pre-Professional Programs Advising for details
  • Your primary advisor will submit a request to have the Approved Program added to your major program and degree audit

Run a Degree Audit/Evaluation (requirements for YOUR degree program)

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Student Records" box, Select "Degree Audit Evaluation"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "ACADEMIC SUCCESS", Click "Perform a Degree Audit"

AND

  • Select appropriate term in Term drop-down menu and click "Submit" 
  • Click "Generate New Evaluation" at bottom of page
  • Click in circle to left of Program you wish to run an audit for and click "Generate Request" button
  • Wait for the audit to generate (this can take a couple of minutes)
  • Courses you still need to satisfy degree requirements will appear with a red No in the Met column

Run a What-if Analysis (requirements for ANY degree program)

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Student Records" box, Select "Degree Audit Evaluation"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "ACADEMIC SUCCESS", Click "Perform a Degree Audit"

AND

  • Click "What-if Analysis" at bottom of page
  • Select appropriate term in "Entry Term" drop-down menu and click "Continue" button
  • Select "Program" from the drop-down menu and click "Continue button"
  • Select "First Major" from the drop-down menu
  • To add concentrations, click "Add More" button and make selections from the "Concentration" drop-down menus
  • To add minors, click "Add More" button from the Concentrations page and make selections from the "Minor" drop-down menus
  • Click "Submit" button
  • Click "Generate Request" button (you do not need to select a term in the Evaluation Term drop-down menu)
  • Wait for the audit to generate (this can take a couple of minutes)
  • Courses still needed to satisfy degree requirements will appear with a red No in the Met column

View Credits Earned Elsewhere (transfer coursework)

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Student Records" box, Select "Credits Earned Elsewhere - ACCEPTED" or "Credits Earned Elsewhere - PENDING"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "ACADEMIC SUCCESS", Click "View Transfer Credits Earned Elsewhere"

AND

  • Select appropriate term in "Select a Term" drop-down menu and click "Submit" button
  • View how your coursework transferred to WCU from other colleges or universities
  • You must have earned a C or better to receive WCU credit for a course
  • Speak with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have questions about how your transfer courses were evaluated

To see how courses from other schools in the US transfer to WCU, click here for access to Look-up Tool and click on link. Only courses that have been evaluated and awarded credit by WCU will be displayed.

To view courses accepted by WCU from a NC Community College, click this NC Community College (NCCC) Course Equivalencies link and follow instructions.

To learn how AP and/or IB credits transfer to WCU, click here for Credit and Placement Policies.

Students who feel they should have received transfer credit for WCU Liberal Studies classes will submit requests for a re-evaluation to liberalstudies@wcu.edu. All other requests for a re-evaluation of transfer classes should be emailed to registrarsoffice@email.wcu.edu .  

View 5th Week Grades (view grades, attendance, comments)

  • Log into myWCU
  • Click "Personal Services" in "Quick Links" box, Click "Student" tab, Click "Student Records" box, Select "Academic Progress"

OR

  • Click "Menu" icon (top left on myWCU Student Homepage), Click "ACADEMIC SUCCESS", Click "View Academic Progress/5th Week Grades"

Grade of S = satisfactory and falls within grade range A+ to C

Grade of U = unsatisfactory and falls within grade range C- to F

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