Recently Accepted Students

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Our Registration Process for New Students

A professional advisor is assigned to all newly admitted students based on the major they select in Preregistration.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS ARE LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

Your advisor will build a tentative first term course schedule that is based on the information you provided in Preregistration. A typical course load is 15-17 credit hours, which is 5 or 6 courses.

BEFORE YOU CAN BE REGISTERED FOR ANY CLASSES, YOU MUST:

  • complete all admission requirements - track status of requirements in myWCU
  • register for a New Student Orientation session

DURING YOUR ORIENTATION SESSION, YOU WILL:

  • meet your professional advisor and receive your course schedule
  • learn more about Liberal Studies requirements
  • meet with faculty in your major department for information about program requirements and expectations
  • learn how to add or drop a class

ONCE CLASSES BEGIN,

if you have declared a major:

  • your major department will assign you a faculty advisor
  • your faculty advisor will serve as your "primary" advisor
  • your initial professional advisor will serve in a secondary advisor role

if you have not declared a major:

  • your initial professional advisor will serve as your "primary" advisor

if you change or declare your major later:

  • you will be assigned the professional advisor who is the liaison to your new major, and
  • you will be assigned a "primary" faculty advisor in the department of your new major

THE OFFICIAL ADVISING & REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE NEXT TERM BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEMESTER. 

During this period, you will:

  • meet with your "primary" advisor to plan your schedule for the next term, and
  • receive your Alt PIN, which is required to add/drop classes and can only be given to you by your "primary" advisor 
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