Advisors can assist you with matters beyond course selection and registration.
They help guide your social and academic experiences in ways that will give you the skills to succeed beyond college.
Check in with your advisor often during the semester and share your extra-curricular experiences as well as your academic ones.
Common Reasons for Walk-Ins are:
Reasons for Appointments include:
The Finish in Four initiative is Western Carolina University's pledge to provide students with the resources and guidance necessary to successfully complete their undergraduate degree in four years. In Finish in Four, students will work with campus professionals to create a clear roadmap for success.
Prior to attending WCU, you were assigned an initial advisor based on the information you provided in our online pre-registration web application. This advisor is assigned to you based on credit hours. All students with 0-45 credit hours with majors within the Advising Center will be assigned to a professional advisor within the Advising Center. This professional advisor:
Once you reach 46-60 credit hours, you will be assigned to an additional advisor from your major department (some education majors may be the exception). This faculty advisor will become your PRIMARY advisor, and the Advising Center advisor will become the SECONDARY advisor. Your faculty advisor:
At the time that you reach 61+ credit hours, the Advising Center advisor will drop off your student record and you will only be assigned to your faculty advisor.
If you did not declare a major and have Undeclared/Undecided status, the Advising
Center professional advisor serves as your PRIMARY advisor.
You can change your major by meeting with the advisor who is liaison to the major you want to declare.
If you change or declare your major, both your faculty advisor and your professional advisor are likely to change.
Change your major well before Advising Day to avoid the possibility that you won't
be able to get your Alt PIN until after your Registration Date.