What is 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 allowing advisors the opportunity to better connect with their advisees.
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.
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 should also review the questions about Advising Day. By being prepared for your advising session, you can spend more time talking with your advisor about other opportunities available within your major such as internships, independent studies, research opportunities, service learning and study abroad. All of these opportunities can enhance your education and broaden your experience at WCU but it is up to you to talk with your advisor about ways you can combine your interests inside and outside of the classroom!
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.
Are there other activities on Advising Day?Yes, a calendar of events by major will be available below two weeks prior to Advising Day.