Congratulations on your admission to WCU!
Each new Catamount planning to take courses on campus is paired with an academic advisor in the Advising Center, the Honors College, Student Support Services, or the Teacher Recruitment, Advising, and Career Support Office (TRACS). Advisors act as an important point of contact for new students and help them prepare their first semester schedule at WCU.
Your relationship with your academic advisor begins with CatWalk - our online preregistration web application. After you have completed CatWalk, you will be matched with the appropriate advisor based on your responses. Once you complete the necessary steps, your advisor will prepare a tentative course schedule that fits your academic goals. You will meet your advisor and receive your preliminary course schedule during your orientation session. You'll also learn about your degree program requirements and how to make adjustments to your schedule if necessary.
Once classes begin, your advisor can help you get the most out of your college experience and assist you with any academic issues or concerns. If you are undeclared, your advisor can help you explore which careers fields and majors are best suited to your interests, abilities, values, and personality.
While you're at WCU, you should feel free to contact your advisor whenever you have questions. The better your advisor knows you, the more helpful he or she can be to you!
We look forward to meeting you!