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Advising & Registration



An advisor is assigned to you after you have been accepted to a distance learning program.

If you have any questions regarding who your advisor is please feel free to contact us. Prior to contacting your advisor please review a copy of your degree audit/evaluation.


Distance Learning Advisors

Business Law, Deanna Allan,

Finance, Judy Fleming, 

Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship-UG, Deanna Allan

Entrepreneurship-GR, Ross Bonnewell, 

Sports Management - GR, Ross Bonnewell, 

Project Management - GR, Ross Bonnewell, 

AIG, Bridget Lopez 828.227.2000 or 
Birth - Kindergarten, Bachelor's Degree Seekers for BK -  Greg McLamb 828.227.3755 or 
                                    Teacher Certification -  Deb Henry 828.227.3313 or
M.A.Ed. in Special Education Mild to Moderate, Bridget Lopez 828.227.2000 or

M.A.Ed. in Special Education Innovative and Creative, Bridget Lopez 828.227.2000 or 

M.A.Ed. in Special Education Severe/Profound, Greg McLamb 828.227.3755 or 

M.A.T in Special Education General Curriculum, Bridget Lopez 828.227.2000 or 

M.A.T in Special Education Adapted Curriculum, Greg McLamb 828.227.3755 or 

Post Master's Certificate in Public School Licensure, Heidi Von Dohlen, 828.227.3311 or

Human Resources, Dr. John Sherlock, 828.227.3380 or

Emergency Medical Care, Austin Mandeville,
Health Sciences, Dr. Patrick Baron, 828.227.3514 or 
Nursing (Nursing Admin, Nursing Educator, RIBN and RN to BSN), 

Construction Management, Dr. Bruce Gehrig, 828.227.2201, 
Criminal Justice, Aaron Vassey,
CJ/EDM Liberal Studies, Tony Miller, 828.227.3072,
Emergency & Disaster Management, Aaron Vassey,
Engineering Technology, Dr. Amber Thompson, 828.227.2517,

Undeclared, Lee Roddick-Brown, 828.227.2737,


More Information

The degree audit allows you to check on what courses you have remaining on your path to degree completion.

*The degree audit feature will not provide accurate information until your complete transcript information has been evaluated.

How do I run a degree audit?

How to Read the Degree Audit

After begin admitted to WCU, you can register for classes through the myWCU system using the instructions below.

Visit the How To page for information on searching and registering for courses. 

If you have problems logging into myWCU, please contact the IT Help Desk at 866-928-7487. If you have problems registering, please contact Educational Outreach toll-free at 1-866-928-4723.

Accessing Your Classes

You can access your course content using Canvas starting on the first official day of class. If you do not see any content in your course(s) after the first day of class, contact the professor(s) or the IT Help Desk, 828.227.7487.

Taking a class at another school after you are enrolled at WCU

On occasion you may find it necessary to take a course at another institution while you are enrolled at WCU. For liberal studies course, you may consult the Liberal Studies Matrix to locate options for taking these courses online from another institution. You will need to complete a transient permission form after you have registered for the course. For liberal studies courses you will submit the form to Distance Learning at for program classes you will need to submit the form to your advisor.

Schedule of Classes

The Dynamic Schedule is the best resource for viewing the schedule of classes. Visit the How To page for directions on searching for classes. 

Withdrawing from a Class

Please review the Withdrawal Policy before withdrawing from a course. If you decide withdrawal is necessary, here are the instructions.

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


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


  • 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.


We have created a helpful guide to ordering books. How Do I Find and Order Textbooks? If you are not able to find the required textbooks on the bookstore's web page, please contact the course professor to request the information.

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