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 "professional" advisor:
Soon after your first term began, if you already declared a major (with exception
of some education majors), you were assigned an additional advisor who teaches in
your major department. This "faculty" advisor:
If you did not declare a major and have Undeclared/Undecided status, your 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.