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Advisement Center

Current Students

Our professional advisors work with Exploratory Studies & Liberal Arts students to help them complete their university requirements, find program of study, and stay on track for graduation.

Advisement Center Programming

  • Assessments to help you confirm or find an appropriate major or career related to your goals
  • Majors Expo allows students to spend time with faculty from each department every fall semester
  • Gear Up for Registration provides students with information on the process of preparing for registration, including how to register for classes using BannerWeb and your PIN
  • Academic Progress meetings to help students improve academic standing, overall gpa, and find resources to help you be more successful

Professional Advisement Services

  • Employ students with the tools and resources to be academically successful
  • Provide advisement on majors and minor programs as well as University policies and procedures
  • Advise students on courses that introduce you to a major, fulfill competency requirements, and keep you on track for graduation
  • Assist students in assessing academic strengths and interests which leads to and educational pathway or major
  • Refer you to academic departments and university offices as appropriate
  • Provide information on BannerWeb and DegreeWorks What-If for students interested in declaring, or changing their major
  • Assist students with building a schedule that meets their needs
Schedule an Appointment

We will try our best to accommodate your request in a timely fashion. During periods of advisement for course selection and registration, Exploratory Studies and Liberal Arts students will be given priority for advisement appointments.

All students with other majors must provide their Registration PIN before we will schedule an appointment. We insist that your best advisement will come from your department, however we will help you put together a schedule after you’ve been advised through a faculty advisor from your department.

Please note, during our busier times we may not have appointments available the same day as your request. We will do our best to fulfill your request as soon as possible.

Course Selection & Advisement

When it is time to do course selections and register for classes, you will need to contact your advisor to set up an appointment so you have information on courses you should plan to take for the upcoming semester.

Tips for Registration:
    • Look up your Registration Date in BannerWeb
    • Make an appointment with your advisor a few days before your registration date
    • Review Open/Close to find courses you are interested in taking
    • Bring work or practice schedules with you to the meeting to help with course selection
    • Discuss areas of interest with your advisor
    • Write down your semester registration PIN
    • Register on your registration date

Students can find more detailed information about how to register through BannerWeb, Schedule Grids to map schedules and avoid conflicts, and more on the WCSU Gear Up for Registration site.

Important Information & Links

Current students should access their BannerWeb, DegreeWorks, BlackBoard, and Student Email accounts often to ensure you’re getting important information from your professors, your advisor, and other important university announcements.

BannerWeb Student Self-ServiceBannerWeb link
Student Information Portal

Access all student enrollment information, Degree Works to manage your degree progress, find schedule information,  view unofficial transcript, view midterm and final grades, BannerWeb course registration portal, use Parchment to request official transcripts, access the TouchNet billing portal, process your financial requirements, view your annual tax information, and so much more!

Current Academic CalendarCurrent Academic Calendar LinkPlan your semester 

You will find important dates that will help you plan and be on time for making adjustments to your schedule,  setting up plans to study for midterms & final exams, registering for your classes, and any days off from class! It is important to meet deadlines for many university processes, getting familiar with the calendar is an important part of being a student at Western.

Degree Programs 

41 undergraduate majors

Find information and details for each of our accredited degree programs and discuss your interests with your advisor. Aside from our regional accreditation from NECHE, many of our programs have earned specialized accreditation from AACSB for Business, CAEP for Education, CCNE for Nursing, NASM for Music, NAST for Theatre, CSWE for Social Work, and CACREP for Counseling.

Major & Minor Program Plans
View Requirements

Students can look at the program sheets for major and minor programs on this site. This should be used as a supplement to running a Degree Works “What-If.” Degree Works will allocated your earned credits into the appropriate area for the program you are investigating. Your advisor can help you process What-If analysis and review your progress.