University Advisement Center

Incoming Transfer Students

Professional Advisement

Welcome to Western! The Advisement Center is your next step in completing your enrollment by meeting with an advisor and registering for courses. You should expect to discuss the following items during your Advisement appointment:

Schedule an Appointment
  • Using DegreeWorks, review credits transferred into WCSU, and your outstanding requirements to complete your degree
  • Develop a plan for completing your remaining requirements for graduation
  • Learn about Student Support Services and other university resources available to students
  • How to complete your enrollment, view your schedule in BannerWeb, and find textbook information
  • University policies and procedures, including any departmental requirements
  • Discuss internships and experiential learning opportunities through the department and the Career Success Center

Course Selection

The Advisement Center will help you with connect with a professional advisor or an advisor from your major & department. All advisors can provide  information on course selection, university requirements, and discuss your Degree Works transfer credit evaluation.

All Exploratory Studies/ Undecided & Liberal Arts majors are advised through the Advisement Center. Students are assigned to advisors by student last name.

Professional Advisors are available to all students who need help building  schedules, once you’ve met with a Faculty Advisor or Department Chair from your major. We insist that students will receive the best advisement from their designated departments but we are happy to help anyone build a schedule after they’ve been advised.

Registration & Schedule Adjustments

Your advisor will review your degree progress based on your transfer evaluation in Degree Works, discuss the university and degree requirements, and advise you on the next set of courses you need to take.

Once you’ve been advised, you can register for courses through your Student BannerWeb account using your registration PIN or you can fill out the opens in a new windowRegistration Form for Degree Seeking Studentsopens PDF file and email it to the opens in a new windowRegistrar’s Officecreate new email for processing.

Students may make adjustments to their schedule up until the end of Add/Drop through their BannerWeb accounts or through the Registrar’s Office. Schedules adjustments are made live, in real time, courses may not be held by students, and waitlists need to be processed through Enrollment Services Departments (Registrar’s or Advisement Center) or through the department offering the course.

The best way to Add/Drop courses is using your BannerWeb account and PIN so you will not lose the course. Using the Registration Form or emailing requests to add a course is not a guarantee for enrollment into a course.

You can find your Degree Works progress, advisor, and registration date information in your BannerWeb account.

  1. Click on the icon to the left, log-in to BannerWeb
  2. Select the Term you are admitted to attend WCSU
  3. Click on Check My Registration Status

Your username and password are the same as you received when you created your WCSU Student Email account. If you do not have access to your BannerWeb or Student Email, please use the How to Access BannerWeb link, or contact the IT HelpDesk at (203)-837-8467.

In rare cases, students may not see any information listed under “Check My Registration Status”, please verify you have selected the correct term, and if you do not find this information, please contact the Advisement Centercreate new email so we may assist you directly.

Important Information & Links

All incoming & 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.

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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 Calendar
Current Academic Calendar Link
Plan 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.

 Follett Bookstore
Find textbooks & materials for your courses

WCSU Follett Bookstore has a physical and virtual storefront where you can purchase merchandise and course related materials as requested by your professor each semester. Textbooks are available as new, used, rental, or digital formats. Follett also had a buyback option for textbooks at the end of each semester. Parents & families can purchase care packages & gift cards for their student and even WCSU Spirit items, such as apparel, decals, and mugs to show support and pride for their student.

WestConnect Card Services
Unlock access to WCSU with your WCSU Student ID

All students, faculty, and staff will need to use their WCSU ID to access buildings, computer labs, printing, parking areas, meal plans, and residence halls as assigned. Access to University buildings and rooms is limited to individuals assigned to those areas for safety precautions. For information on how to set up your student ID and information on what it is used for, please visit the WestConnect Office site.

WCSU Office365 & Outlook WCSU Student User, Email & Office 365 Accounts

You will receive an email notice to the email account you provided with your admission application with your WCSU User Account  and the steps to guide you through setting up your password. Your WCSU Username is your unique user name and identification for the many technology resources you will use during your academic experience. This account will grant you access to your Student Windows Account, Student Banner Account, Student Blackboard Account, and Student Email Account, as well as several other accounts. If you are unsure what your account information is please contact the IT&I Service Desk at 203-837-8467 or at requestIT@wcsu.educreate new email.

WCSU Blackboard Learn

Learning Management System for all WCSU Courses

Use your WCSU Username & Password to log into Blackboard Learn to access the virtual accompaniment to your WCSU courses. This learning management system allows students to access academic materials online in order to accomplish their scholarly goals. With Blackboard Learn, it is possible to provide the following online: take assessments, submit assignments, chat with classmates  & professors, use the whiteboard, have  discussions, share content files, access media libraries, find your syllabus, complete learning modules, share URLs, view the course calendar, get course announcements and course mail.