Fall Advising & Registration

Fall Advising & Registration 2022

Fall Advising & Registration sessions for Fall Quarter 2022 have ended. For more information about advising resources for current Western students, visit the Academic Advising Center's website

First-Year Students

New First-Year and Running Start students are required to attend Fall Advising & Registration. New first-year students must attend a session of Fall A&R in order to register for Fall Quarter classes, and will register as a part of the program on the date of their session. 

Fall 2022 - Next Steps 

September 19 was the final Fall A&R Session. Any First-Year student who was unable to attend and complete their registration will need additional advising assistance and may schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Contact the Academic Advising Center at 360-650-3850 or Advising@wwu.edu.

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students

The 2022 Fall Advising & Registration Sessions for new Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students have ended.

Fall 2022 - Next Steps

For new Fall 2022 transfer and post-baccalaureate students who were not able to attend a Fall Advising & Registration Session, your next opportunity to register and make changes to your fall schedule will be at the start of Phase II Registration on August 30 at 8:30am through Phase III Registration as posted on the Registrar's Office Important Dates and Deadlines

If you were unable to attend Fall A&R and would like to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, contact the Academic Advising Center at 360-650-3850 or Advising@wwu.edu.

Graduate Students

The Graduate School will send new graduate students an invitation to a Zoom info session during the summer and will also hold a half-day orientation prior to the start of fall quarter. Sign up information will be sent to your WWU email address. Contact gradschool@wwu.edu with questions.

Fall A&R Session Schedule

Students will participate in a one day Advising & Registration (A&R) session held in Zoom. While students must be available from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, they will not be spending the entire day on Zoom. Please review the schedule below for more information about what to expect on the date of your session.

Prior to your session

Review the Virtual Advisor Canvas Course

In advance of participating in your day-of program, you are required to spend some time reviewing modules 1-5 and watching the videos throughout the Virtual Advisor. You can access the Virtual Advisor after June 1st by logging into Canvas from myWestern.

Complete Proctored ALEKS MPA

If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve completed the proctored version of the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment prior to your session.

Connect with Academic Departments

If you have a major or minor in mind, plan to connect with the academic department. You can use the Department Directory to look up contact information for your specific major department.

On the date of your session

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Advising Session: Presentation and Academic Planning (REQUIRED)

Zoom link sent via email 24 hours prior to scheduled A&R session. Required for class registration. 

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Check-in
  • 8:30AM – 11:00AM: Group Welcome, Advising Presentation, and Academic Planning 

Attend group advising session where you will learn about advising at Western, graduation requirements, declaring a major/minor, understand your transfer credit and important advising and registration tools. You will also begin planning possible fall quarter schedules and have a chance to talk with advisors.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Academic Department Advising (as available)

Academic department availability for Fall A&R non-High Credit sessions varies. Students are encouraged to connect with academic department advisors for major/minor specific advising and can locate contact information via the Department Directory.

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Individual 30-Minute Registration Appointments (REQUIRED)

Students access their Registration Appointment by using the same Zoom link used to access the morning Advising Session.

Students will be assigned to a 30-minute individual advising time where they will meet with an advisor from their morning group and register for fall quarter courses. Students will receive their 30-minute advising time in the morning Advising Session.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Advising & Registration sessions are required for incoming first-year students and strongly recommended for incoming transfer and post-baccalaureate students. 

All first-year and Running Start students must attend an Advising & Registration session in order to register for classes. Students will register during their session. 

New transfer and post-baccalaureate students for Fall who attend an Advising & Registration session register on the date of their session. Incoming transfer and post-baccalaureate students are also able to register during Fall Quarter 2022 Phase II Registration. Registration is conducted online using Web4U. To register, click on Student, then Registration, and choose either Add/Drop Classes or Look Up Classes to Add.

New graduate students for Fall quarter will register during Phase II registration. For advising and registration support, please contact the Graduate School at gradschool@wwu.edu or 360-650-3170. 

There are several required actions that all new students must take prior to their first quarter at Western, some of which need to be completed prior to your advising and registration session. Please review the New Student Orientation Checklist for a list of required and recommended actions for new students. 

Students can also log into the Admitted Student Portal to keep track of the status of measles clearance, the receipt of final transcripts, and Advising & Registration reservations. If you need assistance logging into the Portal, please contact the Office of Admissions

WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodations, please contact the New Student Services/Family Outreach office, 360-650-3846, or NSSFO@wwu.edu. 5 days advance notice is appreciated.