Fall Advising & Registration

Fall Advising & Registration 2024

Fall Advising & Registration (A&R) session dates will be available soon for incoming Fall Quarter 2024 students.

The Fall A&R 2024 Sessions are for new, incoming students whose first quarter attending Western is Fall Quarter 2024.

For more information about advising resources for current Western students, visit the Academic Advising & Student Achievement Center's website.

The A&R Sessions will be a virtual experience. Students will complete an online reservation to attend a one-day advising and academic planning session in Zoom. This session will include individual and small group advising with faculty, staff and student advisors in Zoom. 

In addition to developing core academic planning skills, students will also gain a better understanding of Western's academic expectations and resources, meet with helpful faculty, staff and student advisors, and begin connecting with fellow new and current WWU students.

Continuing students (students whose first quarter attending Western was not Fall 2023) should refer to the Registrar’s Office website for information about Web Registration and the Registration Schedule for information on how to register for classes for your second quarter and beyond. Continuing students may also connect with the Academic Advising & Student Achievement Center and academic departments (major/minor advising) for options to receive academic advising and course registration support.


First-Year Students

Incoming First-Year and Running Start students are required to attend an Advising & Registration session. Advising & Registration sessions provide new students with group and one-on-one academic advising and registration support. New First-Year students must attend an Advising & Registration session in order to register for classes and will do so as a part of A&R on the date of their session.

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Incoming Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate students are strongly encouraged to attend an Advising & Registration session. Advising & Registration sessions provide new students with group and one-on-one advising and registration support. New Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate students’ first opportunity to register for classes will be at their Advising & Registration session. Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate students who do not attend A&R will be able to register for classes at the beginning of Phase II Registration. You can view Important Dates and Deadlines on the Registrar's Office website for more information.  

Graduate Students

The Graduate School will send new graduate students information over the summer about Graduate School activities and orientation. 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 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM, they will not be spending the entire day on Zoom. We recommend you participate in Zoom with a computer or tablet to maximize your experience and suggest Chrome as the browser. 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 the Proctored ALEKS Math Placement Assessment

If you haven’t done so already, complete the ALEKS MPA which includes three steps: 1) ALEKS MPA #1 (Practice) 2) ALEKS Preparation & Learning 3) ALEKS MPA #2 (Proctored Official). Repeat steps 2 & 3 if needed to increase your score.

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

8:15 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. 

  • 8:15 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

Attendance at the Fall Advising & Registration program is required for new First-Year and Running Start students. The program is the opportunity for students to receive academic advising, assistance in preparing for course registration, and register for Fall Quarter classes. All First-Year and Running Start students must attend a session in order to register for classes. 

Attendance at the Fall Advising & Registration program is strongly recommended for new Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate students. Students attending Fall Advising & Registration will receive academic advising and registration support during the program. 

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 Phase II Registration. Registration is conducted online using Web4UTo register, click on the Students menu, then Registration, and then Register for Classes.

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

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.

Advising & Registration sessions will be held in Zoom. Students will be provided instructions via email regarding how to join their Zoom meeting 24 hours prior to the session check-in time. We recommend that students participate in Zoom with a laptop or tablet to maximize their experience. 

Please make sure you are familiar with the Zoom platform. Check out this Zoom 101 video for more information. Students will need internet access for course registration. Check out Western’s Keep Connected (internet connectivity) video.  

If you are concerned about your ability to participate in an advising and registration session in Zoom please contact New Student Services/Family Outreach office at 360-650-3846 or at nssfo@wwu.edu

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 & 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.