Fall Advising & Registration

Fall Advising & Registration 2022

Fall Advising & Registration 2022 sessions will be held fully remote in Zoom. Students will complete an online reservation to attend a one-day advising and registration session. This session will include advising in a small group and individually with faculty, staff and student advisors.

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.  

Reservations for Fall A&R 2022 are now open! 

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 Sessions

First-Year High Credit (45+ incoming credits reported):
August 1, 2, 3, and 4

First-Year Non-High Credit (less than 45 incoming credits reported):
August 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, and 25

First-Year students who are unable to attend Fall A&R in August will attend a final session of Fall A&R on Monday, September 19. Reservations will open for this final session of Fall A&R on Thursday, August 18 at 9am Pacific Time.

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students

New 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 will register as a part of the program on the date of their session. 

Fall 2022 Sessions

July 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27

Make a Reservation

Reservations are now open for incoming Fall Quarter 2022 students. Students must make a reservation via their Student Portal in order to attend Fall A&R. Reservations for each session will close approximately one week prior to each session date at 11:00pm Pacific Time.

Make Your Reservation

Reservation Changes

Do you need to make changes to your A&R Session date or cancel your reservation? You may make changes to your Fall A&R reservation by following the “Cancel Reservation” link in the confirmation email you received. You must first cancel your current reservation before you can make a new reservation.

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 (Drop-In, Recommended)

Students will receive the Academic Department Advising schedule via email during the morning of their A&R session.

Offered during the Transfer/Post-Bac (July 20-21, 25-27) and First-Year High Credit Sessions (August 1-4) of Fall A&R. Advisors will be available to provide advising specific to declaring a major, transfer credit questions, and course overrides. Students are welcome to contact academic departments in advance of their A&R session.

Academic department availability for Fall A&R non-High Credit sessions varies (August 8-25).

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.