Fall Advising & Registration

Incoming students for Fall 2021 will receive information about Fall Advising & Registration via email. Fall 2021 session dates will be announced by early April. 

First-Year Students

First-Year and Running Start students are required to attend Fall Advising & Registration (Fall A&R). Fall A&R 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 Fall Quarter classes, and will register as a part of the program.

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Transfer and post-baccalaureate students are strongly encouraged to attend Fall Advising & Registration (Fall A&R). Fall A&R sessions provide new students with group and one-on-one advising and registration support. Advising & Registration sessions will be the first opportunity for students to register for Fall Quarter classes. Students who do not attend Fall A&R will register for Fall classes during Phase II registration.

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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. Students who do not attend a session will register for Fall classes during Phase II registration.

Advising and Registration sessions will be held in Zoom. 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 Western’s Intro to Zoom for Students 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 and registration session. Please view our Preparing for WWU page 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.