Fall Advising & Registration

Fall Advising & Registration 2023

Reservations for Fall Advising & Registration (A&R) session dates will open in early June 2023 for incoming Fall Quarter 2023 students.

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

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

The 2023 Fall 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 virtual 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.

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 CenterStudent Outreach Services 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 register as a part of the program on the date of their session. 

Fall A&R 2023 Sessions

First-Year High Credit (45+ incoming credits reported):

  • July 31, August 1, 2

First-Year Non-High Credit (less than 45 incoming credits reported):

  • August 3
  • August 7, 8, 9, 10
  • August 14, 15, 16, 17
  • August 21, 22, 23, 24
  • September 25

Note: First-Year Sessions occur Monday through Thursday only, no Friday sessions.

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 are assigned a time and date for class registration based on the number of credits earned. You can view the Registration Schedule on the Registrar's Office website for more information.

Fall A&R 2023 Sessions

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • Monday, July 24, 2023
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 

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.

Make a Reservation

Reservations will open in early June 2023 for incoming Fall Quarter 2023 students.

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. 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 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.