Summer Advising & Registration

Transfer Students

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend Summer Advising & Registration (A&R). Summer A&R provides critical support to new students as you navigate the academic advising and class registration experience. Students will complete an online reservation to attend a one-day virtual advising and registration session in Zoom. This session will include virtual advising in a small group and individually with faculty, staff and student advisors.

Summer 2021 Session

Friday, May 7

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-Baccalaureate students are encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment with an academic advisor prior to registration. Please contact the Academic Advising Center by calling (360) 650-3850 to schedule an advising appointment.

Are you unable to attend Summer A&R? Advisors are also available to meet with you on a space available basis after May 7, to answer questions and help you prepare for your first quarter classes. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, contact the Academic Advising Center at 360-650-3850.

Reservations

Students must make a reservation via the Admitted Student Portal in order to attend Summer A&R. Reservations will close on Wednesday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 

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Reservation Changes

You may cancel your reservation by following the “Cancel Reservation” link in the confirmation email you received. If you are unable to attend Summer A&R and would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, contact the Academic Advising Center at 360-650-3850.

Summer A&R Session Schedule

Students will participate in a one day Summer A&R session held in Zoom. While students must be available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, they will not be spending the entire day on Zoom. Please review the schedule below for more information. Students will receive Zoom meeting information 24 hours in advance in order to join their session.  

In Advance 

Watch Pre-Advising Presentation 

In advance of participating in your day-of program, spend some time watching the Pre-Advising Presentation which will be delivered in your Virtual Advisor Canvas course. 

Complete Proctored ALEKS MPA 

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

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST 

  

Program Check-in and Advising Session (REQUIRED), Zoom link emailed 24 hours in advance 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST 

  

Drop-In Advising Lab (Optional), Zoom link emailed day-of program 

Intended for students who are interested in continued academic and course planning and have further questions. Students will be provided a Zoom link in order to access this drop-in lab.

Academic Department Connections (Optional), students are encouraged to reach out to academic departments. You can use the Departmental Directory to look up contact information.   

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST  

Individual 30 Minute Academic Planning Appointments (REQUIRED), Return to your Zoom link from the 9:00 a.m. Advising Session. Please be prepared to provide your name and W#.

Students will be assigned to a 30-minute individual advising time where they will meet with an advisor to review your Summer quarter registration plan. Students will receive their assigned 30 minute time in their Academic Planning Session at 9am. 

Summer Quarter Registration

New Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students for Summer Quarter are assigned a time and date for class registration based on the number of credits earned. Visit the Outreach and Continuing Education office’s website for more information about course registration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance at the Summer Advising & Registration program is strongly recommended for new transfer students. Students attending Summer Advising & Registration will receive academic advising and registration support during the program. 

Please visit the Outreach and Continuing Education office’s website for more information about the Registration Schedule, course listing, costs, etc.

Please visit the Outreach and Continuing Education office’s website for more information about the Registration Schedule, course listing, costs, etc.

Students do not need to attend Summer Advising & Registration in order to register for classes. Students will receive advising and registration support as a part of the program. 

Rather than a formal advising session, new post-baccalaureate students for Summer Quarter are invited and encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment prior to registration. 

Advising and 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 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 Admissions Office

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