Winter Advising & Registration

First-Year Students

First-Year and Running Start students are required to attend Winter Advising & Registration (Winter A&R). Winter A&R sessions provide new students with group and one-on-one academic advising and registration support. New First-Year students must attend an A&R session in order to register for Winter Quarter classes, and will register as a part of the program. 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend Winter Advising & Registration (Winter A&R). Winter A&R sessions provide new students with group and one-on-one advising and registration support. New Transfer students for Winter Quarter 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.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-Baccalaureate students are encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment with an academic advisor prior to registration. New Post-Baccalaureate students for Winter Quarter 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.

Winter A&R 2022

Reservations are anticipated to open in October for our Winter Advising & Registration sessions for incoming Winter quarter 2022 students. Incoming students will receive email invitations to make a reservation once reservations have opened. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance at the Winter 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 Winter Quarter classes. All first-year and Running Start students must attend a session in order to register for classes. 

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

Please note that new transfer students for Winter Quarter are assigned a time and date for class registration based on the number of credits earned. Transfer students do not need to attend Winter Advising & Registration in order to register for classes. View the Registration schedule on the Registrar's Office website for more information. 

New transfer and post-baccalaureate students for Winter Quarter are assigned a time and date for class registration based on the number of credits earned. Phase I registration is anticipated to begin on November 9. Please view the Registration schedule on the Registrar's Office website for more information. 

Transfer students do not need to attend Winter 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 Winter Quarter are invited and encouraged to schedule an individual advising appointment prior to registration. 

New first-year and Running Start students for Winter 2021 will register as a part of the Winter 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.  

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 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 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 accommodations, please contact the New Student Services/Family Outreach office, 360-650-3846, or NSSFO@wwu.edu.