We believe that building an authentic relationship between our advisors and students is a critical component to student development. Students will be expected to formally meet with their advisor each semester in preparation for the upcoming semester. However, students are encouraged to meet and maintain correspondence with their advisor throughout the year.
Advising may be held in a group setting where academic advisors and faculty mentors lead workshops and provide registration information and schedule building tools so you will make progress toward meeting your graduation requirements, or in an individual advising session any time during the semester. One-on-one sessions can help you solve problems you may be having during the semester, connect you to campus resources, or just help you clarify your goals.
An e-advising session is ideal for you if you are self-directed and confident that you know and understand your graduation requirements. You can submit your schedule to your academic advisor, who will review it, correct it, or make suggestions and return it to you via email.
Most important, students need to take responsibility for his/her academic career at WSU. Advisors are here to assist, but each student is responsible for ensuring program requirements and important deadlines are understood and met.