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Tips to Make the Most of Advising Season

Many advisers may have already reached out to you to discuss next semester’s classes, performance this semester, any summer needs, etc.

You are encouraged to make appointments with your academic adviser as soon as possible to talk through your goals and needs.

Please note, that you are not able to register for classes until you’ve met with your assigned academic adviser. 

Here are some tips to make the most of this time.

Check MIX email! Many advisers reach out through email to schedule your advising appointments.

Who is my adviser?  Advisers are already reaching out, but if you are confused about who your assigned academic adviser is, look on DegreeWorks. Clicking on the adviser’s name will generate an email.

Before your advising appointment, take some time to glance through DegreeWorks, read the notes your adviser has put in and familiarize yourself with the adviser’s suggested plan.

Thinking about summer work? Talk to your adviser about the rules for transferring a course into WVU from a community college, if you will not be taking courses here at WVU.

If you are struggling and need to catch up over the summer, ask about Summer BOOST funding and additional academic support services through WVU.

Don’t put off your appointment! Many units have walk-in advising, but the best options are available now.  Avoid the stress of waiting until the last minute.

Did you meet with your adviser already but forgot some of the details? Check DegreeWorks! Advisers put in notes to capture the conversation and next steps for you to review at your convenience.