What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is one of the greatest tools you can use while a student at Wright State University.

Academic advising is a partnership between students and advisors.

Our professional academic advisors are trained to help you achieve your goals, whether you know what they are yet or not. They will listen to you, discuss what you like and dislike, and help you formulate a path to academic success. Be sure to contact your advisor early in the term to discuss your schedule for the following term, especially if you require advisor approval prior to registering.

When should I meet with an academic advisor?

Academic advising is an on-going process. You should plan to visit your advisor regularly to plan and stay on track with your steps to graduation. Additionally, you should contact your advisor any time you have questions or concerns.

  • All freshman students must meet with an academic advisor prior to scheduling courses for the next term.
  • All students assigned to University College must meet with an academic advisor prior to scheduling courses for the next term.
  • Students on academic probation must meet with an academic advisor prior to scheduling courses for the next term.
  • Some students may be required to meet with an advisor every term based on their choice of major.

How do I contact my academic advisor?

Once you know who your assigned advisor is, you may contact him or her via phone or email to ask questions or set up an advising appointment.

How do I find my academic advisor?

Visit the Find Your Advisor page.

What are the student responsibilities for academic advising?

Academic advising is a partnership between students and advisors. As a student, you can contribute to the success of this partnership by:

  1. Checking your WSU email regularly.
  2. Taking initiative to contact your advisor.
  3. Planning ahead – during busy times of the year, your advisors available appointments will fill up quickly.
  4. Keeping your documents organized and bringing important materials with you to your advising appointment.
  5. Reviewing your Degree Audit Report (DARS) or program of study before your advising appointment.
  6. During scheduling time, reviewing the course offerings before your advising appointment. Bring a list of potential courses to take in the next semester with you.
  7. Asking questions!!