Academic Advising

University Advising Handbook

The Academic Advising Handbook was created as a resource for all who advise students at Wright State University. The handbook brings together information from colleges, departments, and offices relevant to academic advising with a stronger focus on undergraduate advising than graduate advising. Those who worked on this handbook made a concerted effort to gather all pertinent policies, procedures, guidelines, and instructions that would assist academic advisors in helping students.


2007 – Revised by the Undergraduate Academic Advising Council
2009 – Revised in preparation for the Fall 2012 transition to semesters
2015 – Revised into an online format

On this page:

University Undergraduate Academic Advising Council (UUAAC)

The Undergraduate Academic Advising Council, created in 2006 to formalize the longstanding Academic Advising Group, exists to promote the consistency, accuracy and quality of academic advising at Wright State University.

The Council was granted Allied status by National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and adheres to the NACADA Statement of Core Values of Academic Advising.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

In accordance with federal and state law, the university ensures the confidentiality of student information as required by FERPA.  This law also covers a student’s right to review their educational record and have public information (as defined by Wright State) withheld from release.

View the full FERPA Policy.

Semester Transition Information

Registration Information

Raider Connect

Undergraduate Policies and Resources

Admission Information

Placement Testing


Academic Policies

View the Academic Policies page.

Credit for Prior Learning

View Credit for Prior Learning information on the Academic Policies page.

University and Departmental Honors Programs

Graduate Policies and Resources

Admission Information

Academic Policies

Student Success Resources


Resource Centers

Degree Audit (uAchieve)

Wright State University uses the degree audit (uAchieve) as an advising tool to monitor students’ progress toward the completion of university, college, and program requirements. In many cases, this system has replaced a college or major department check sheet as a primary advising tool. Students have web-based access to their own degree audit records (through WINGS Express) so they can regularly check which requirements they have completed and which they haven’t. They are also able to run “what if” records that compare their coursework against a major other than their current one.

Every student’s degree audit record is reviewed by advising staff in the appropriate college prior to being assigned a degree program and released for student access. During this review, the academic advisors in the various colleges will make sure that any transfer credit is being appropriately applied to requirements and adjust the degree audit record as appropriate.