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Academic Advising

Academic advising at WSC is designed to assist students in using campus resources and to guide students in making informed choices regarding academic and career plans. Students are advised to prepare long-range plans according to curriculum guidelines for their selected degree program. Attention to details such as semester credit loads and course sequences are recommended.

Following admission to WSC, each student is assigned an advisor from the department in which the student is majoring. An advisor assists a student in selecting courses to ensure a well-balanced education and helps interpret college policies and requirements. However, students are fully responsible for their academic decisions including selecting courses, meeting course requisites and co-requisites/prerequisites, and adhering to policies, procedures, and deadlines. Students are required to meet with their advisors prior to registration and in order to have their holds lifted. Advisor assignments and holds may be viewed on Campus Connection.

Students may change advisors by request to the Office for Academic Affairs.

 

 

Why Academic Advising?
Academic advising is a key part of academic success. Each WSC student is assigned an advisor based on program or admittance type. WSC requires all students to visit with an advisor each semester before registering for courses. Advisor holds on student accounts assure meetings take place each semester.

What Does my Advisor Do?
Advisors assist students in choosing courses each semester, creating and updating Student Education Plans (degree guide). Advisors have access to student's contact information, WSC transcripts, but DO NOT have access to student financial information.

Who is My Advisor?
Log into Campus Connection to view your advisor. On the home screen, on the right hand side, you will find a section titled Advisor. Click Details for advisor contact information.

Registering for Courses
Once admitted, WSC students must contact and set up a time to meet in person or via technology to choose your courses and update your student education plan, or if you are a new student you can choose to attend prescheduled registration days on campus.

Course Registration Resources
The Student Registration Guide assists students in navigating the registration process as well provide support and service resources. General course information, academic programs, and class schedules can be found on the Catalog and Course Schedule page.

Contact

If you have any further questions please reach out to your advisor. If you need help finding who your advisor is please call the admission office 701.774.4200 or you can email them at wsc.admission@willistonstate.edu
 
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