NOTICE ABOUT PHONES: The Advising Center is currently experiencing issues with our call center. If you need to speak with a specific advisor please call the advisor's direct lines and leave a voicemail if you are not able to reach your advisor. Direct lines for each advisor can be found on our Meet Our Staff page. We will respond to all voicemails as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience!
Advising Center Vision: The Advising Center at Western Carolina University aspires to be a fundamental part of each student's journey to academic success.
Advising Center Mission: The mission of the Advising Center is to promote the growth and development of students as they develop educational plans and choose career and life goals. The Advising Center strives to empower all students to take ownership of their education by providing personalized, comprehensive academic advising in a supportive environment. Our appreciative advising model involves developing one-on-one relationships with students, supporting and encouraging their decision making processes, assisting with academic persistence and success, and serving as a professional resource to the university.
Need to meet with an advisor? The Advising Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm for walk-ins. If you would like to meet with an advisor for a virtual walk-in meeting please go to https://wcu.zoom.us/j/8282277753 or call 828.227.7753.
Western Carolina University and the Advising Center will be closed December 24, 2020- January 3, 2021 for the winter break. No one will be monitoring the zoom link during this time.
Advisors can assist you with matters beyond course selection and registration. They help guide your social and academic experiences in ways that will give you the skills to succeed beyond college. Check in with your advisor often during the semester and share your extra-curricular experiences as well as your academic ones.
Congratulations! You have been accepted to WCU. What now? It's not as complicated as it may seem. Learn more about registering for classes and the advisors who will serve as resources for you throughout your time in Cullowhee.
Welcome to Cullowhee! We want the transition from a community college or other 4-year institution as smooth as possible. Learn how equivalencies and credit from your previous institution will apply to your studies here at WCU.
Our advisors are here to support returning students through the process of navigating academic suspensions, statements of intent and other questions regarding previously enrolled WCU students and the process for returning.
Parents play an important role in a students education. Here you'll find resources and tips on how to help your student transition from high school to college along with additional resources to support your students' success.
Here are some resources for current faculty and staff to help with advising. Including a guide for faculty advisors, list of liberal study requirements, and Navigate user guide.
Interested in becoming a lawyer, dentist, doctor, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, or veterinarian? Pursuing these occupations requires meeting the rigorous standards of graduate schools. Meet with our advisors and make a plan to meet your professional goals.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with our staff, we're here to help support you throughout your time at WCU. Be sure to schedule an appointment and check-in with your advisor regularly!