Academic Advising

Now it's time to finalize your academic pathway and register for classes with your academic advisor!

Once you have completed your meeting with an enrollment coach and any necessary placement testing, it's time to meet with your academic advisor.

Wor-Wic approaches academic advising as a partnership between the student and the academic advisor.  Advising is not only about scheduling your classes.  Your academic advisor will discuss with you your life and career goals, ensure that your educational plan is aligned with those goals, identify appropriate resources and services that can support your educational journey and help you understand college policies and our expectations during your time as a Wor-Wic student.  And of course, the academic advisor will also help you select the appropriate classes for your educational plan.

If you've never worked with an academic advisor, here's what you need to know:

What does an academic advisor do?

An academic advisor is responsible for helping you achieve your educational and career goals. The academic advisor will work with you to clarify your goals, ensure that you are meeting your certificate or degree requirements, help you register for classes, assist you with identifying resources that can help you succeed, provide clarity about college expectations, and if transfer to a four-year institution is your goal, help you to prepare for that transition.

Think of your academic advisor as your guide throughout your time at Wor-Wic.

When should I visit with my academic advisor?

You can see your academic advisor anytime during your enrollment at Wor-Wic. To make sure you are on track to complete your educational goals, we require you to meet with your advisor three times:

  1. As a new student you must meet with an academic advisor during the enrollment process to ensure that you are prepared to be successful and to register for your first semester of courses. Your enrollment coach will help you schedule your first academic advising appointment.
  2. After you get settled into the first few weeks of classes in your first semester, your advisor will contact you to make an appointment to map out your entire academic plan. After this meeting you should be able to register yourself each semester without the help of an academic advisor.
  3. As you approach completion of your degree or certificate program, you will need to meet with your advisor to ensure you are on track to complete all requirements for graduation and transfer.

Of course, any time you need help your academic advisor will be there to guide you. The academic advisor may also reach out to you if faculty indicate you are struggling in your classes, if you have not taken the time to register for the next semester or to alert you to resources that can help you succeed.

Academic advisors appreciate you making an appointment so they have time to review your academic history and can prepare to help you succeed.

How do I register for classes?

If you are a new student, your academic advisor will walk you through the process of registering for courses in your first semester. Current students are able to log into myWorWic and register for classes once the registration period opens for the next semester. If you have any questions about your schedule, you should make an appointment and consult with your academic advisor.

How do I schedule an advising appointment?

Your enrollment coach will help you schedule your first appointment with an academic advisor. At your first appointment, the academic advisor will show you how to make an appointment for future visits.

Where do I go to meet with an advisor?

The Academic Advising Center is located in Brunkhorst Hall in room BH 214.  Most students will visit the Academic Advising Center throughout their time at Wor-Wic, but some students (dual enrolled, military/veterans, students with disabilities and TRIO) will be advised in other locations.

Your enrollment coach will explain where your advisor is located and how you can make contact with them.

 

Priority Registration for Veterans/Military

If you're a current member of the military or national guard, or a veteran, Wor-Wic allows you to register before everyone else. There is one priority day before registration begins for summer/fall, and one before registration begins for the spring. For more information, contact Fred Howard, Director of Veterans Services, at 410-334-2882 or at fhoward@worwic.edu.

Contact Us Academic Advising Center 410-572-8725 academicadvising@worwic.edu
Text: 443-837-5047