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How to prep for your advising session

Tips to maximize your success.

Before your advising appointment, please take a moment to review our advising agreement. This sets out our policies for working together – and so you get the most out of your advising experience.

And if you’re a transfer, dual/early enrollment or AP student, be sure to review our policies on making sure we’re on top of credit transfer.

How to Prepare for your Advising Appointment:

Make sure that you have activated your WVU Portal Login. We cannot register you for classes if you have not done this! We recommend writing your password down and keeping it in a safe place. You will be required to use it to complete the registration process.     

If you have not claimed your account, you should visit the portal now.

If you have any problems logging in, call the WVU IT Service Desk at 304-293-4444.

Please review information about your academic major. Doing so will greatly aid our discussion of classes and your overall schedule. Pay special attention to the Sample Schedule. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find a Suggested Plan of Study. The Suggested Plan of Study serves as a guide to help you stay on track so that you will graduate in four years.

Please note: The suggested plan of study (degree plan) serves as the basis for selecting your class schedule. There are three reasons you advisor may suggest not following this plan:

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