Who Will Be My Advisor?
All degree-seeking students at WKU are assigned an advisor. Your advisor will be someone from your area of study. For students who have declared their major, it will be a faculty or professional staff advisor within the college or department you have declared. Students have the option of being Exploratory within a college at WKU. If this is the case, the student will be assigned an advisor within that college. If you are Exploratory with no area of emphasis, you will be assigned a professional staff advisor within the Academic Advising & Retention Center.
Will the Person I Meet With During Orientation Be My Advisor for All My Years at WKU?
It is possible but more than likely the answer is no. Your advisor during orientation may not be your academic advisor when you enter WKU. With thousands of students and multiple orientations scheduled each year, faculty and professional staff advisors participate in certain Topper Orientation Program (TOP) sessions. This means you may end up with another advisor as your permanent advisor.
How Often Am I Required to meet with an Advisor?
WKU Students will meet with an advisor twice an academic year (once in the fall and once in the spring). During these meetings you should be prepared to talk about course selection, career direction, study abroad, internships, and anything else you think is important when it comes to your success at WKU.