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Advising Center

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 holistic approach to advising students 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 community.

A Notice About Phone Use During Telework

Please note that due to teleworking, the Advising Center staff has been having a few difficulties with the phone system. If you cannot reach your advisor by phone, please send them an email. You can find our phone number and email address on our meet our staff page. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to serving you! 

Walk-In Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the State's direction to work remotely, the Advising Center is working remotely until further notice. We will still have walk-ins set up for students to call in with general questions. Please call 828-227-7753 to speak with an advisor.

Day Time Advisor

July 6

8:00am-12:30pm

Richard Gamble

 

12:30pm-5:00pm

Steve Zwilling

July 7

8:00am-12:30pm

Kendra Johnson

 

12:30pm-5:00pm

Ken Pfaff

July 8

8:00am-12:30pm

Katie Moore

 

12:30pm-5:00pm

Zachary Williams

July 9

8:00am-12:30pm

Richard Gamble
 

12:30pm-5:00pm

Katie Moore 

July 10

8:30am-12:30pm

Kendra Johnson

 

12:30pm-5:00pm

Kate Miller 

  

Current Students

Jennifer Moss

 

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.

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Recently Accepted Students

Student studying in Hunter Library

 

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.

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Transfer Students

Group of students study in the library

 

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.

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Returning Students

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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. 

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Parents and Families

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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.

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Faculty & Staff

Professor speaks to students

 

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 Gradesfirst 2.0 user guide.

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Pre-Professional Advising

Advisor speaks to students

 

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.

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Meet Our Staff

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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!

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