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Advising

Undergraduate Advising

A professionally staffed, in-house advising office provides students support and guidance—whether that means help with course selections for any of the 11 majors offered, referral to other campus services, or to study abroad.

Students are required to meet with their adviser at least one time each semester. Students receive an email via Navigate Campus which includes a link to schedule their appointment. This will enable students to register for the next semester’s classes on their priority date. If you wish to request a permit for a class offered by a department outside the Chambers College, you will have to contact that department.

Request a permit into a full class

The form to request a permit into a class for Spring 2021 has closed. If you submitted a request, you will receive an email by November 24. If you are graduating in May or August 2021 and did not submit a permit request for a required class that is now full, contact your advisor. Be advised that many of the asynchronous (without meeting times) sections of Chambers College classes, especially 8-week sections, are reserved for students in our online degree programs (showing in the course restrictions as major codes 2143, 2164, 2165). We will open available seats in these sections on January 12. Available seats in sections not reserved for our online degree students will be opened in December after the permitting process is complete.

Graduate Program Advising

The professional graduate programs advising staff assists students in any of the four full-time or four online graduate degree programs. Graduate advisers can help you decide which program is best for you (full-time, dual-degree or online) and make sure you meet the prerequisite requirements. They also work with students interested in graduate assistantships, career placement or study abroad.

Advisers are the only ones who can override course restrictions, prerequisites and course substitutions.  Graduate students who experience difficulty with registration should send an email to begradprograms@mail.wvu.edu and include name, student ID number, course name, CRN and error message.