With You Every Step of the Way—
From Acceptance Letter to Cap and Gown
Every undergraduate student is supported through your entire academic journey by an advising team made up of Griffins from across campus. Academic advisors guide you through self-discovery, community involvement, decision-making, and intentional exploration of your educational opportunities.
Academic advisors can help you with all of the following, and more:
- Exploring majors, minors, and advising paths
- Planning course registration
- Selecting courses
- Developing study strategies
- Connecting with the campus community
- Getting involved in an off-campus community
- Removing account holds
- Strengthening decision-making skills
- Declaring your major
- Navigating Self-Service and Westminster websites
- Determining if the credit/no credit option is right for you
- Exploring withdrawal options
Academic advisors are available by appointment or during individual drop-in hours. Any advisor can help you, but you may need a specific advisor based on the reason for your appointment.
If you set up a phone or virtual appointment, your academic advisor will call you using the number you provided in your appointment notes or join the virtual meeting space, included in your appointment confirmation, at the beginning of your reserved appointment time.
If you are more than 15 minutes late to an appointment, the Advising Office cannot guarantee you will be seen by an advisor and you may be asked to reschedule.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, email the advisor you are scheduled with as soon as possible to reschedule and allow another student to use your original appointment time.
Tutoring is a great option if you need one-on-one support with coursework. Undergraduate students who need help with select business, science, math, physics, and computer science courses can get help from your peers through Westminster’s tutoring centers. Tutors and coaches are students recommended by professors to assist fellow students with their studies. If a course you need help with isn’t covered by a tutoring center, you can request a tutor for almost any undergraduate course. While tutoring is available only to undergraduate students, both undergraduate and graduate students can access the Writing Center.
The advising team coordinates tutoring resources for several subjects on campus, including Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Geology, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Physics, and Statistics.
The Exploratory Pathways at Westminster University are all about celebrating your personal "why." These 6 pathways were created to help you connect with meaningful experiences during your first year. Pathways help with course selection, provide an entry point to exploration, and highlight a set of extracurricular activities and events that are relevant to your interests.
Find events to attend that align with your interests and aspirations, connect with meaningful campus experiences, and discover all the things that make you, you.