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Advising


Advisor with student.

Undecided/Undeclared 

Through close collaboration with an academic advisor and other campus resources, undecided students have up to two semesters to explore their major options at WVU.  

Students meeting together in a lounge.

Pre-Majors

CLASS has eight academic pathways that are designed to group similar majors that share common career interests.  CLASS advisors specialize in particular pathways. 
Student receiving academic tutoring.

Professional Programs

Students planning to pursue a professional degree begin their academic career with CLASS.  These programs typically do not directly admit first-time students.

You are assigned an academic advisor after attending New Student Orientation. Your advisor will establish a plan to help you matriculate into your chosen major as quickly as possible. They will also help you build a "parallel plan" that works best with your desired major to keep open your academic options.

Advising Appointments

Advisor and Student discussing health majors.

One advising appointment per semester is required in order to have your advising hold lifted and discuss your academic progression. After your advising appointment, you will be able to register for the next term on your priority registration date.  However, your advisor is available as often as you need them.

Once you declare a major and meet the department admission requirements, you are eligible to be sent to your college/school. You can find more information about your academic performance, other major requirements, and your assigned academic advisor through your DegreeWorks account.  Notes from previous advising appointments and your academic plan of study also can be found in DegreeWorks.