To find your advisor in the WOU Portal:
You can also search for your advisor’s contact information by:
WOU offers over fifty Majors. To view them please click here.
A minor is a secondary area of study that is optional to pursue. A minor can be complementary to the major, or be an area that is of interest to the student. Most of our majors have a minor option to choose. For list of minors please click here.
To change or declare your major/minor you will need to contact the department that you are wanting to major/minor in. For a list of department contacts please click here.
Please watch this video instructions on how to set up an appointment with an Advisor in Student Success and Advising.
For detailed information and instructions on course registration, please visit the Registrar’s Office Paperless Registration Website by clicking here.
You can find the registration date and time in Wolfweb. Click on Student Menu, and click on Check Your Registration Time & Status. This will display when you can register and if you have any holds on your account.
Registration holds are placed on your account by certain offices on campus to prevent registration until you take some sort of action.
For more information on Registration Holds please click here.
There are a few registration errors that you can come across.
Prereq Error: This error is due that you don’t have the required class or classes to register for a class. Please contact your advisor for further guidance.
Coreq Error: You will get this error if you tried to register one class without the second class. Example is science classes with a required lab.
Time Conflict Error: Time conflict will happen when you are trying to add class or classes that overlap in time. Sometimes this error can happen and you will need to have the Registrar’s office override this for you.
Full: The class has reached capacity.
If a class is full and you want to be on the waitlist to have a chance to be added to the class later, you will need to add yourself on the waitlist. After you try to register for the class, you will get an error that says full but the waitlist is on.
In the registration screen, select the drop down menu for the class you were trying to add and select “waitlist”. Click on the button that says “submit changes”.
You can drop/withdraw from a class online in your WolfWeb. Go to Student Menu, Registration & Schedule, then Register for Classes. Select the class you want to drop/withdraw from, select “web drop” in the drop down menu, and click on “submit changes”.
Please note if you have hold on your account, it will prevent you from dropping/withdrawing from the class. You can either go in person to the Registrar’s office and submit a Add/Drop form or email them from your WOU email to email@example.com and ask them to drop the class.
You can add a class up until the end of the second week of the term. For summer term, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
You can drop a class during the first four weeks of the term. During weeks 5, 6, and 7 you can withdraw from the class.
Contacts and Questions
Advising holds are placed on all student accounts every term beginning in Week 5. This hold is a reminder to students to meet with their assigned advisor prior to their registration date and time during Week 8 of the term. You will get an email at the beginning of Week 5 to let you know the hold is placed and to meet with your assigned advisor.
Academic Standing is based on your term GPA and your cumulative (WOU) GPA. A student is in Good Academic Standing if their Term GPA is a 2.0 or higher and their cumulative (WOU) GPA is 2.0 or higher.
Academic standing hold is placed on student’s accounts due to their previous term GPA being below 2.0.
When a student’s GPA in any term falls below 2.00, the student is put on academic warning and is required to complete an online workshop or meet with an academic success advisor in the Student Success and Advising Center. An academic standing hold will be placed on the student, which prevents the student from registering for courses until the student completes the required steps. If the student’s term and cumulative GPA improve to 2.00 or better in the next term, then the academic standing hold is lifted and the student is returned to good academic standing.
If you are on Academic Warning, you can click here to self enroll to the Canvas course.
Follow the instructions and complete the Academic Standing Policy Quiz portion. The Financial Aid is optional because not all students receive aid.
If a student is on academic warning in one term and earns a GPA below 2.00 in the next term, the student is placed on academic probation and is required to meet with an academic success advisor in the Student Success and Advising Center. An academic standing hold will be placed on the student, which prevents the student from registering for courses until the student completes the required steps. If the student’s term and cumulative GPA improve to 2.00 or better in the next term, then the academic standing hold is lifted and the student is returned to good standing.
To get the P2 hold cleared you will need to make an appointment with any of our Academic Success Advisors. To schedule an appointment you can go online in WCS or call our front desk at 503-838-8428.
Navigate is a tool to assist faculty and staff in proactively identifying and referring students to Student Success and Advising who may be experiencing academic difficulty. Your professor is concerned with how you are doing in the course and have reached out to student success and advising to help contact you.
What we recommend is that when an alert is issued that you respond to the email from the SSA staff and connect with your professor for the class to develop a plan for your success.