Students will have an appointment with an academic advisor to review their assessment results, explore and register for classes for their incoming term, and review online resources. These appointments can be completed virtually or on campus and are scheduled by students themselves, allowing for flexibility in timing and location.
Advisors are excited to meet with you! Here’s what you can expect to happen in preparation for and during your first advising meeting:
Have you earned college credits before starting at WOU? Some examples of previously earned credits may include:
To ensure your records show those credits and to avoid retaking credits you have already completed, you will need to send official transcripts for those credits to WOU’s Admissions Office directly from EACH place you earned the credits from.
For any questions or additional assistance about transferring credits to WOU, you may contact the Admissions Office at (503) 838-8211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some, but not all, incoming students will need to take a math placement test in order to get started in the right classes for their major or degree. In general, if you don’t have any prior credit for math and are pursuing a science, math, or education-related major, it’s best to take the math placement test. Find more information about math placement here.
Language placement exams are not required. If you are interested in continuing in a second language (if you already have prior experience), you may take a language placement exam to determine what language class to register for. If you already have earned college credits for language classes, you most likely do not need to take a language placement exam. Language placement testing is available for the following languages:
Be sure to check your WOU email through your WOU Portal regularly, as this is how your advisor will be in contact with you to set up an advising session. You will receive initial advising information prior to the registration dates listed above. If you have any questions or experience any issues getting connected with an advisor, email email@example.com and we will gladly help you!