Advising Resources for Faculty & Staff

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Winter Advising & Orientation 2017

Advising Presentation

Transfer Advising Presentation

Academic Advising Manual

Welcome to Western’s advising community! As an academic advisor you will make an important contribution to students’ educational experience and professional future. Developing a good working knowledge of Western’s policies and requirements will help you to confidently assume this important role.

If you have advising questions after reviewing the manual, the Academic Advising Center is available to help in Old Main 380, by phone at 360.650.3850 or by email

Academic Advising Manual

Academic Tools & Resources

Registrar's Important Dates

Math Placement Test

Western's Majors and Minors (Programs of Study)

Pre-Professional Pathways

GPA Calculator

Online Advising Videos

General Univ. Req. (GUR)

GUR Checklist

Viking Advisor:
Registration & Planning Guide

Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

University Catalog

Upper Division Courses with Easier Access

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