College of Media Student Advising
In the WVU Reed College of Media, all student advising is handled by the College’s in-house Advising Center. Professional staff who are trained on program requirements, curriculum changes and graduation standards are available to guide students throughout their academic experience.
Students are notified via MIX email regarding their assigned advisor and registration time frames. All students must then sign up for an advising appointment by using the online scheduler.
Preparing for an Advising Appointment
Students must meet with their advisor during their assigned time period – pre-registration dates are listed below. Students may not register for an appointment earlier than their assigned time period. Any student who makes an appointment earlier than assigned will be deleted and asked to reschedule for the appropriate week.
All students must have a prepared scheduling worksheet for their advising appointment.
Summer/Fall 2016 Advising Dates (when you meet with your advisor):
- Seniors graduating in August or December 2016: February 15-26
- Other Seniors, Honors, Athletes, Students with Disabilities: February 29-March 4
- Juniors: March 7-11
- Sophomores: March 14-18
- Freshmen: March 28-April 1
Summer and Fall 2016 Pre-Registration Dates (when you can add classes):
- March 29: Professional, Graduate, Honors-SR, and Exceptions, Law-L3
- March 30: Honors-JR, Law-L2
- March 31: Honors-SO, Law-L1
- April 1: Honors-FR
- April 4: Seniors (89+ hours)
- April 6: Juniors (59-88 hours)
- April 8: Sophomores (29-58 hours)
- April 11: Freshmen (0-28 hours)
(Classifications are based on hours earned and hours in progress for Spring 2016 Term)
- Schedule an advising appointment using the online scheduler.
- Log into portal.wvu.edu and review your degree audit in DegreeWorks prior to meeting with your advisor
- Meet with your advisor. Create your ideal and back-up schedules using the advising worksheet or the Online Schedule Builder in STAR.
Bring this completed worksheet or sample schedules from the Online Schedule Builder to our meeting. If you arrive unprepared (you haven’t looked at DegreeWorks and don’t bring a list of classes to the meeting) you will be asked to reschedule.
- Obtain and complete an Advising Survey form
- Register for courses in STAR on your assigned pre-registration date
If you experience difficulty registering for a College of Media course please complete and submit the Course Registration Permit Request. If a class is full and it’s a non-College of Media class, students will need to see the advising center in that department. If a College of Media course is full, students will need to contact their College of Media advisor. WVU’s Office of the Registrar will no longer accept signed STAR forms for these classes.
Students are responsible for the accuracy of their academic records and to have knowledge of their academic standing. This responsibility includes familiarity with WVU and College of Media regulations, standards, and requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor when questions arise. Students should regularly consult DegreeWorks, the official, online advising and degree auditing tool at WVU. If the student’s declared major or minor listed in DegreeWorks is incorrect, students should complete the Major/Minor Update Form.
Students may direct all advising questions to their College of Media academic advisor: