Advising at CPASS

The advisors within the Office of Student Success at CPASS are excited to be working with you to develop your academic plan throughout your years at WVU. Check out tips for advising and other important information regarding the advising process below.

Update to advising due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the Office of Student Success is working remotely for the foreseeable future. Student success coordinators can be reached via email during regular hours. Additionally, all voicemails are being forwarded. Information regarding spring advising will be emailed to students so students are encouraged to check their email regularly for further information regarding spring scheduling. All advising appointments will be held through Zoom, where you will be able to video conference. Please email wvucpass@mail.wvu.edu with any questions or if you need further assistance.

Please view class registration dates for the spring semester below. Students specific registration time windows will be emailed and they can also be found at the top of their DegreeWorks page.

View registration dates CPASS COVID-19 announcement

Scheduling an advising appointment

All students will receive a link to their MIX account from their assigned academic advisor connecting them to scheduling access through the SSC Campus service. 

 Click here to schedule an advising appointment

All advisors can be reached via email or office phone to discuss appointments and answer any questions you might have. Please visit our Office of Student Success in room 109 of the CPASS building for additional support.

Expectations of students during advising

  • Schedule and attend at least one advising appointment prior to mid-semester.
  • Come to appointments prepared with a tentative course schedule, questions and/or topics to discuss.
  • Investigate and utilize the options within DegreeWorks.
  • Check your MIX e-mail regularly as this will be a primary means of contact.
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Keep a record of your academic progress and goals.
  • Research college programs, university policies, procedures and opportunities as appropriate.

Expectations of advisors during advising

  • Maintain confidentiality according to established standards (FERPA)
  • Be accessible for their assigned students
  • Provide a respectful, supportive atmosphere
  • Listen carefully and respect students’ questions, concerns and problems
  • Refer students to appropriate resources as needed
  • Assist students in clarifying their educational and career goals
  • Guide students toward satisfactory academic progress
  • Assist students in making academic decisions consistent with the students’ interests, abilities, and goals

Resources

Student Portal

https://portal.wvu.edu/students

You will use WVU Portal to access STAR, DegreeWorks and eCampus — all important online programs. Through the Portal, you can send and receive email, pay the academic deposit, pay tuition and fees and check your grades.

You can use STAR to grant a parent or guardian access to view your records and make payments.

Check your WVU email regularly.

How to register for classes

After you’ve met with your academic advisor and determined your courses for the upcoming semester, you can be ready to go to add them to your schedule during your designated registration period. Follow these steps to register courses online. 

Useful forms

Add or drop a minor form Change of major request form