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 you through your academic experience.
Fall 2020 Undergraduate Advising
During Fall 2020, our advising team will be working remotely in support of WVU’s efforts to dedensify campus and reduce the spread of COVID 19. There are still many ways to connect with your academic advisor this Fall.
If you want a virtual meeting with your academic advisor, you can schedule with them using our online appointment system. When you schedule, you will receive an email appointment confirmation with a link for a ZOOM meeting. This option is best if you have more complicated issues or questions that you need to work through with your advisor.
You can also email or call your advisor at the address/number listed below their picture. All office phones have been forwarded to our personal phones so that we can be available to answer your questions. These options might be better for questions that don’t require a meeting and don’t need an immediate answer. If you do not know who your advisor is, please check DegreeWorks where it should be listed.
If your advisor hasn’t gotten back to you within 24 hours (or 48 hours if you email them over the weekend), please email MediaCollegeAdvising@mail.wvu.edu and one of our team members will answer your questions.
Please note virtual advising appointments for Spring 2021 scheduling will begin around the last week of September. You will receive an email from your advisor asking you to schedule for your virtual appointment.
Undergraduate Registration Process
- Schedule an advising appointment.
- 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 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.