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.
Academic advisors are in our Student Services office each business day. You
can stop by Martin Hall Room 104 or 108 if you need help. While the office
will be open for drop-ins, longer meetings must be scheduled using our
online appointment system. When you schedule, you will receive an email appointment
confirmation (Zoom meetings are available). 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. 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. I you don't have an assigned advisor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-293-5686.
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.
Spring and Summer 2022 Priority Registration
- October 25th – Honors Seniors (90+ hours)
- October 26th – Seniors (90+ hours)
- October 28th – Honors Juniors (60 – 89 hours)
- October 29th – Juniors (60 – 89 hours)
- November 1st – Honors Sophomores (30 – 59 hours)
- November 2nd – Sophomores (30 – 59 hours)
- November 4th – Honors Freshman (1 – 29 hours)
- November 5th – Freshman (1 – 29 hours)
Classifications are based on hours earned and hours in progress for Fall 2021 term. Check your classification and register at the appropriate time. Exception groups will be notified by their department.
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.