Advising Information:

The Basics

The University Mission Statement on Academic Advising
Contains an overview of and links to useful resources on advising for faculty, staff, and students.

The University Registrar’s Webpage
Contains information on academic calendars, courses, registration, etc.

Advising Links
This page provides an overview of useful advising links including information on drop/add policies, class attendance, and advising resources from national organizations focused on matters of advising and student support.

Departments, Programs, and Areas of Study
A comprehensive page with links to all areas of study.

Course Recommendations by Department
A comprehensive list of the courses recommended for first-year students by each department.

FDRs and General Education Requirements
An overview of general education requirements at W&L as they now stand.

Holistic Advising
A living document on the six phases of holistic advising (Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, Deeper Reflection), based on the work of Drs. Jenny Bloom and Amanda Propst-Cuevas and developed by W&L faculty and staff during a half-day session during Fall Academy, 2021. The hope is that we’ll revisit this document periodically to revise and add additional advising tips.

Struggling Students
Have a student in academic distress? Go here for resources. Have a student who might be struggling emotionally or mentally? Refer to these resources immediately.

Drop/Add policies for Undergraduates.
This site gives an overview of dates and policies. For information on Spring Term policies, please go here. For information on Drop/Add during Summer Terms, please visit here.

Further Details and Nuances

The University Mission Statement on Academic Advising
Contains an overview of and links to useful resources on advising for faculty, staff, and students.

The University Registrar’s Webpage
Contains information on academic calendars, courses, registration, etc.

Advising Links
This page provides an overview of useful advising links including information on drop/add policies, class attendance, and advising resources from national organizations focused on matters of advising and student support.

Departments, Programs, and Areas of Study
A comprehensive page with links to all areas of study.

Course Recommendations by Department
A comprehensive list of the courses recommended for first-year students by each department.

FDRs and General Education Requirements
An overview of general education requirements at W&L as they now stand.

Holistic Advising
A living document on the six phases of holistic advising (Disarm, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, Deeper Reflection), based on the work of Drs. Jenny Bloom and Amanda Propst-Cuevas and developed by W&L faculty and staff during a half-day session during Fall Academy, 2021. The hope is that we’ll revisit this document periodically to revise and add additional advising tips.

Struggling Students
Have a student in academic distress? Go here for resources. Have a student who might be struggling emotionally or mentally? Refer to these resources immediately.

Drop/Add policies for Undergraduates.
This site gives an overview of dates and policies. For information on Spring Term policies, please go here. For information on Drop/Add during Summer Terms, please visit here.

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