Academic Onboarding and Advising

At the time of acceptance, students begin the college onboarding process, the goal of which is to successfully integrate students into the college community. WMCC enrollment specialists provide personalized attention to understand the needs of all students and help with their transition to the College. WMCC students are also assigned a faculty advisor who assists students throughout their educational experience. The advisors serve as mentors and critical points of contact during the students’ time at WMCC.

Advisors assist students in identifying academic and personal resources on campus, in conducting graduation audits, and in selecting and choosing various program options. Advisors help students with decisions about career goals or further education. The more clearly students define and communicate their own goals, the more productive the student/advisor relationship is.

Each semester, advisors conduct degree audits with their advisees. The purpose of the audit is to identify the student’s progress toward program completion and to offer early intervention for schedule changes if students fail a course or if they take a course out of normal sequence. Ultimately, students are responsible for making sure they complete the required coursework for their program.