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Academic Advisement

For every student it’s important to carefully plan out the classes you take so you can meet your degree requirements efficiently and effectively, and, ultimately, be set up for a successful career. Academic Advisement is the hub of academic advising on campus, providing information and advice to help you complete your major, minor, and program requirements.

At WWU every student is assigned an academic advisor based on their major(s) and programs to help you choose the right classes for you and your major. If you’re unsure what you want to major in, Academic Advisement can help you get access to campus resources that will help you discover your calling. Students who have chosen a multiple majors or programs will be assigned additional advisors knowledgeable in each area to help you stay on track toward completing your degrees. 

New students


New student registration

All incoming freshmen students are pre-advised for fall courses through the office of Academic Advisement. These meetings provide an opportunity for students to review general studies requirements, review transfer credit (if applicable) and register for classes. Pre-registration for courses opens for incoming freshmen early May. 

To schedule your pre-registration appointment:

  1. Pay the $200 Enrollment Fee
  2. Contact Academic Advisement at (509) 527-2132. Appointments are available by phone, Skype, or in person.

After your pre-registration appointment:

  1. Check your class schedule through myWWU
  2. Continue to regularly check your WallaWalla.edu email

Current students


Changing your major or minor

To change your major or minor you need to fill out a "Change in Major/Advisor" form in the Academic Advisement office. These forms can be found in the hallway outside the offices on the third floor of the Canaday Technology Center.  If the declaration of major requires the selection of a new advisor you will need to make an appointment with the director of Academic Advisement. Call (509) 527-2132, or email herlinda.ruvalcaba@wallawalla.edu.



Herlinda Ruvalcaba

Director of Academic Advisement
advisement@wallawalla.edu
(509) 527-2132

Canaday Technology Center (CTC), Room 311

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