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Partnering with your Academic Advisor

Work closely with your academic advisor to make the most out of your Carson College education

The Carson Advising Partnership

Carson College of Business academic advisors work in partnership and share valuable information, experience, and insight with students to inform their decisions as they evaluate and realize their personal, educational, and career potential.

Working alongside students, academic advisors:

  1. Support students in developing meaningful personal, educational, and career goals that are consistent with their own interests, values, and abilities;
  2. Guide students through the planning and decision-making processes associated with the achievement of their goals;
  3. Assist students in utilizing academic success resources in order to achieve their goals;
  4. Empower students to become self-directed, autonomous learners who take full advantage of the opportunities and network afforded to them as part of their Carson Coug education and experience.

In turn, Carson College of Business students (aka “Carson Cougs”) are responsible for their personal, educational, and careers goals and the decisions and actions related to the pursuit of those goals. Hence, the role of the Carson Coug is to appropriately apply the information, experience, and insight shared by their academic advisor to the planning and decision-making process as they work to explore and achieve their goals.

Advising in the Carson College of Business

Washington State University requires that all students with less than 30 and more than 75 WSU credits meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for the next semester’s classes. Thus, an undergraduate advising hold is placed on all eligible students’ myWSU accounts around the middle of each semester. This hold prevents students from registering for the next semester’s classes until they meet with an academic advisor and the advisor releases that hold.

Although not all students are required to meet with their academic advisor, students are still encouraged to regularly meet with their academic advisor, at least once per semester.

In addition to regular academic advising meetings, students may use drop-in advising to get a quick question answered by a Carson Center academic advisor. Students wishing to change their major to business or add a business minor should attend drop-in advising for assistance or contact the Carson Center advising team via email.

How Do I…


Add a business minor or certificate program?

If you are a business major and would like to add a business minor or certificate program, discuss this with your academic advisor.

If you are working on a major outside of business and would like to add a business minor or certificate program, attend drop-in advising and speak with a business advisor. At that time, the advisor will discuss business minor or certificate requirements and assist you with adding the minor or certificate.

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Add classes to my MYWSU shopping cart?

To add classes to your shopping cart:

  1. From your myWSU Student Homepage, select Manage Classes.
  2. Select Class Search and Enroll from the left menu.
  3. Select the term you want to enroll in.
  4. Select continue.
  5. Add classes by entering a class number or you can use the class search feature.

You can also view a short instructional video to learn how to use the shopping on the WSU Registrar’s web page.

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Change to or add a business major?

To change to or add a business major, attend drop-in advising and speak with a business advisor. At that time, the advisor will discuss business major requirements and assist you with changing your major.

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Check my class schedule?

To check your schedule:

  1. From your myWSU Student Homepage, select Manage Classes.
  2. Select View My Classes from the left menu.

Check my holds?

To check your holds:

  1. From your myWSU Student Homepage, select Tasks.
  2. Review Hold Details to learn what type of hold you have and who to contact.

In addition to the advising hold, there are several other holds the university may place on your account which could prevent you from registering. Holds will not be removed, and you won’t be able to register until you take action to address your holds. More information regarding these holds can found on the WSU Academic Advising web page.

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Drop or withdraw from a class?

Removing yourself from a class is called either a drop or withdraw depending on the date in which you remove yourself from the class. The drop and withdrawal deadlines for each term can be found on the WSU Registar’s web page. You may drop or withdraw from all but one of your courses in myWSU. If you wish to remove yourself from all courses, you will need to withdraw for the term.

Students should always consult with an academic advisor before making schedule changes, including dropping a class. Schedule changes can impact financial aid, scholarships, full-time student status, and housing.

To drop or withdraw from a class:

  1. From your myWSU Student Homepage, select Manage Classes.
  2. Select Drop Classes from the left menu.
  3. Select the checkbox for the course you wish to drop, and your reason for dropping.
  4. Select Next, shown in the top right corner.
  5. Review your course selection, then select Drop Classes.

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Find out who my advisor is?

To find out who your advisor is:

  1. From you myWSU Student Homepage, select the Academic Advising.
  2. Select Advisors from the left menu.

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Carson Advising Partnership

Advising Appointment Scheduling Instructions

Fall 2022 Dates & To Do’s for Success

Attend Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising will be held virtually on weekdays from 9 – 10:15 a.m. on the dates shaded in CRIMSON below.

Summer 2022
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