Academic Advising

Advising Tips and Hints

Advisors are available to serve as a coach in completing your degree requirements.  We can offer strategies for success, suggest resources that can help you, talk about Plan B if Plan A doesn't match your expectations and cheer you on to the finish line. 

We will not tell you which courses to select each semester. We expect you to take the time to find out what interests you, enroll in courses needed for your major and potential career, keep an eye on prerequisites, and to notify us if you are having problems and need help. 
Degree Audits are available on MyWashburn to help you track  how you are progressing.   If you are ever in doubt of your requirements, then you are in need of an advisor!

How do I set up an appointment with an advisor within the School of Business?

If you haven’t been admitted to the School of Business yet visit with an advisor located in the School of Business office, HC114.  Give our office a call at 785.670.1308 to set up a time.  During these initial visits we focus heavily on the requirements of the program so that you will have a clear understanding of what is needed to complete the degree.  We also focus on the information that may be found on MyWashburn.  If you ever want to know about processes within the university, this is the time to ask!

Already admitted? You will visit  with a member of our faculty.   From that point forward it is important to focus on ways that you can enhance your degree beyond what is required in the classroom.  Be sure to visit with your faculty advisor about ways to build your resume for graduation and any additional career information that they can give you.  For contact information, please click on the faculty and staff link to the left.

What do I need to do to prepare for my advising appointment?

As advisors we always appreciate a student who is prepared, which means they arrive on time, they reschedule or call if they are running late, they bring a recent copy of their degree audit, are prepared with a list of questions and during enrollment have an idea of the classes they need to be taking.  During enrollment, we would appreciate the students bringing an enrollment form (available in HC114).

Who are advisors within the School of Business?

The School of Business has one professional advisor, Stacy Woltje, who helps new students. Also, Every member of the School of Business faculty is an advisor.  We do not assign advisors within the School of Business. Students are encouraged to select an advisor within their major field of study. To minimize any possible advising errors the students should return to the same advisor every semester until graduation.