Advisor and Student Responsibilities
Beyond the major and general education requirements, all elective coursework at Webster is chosen by the student to meet individual educational goals; therefore, academic advising plays a major role in the student's academic career at Webster and provides degree-seeking students with individualized academic program planning.
On acceptance to the University, students normally schedule an appointment with the Academic Advising Center to discuss their academic plans and to register for first semester classes. (Transfer students seeking teacher certification are advised to schedule a course audit with the Teacher Certification Office prior to making an appointment in the Academic Advising Center.)
Based on this initial advising session, the office assigns the student to an academic advisor. This individual is usually a faculty member within the student's intended area of study. Students who have not yet chosen a field of study are usually advised within the Academic Advising Center. (B.S.N. students make their initial advising appointment through the Nursing Department.)
Throughout their academic careers at Webster, students work with their academic advisors to plan their choice of University courses. The advisor helps the student choose coursework to meet individual educational and career goals, informs students about academic policies and procedures, and helps solve a variety of academic problems.
Academic Advising Center
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Saturday by appointment only
Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program. Students may request a change of advisor through the Academic Advising Center.