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First-Year Advising

All new students coming straight from high school to WSU will no longer have to schedule a separate appointment during the end of your senior year or summer to enroll in classes. WSU will take care of it for you! 

Once you have completed the RSVP for Orientation, your personalized schedule will be sent to you to view electronically. If you have any questions or changes to request, you will be able to ask your advisor to contact you. If you confirm you like your schedule, you are officially enrolled! We will see you at Orientation, where the First Year Advisors and Academic College Advisors will partner to make sure you have all the information you need to succeed here at WSU.

What are the benefits of First Year Advising?

The greatest benefit of First Year Advising is that students no longer need to make a separate visit to campus in order to enroll in classes. The only time you will need to come to WSU before the semester starts is to attend your Orientation session. A custom class schedule will be created for you within one to two weeks of filling out the RSVP for Orientation.

Students will meet their advisor during Orientation and learn about their program and the processes of WSU.

First Year Advisors are also able to help with all aspects of campus life, not just the academics. We can help with questions about financial aid, housing, billing, transcripts, registration, and much more!

Will I do First Year Advising?

All new students who are coming to WSU straight from high school will participate in First Year Advising.

Who will be my First Year Advisor?

Students are assigned an advisor based on their major/college at WSU.

 
BUSINESS

Accountancy
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Business
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Real Estate

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Elia Ortega

elia.ortega@wichita.edu

 

 
EDUCATION

Athletic Training
Curriculum and Instruction
Exercise Science
Sport Management
Teaching

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Brittany Ulmer

brittany.ulmer@wichita.edu

 

 
ENGINEERING

Aerospace
Biomedical
Computer
Computer Science
Electrical
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
Industrial
Manufacturing
Mechanical

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Lori Evans

lori.evans@wichita.edu

 
FINE ARTS

Art Education
Art History
Graphic Design
Studio Art
Dance
Graphic Design
Music
Musical Theater
Theater

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Kaylee Nungesser

kaylee.nungesser@wichita.edu

 
HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dental Hygiene
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Nursing
Pre-Physical Therapy Track
Pre-Physician Assistant Track
Public Health Science

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Addie James

addie.james@wichita.edu

 
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

Anthropology
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Chemistry/Business
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Electronic Media
English
Ethnic Studies
Forensic Science
French
Geography
Geology
German
History
Integrated Marketing Communication
International Studies
Journalism
Latin
Mathematics
Mathematics-Statistics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Med Track
Pre-Vet Track
Psychology
Religion
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Strategic Communication
Women's Studies

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Kristen Watts

kristen.watts@wichita.edu

How does First Year Advising work?

When you RSVP for Orientation, you will fill out an additional set of questions specific to you that will help your advisor build a class schedule for your first semester. After completing the questionnaire, you will be sent your schedule within one to two weeks and the instructions to confirm that schedule via your myWSU portal.

If you have any questions or changes to request, you will be able to ask your advisor to contact you to make changes. If you confirm that you like your schedule, you are officially enrolled! We will see you at Orientation, where the First Year Advisors and Academic College Advisors will partner to make sure you have all the information you need to succeed here at WSU.

How is this different from other advising?

Previously, all students were required to meet with an Academic College Advisor before they could enroll in classes. Some students, especially those finishing high school, found it difficult to find time during the week to come to campus for this appointment.

By implementing First Year Advising, we are enabling students to enroll in classes much sooner and without the extra step of the advising appointment. Students will still get all the program and class information when they come for their Orientation session.

What if I have questions about First Year Advising?

If you have any questions about advising or your first year at WSU, please call us at 316-978-3909 or email your First Year Advisor.