Advising

Advising

Quality academic advising is an important component of achieving educational success in college. A college advisor can help you get into and stay in college.

Contact Information
Phone:
304.424.8321

Office Hours
Room 1207
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Advisors are available each weekday by walk-in or appointment.

Professional Advising Center

The PAC is staffed by five full-time professional advisors who assist students in scheduling and registering for classes. Students are encouraged to contact PAC advisors to answer questions about class schedules and registration.

In addition to professional advising services, each PAC advisor works as a liaison to a specific division on campus to further enhance the advising experience for students, as well as to provide supplemental advising support and up-to-date information about programs offered by the division. This beneficial relationship promotes ease of transitioning students to a divisional advisor in their chosen major and/or meeting admission requirements for a specific program.

Students with 30 or less college credits

Students are assigned to the PAC when they are first admitted to the college. Students will remain with their PAC advisor until they successfully complete 30 or more credits.

Students with more than 30 college credits

After a student attains 30 college credits, it is beneficial for them to be seen by an advisor that actually resides in the academic division of their major. These advisors are knowledgeable about their career fields, special requirements of the career and other information that a generalist advisor might not have available. Students will be transferred to an academic division advisor at the 30 credit mark.

DegreeWorks

Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, students will also have access to DegreeWorks. DegreeWorks is an electronic software program residing on the college OLSIS system that helps students track certification or degree requirements. Students have 24/7 access to this program and it will allow them to understand their educational program requirements to keep abreast of completed and still needed courses for degree completion. In addition to tracking students’ current majors, students are also able to do “what if” scenarios to determine what is needed to complete other academic programs of study at the college.

The PAC Advisors

Marie Butler

Program Coordinator
Professional Advising Center
Room 1207

304.424.8267
marie.butler@wvup.edu

Shauna Carpenter

Program Specialist
Professional Advising Center
Room 1207

Terry Frame

Program Specialist
Professional Advising Center
Room 1207

304-424-8319
terry.frame@wvup.edu

Kim McFee

Education/BOG/RBA Advisor

304.424.8321
kim.mcfee@wvup.edu

V. (Sam) Sams

Program Specialist
Professional Advising Center
Room 1207

304.424.8000 x616
sam.sams@wvup.edu

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