Forms and Frequently Asked Questions
It is the policy of Advising Services that an Academic Success Counselor is assigned during the first two weeks of a student’s first semester. That ASC remains the advisor of record until 40 or more credit hours are earned and the student transitions to their major department. A student cannot change from one ASC to another.
- When a student has earned 40 or more credit hours they will transition to their major department and be assigned a faculty advisor. They will no longer be advised by their ASC.
- Transfer students
Students can begin taking courses to fulfill requirements for a minor at any time. The minor can be officially declared, and added to the transcript once all general education requirements are met.
- Complete the Application to take a course at another institution
- Approval from the department chair that the course falls under is required.
- Form is submitted to the WSSU registrar prior to taking the course.
- Upon completion, student must request an official transcript from the institution where the credit was earned and submit that to the WSSU registrar.
- After gaining approval from the department chair, and earning a C or higher, the credit will transfer.
- Financial aid is traditionally not available to visiting students. Contact the other institution directly for more information.
Alternate PINs are issued each academic semester and are provided to students only after attending an advising session with their assigned ASC or faculty advisor.
- Navigate app
- Email your advisor directly
- Use the kiosk in the Advising Services lobby
- During the published add/drop period of each semester (typically the first 10 days of class) a student can make changes to their schedule through Banner Rams, which will require their alternate PIN.
- After the add/drop period is over a student must meet with the academic advisor to obtain a drop slip that will require signature and processing by the Registrar’s office in 202 Thompson Center.
An “I” is a temporary grade that is given when the student has not completed the work of the course due to illness or some other acceptable reason beyond the control of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor for the removal of the incomplete grade. All incomplete grades must be removed by mid-term of the next semester if the student is enrolled or within one year if the student is not enrolled. If work is not completed, the department chair awards the alternate grade recommended by the instructor at the time that the “I” grade was awarded.
The normal load for a regular student is the semester requirement as shown for his/her particular curriculum in the catalog or the program as outlined by the respective departments. Full-time students are those who register for a minimum of 12 SH of credit in a given semester. The maximum course load is 18 SH. No student is permitted to take more than 18 SH unless he/she has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students who are on probation are required to carry a reduced load of no more than 13 SH. For information on registration at other institutions while enrolled at WSSU, consult the Undergraduate Catalog available online.