The Advising Office is serving students virtually and in-person on a limited basis.
Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 class registration is opening soon!
All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times when on campus. You can learn more about LWTech’s COVID-19 protocols online: LWTech.edu/fall
Academic advising is a critical component to your college experience. Advising is an interactive process between you and your Student Success Navigator/Advisor (these terms are used interchangably at LWTech) to ensure student success through proactive support and guidance during your time at LWTech.
Student Success Navigators and Advisors will:
There are steps you must complete prior to meeting with an advisor to sign up for classes. Please review steps 1-4 below for details to ensure we are prepared to provide effective advising support.
Prior to meeting with an advisor, students must have completed the following:
After your admission application has been processed and you have a Student Identification Number (SID), you will need math and english placement prior to meeting with an advisor.
There are multiple placement options including high school transcript or test scores, college transcripts, and LWTech’s placement assessment.
Visit the Placement page to see which option works best for you.
Please note that we can utilize unofficial transcripts for placement purposes but students must send official transcripts to the college to transfer in credits. Please allow at least three weeks for this process. More information available at LWTech.edu/Transfer.
If you have not met with an advisor to provide placement or taken the LWTech Placement Assessment, you do not have information in our database that will allow you to sign up for classes. The database looks for placement information proving you meet the pre-requisite for classes. If it does not see this, it will ask for an "entry code" to override the pre-requisites. For this reason, you must meet with an advisor prior to signing up for classes.
All students must have placement for math and English on file. Advisors will not provide entry codes to students who do not have placement information on file.
Students are assigned an advisor by their program of study.
In most programs, once a student has started their first quarter of classes, they will receive their continued advising from a Faculty Advisor in their program of study.
To find your Faculty Advisor contact information, visit your program of study webpage.
Consider attending a Career Choice Workshop. The Career Choice Workshop will help you understand the career choice process, identify your career interests, explore resources related to various career paths, learn about trends in the labor market, and locate educational programs aligned with your career goals. Unsure what to study at LWTech, attend the Career Choice Workshop and get started on the journey to your future career.
Visit the Employment Resource Center page for more information.
Once you decide on a program of study, you can declare your program at LWTech.edu/ChangeProgram.
The Advising Office does not assign an individual advisor or allow individual appointments to students enrolled in the Pre-Nursing DTA, Health Sciences AAS-T, or who are pursuing pre-requisites for the Nursing program or Dental Hygiene BAS program.
Some students are part of special population programs that provide academic advising. If you are interested in or are participating in one or more of these programs, please refer to the individual service pages for advisor and contact information:
Now that you have applied for admission, have your Student ID Number, and have a form of placement, you are ready to meet with an advisor to register for classes.
For new students, the preferred way to meet with an advisor is through a scheduled appointment. Appointments can be scheduled for 30-60 minutes. We offer virtual appointments Monday through Thursday. In person appointments are available on a limited basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
At an appointment, an advisor can discuss:
You can find directions for how to make an appointment with your Advisor on the Who is My Advisor page.
Drop-in advising is a first-come, first-served time to meet with an available advisor without an appointment.
We offer virtual appointments Monday through Thursday. In person appointments are available on a limited basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Advisors offer 30-60 minute appointments.
The Advising Office does not offer individual appointments to students enrolled in the Pre-Nursing DTA, Health Sciences AAS-T, or who are pursuing pre-requisites for the Nursing program or Dental Hygiene BAS program. Drop-in advising is open to students pursuing these programs.
Drop-in advising is avaiable in-person and virtually. Drop-in hours are designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. They are first-come, first-served time advisor's are available without an appointment. Drop-in advising is the fastest way to connect to an advisor for any urgent questions or concerns.
Note: Students must have applied for admission, received a Student ID Number, and have placement to meet with an advisor.
You can see the classes that are required for your program of study by using the following resources:
You can see the classes that are offered, including the days and times, by using the following resources:
Continuing students who know what they need to register for can use the following resources to register for classes:
When a class is full, you can add yourself to a waitlist for the class. If enrolled students drop the class, students from the waitlist are automatically registered for the class. The waitlist is open and active through the day before the quarter. As of the first day of the quarter, the waitlist is no longer active and students must contact the instructor for permission to join a class or find an alternative class.
Sometimes students need assistance with their PIN or are asked for an "entry code:"
Drop-in hours are offered weekly on Zoom (virtually) and require no appointment. Scroll to the bottom of the Advising webpage to find the hours and link to access drop-in.
Continuing students can receive advising assistance through their faculty advisor or their academic advisor.
Drop-in advising during Fall quarter is in-person and virtual (via Zoom or phone). Drop-in hours are designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. They are first-come, first-served time advisor's are available without an appointment. Drop-in advising is the fastest way to connect to an advisor for any urgent questions or concerns.
Advisors present at New Student Orientation on a quarterly schedule. Orientation is required for all new students who have not earned college credits at a previous college. Before attending New Student Orientation, students should have applied for admission and have their English and math placement completed.
July 6, 2021 to
August 30, 2021
September 27, 2021 to
December 10, 2021
January 3, 2022 to
March 16, 2022
April 4 2022 to
June 15, 2022
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.