Pay attention to any prerequisites and course sequences for classes in your program of study.
Pay attention to delivery methods when selecting classes. Keep in mind that 10 minutes is usually sufficient time to travel from one in-person class to the next.
Instructors typically expect students to spend 2 hours working outside of class for each hour spent in class.
STRATEGIES TO CREATE A BALANCED SCHEDULE
Check your GUR progress: copy GUR credits from Transfer Equivalency Report (TER) to GUR Checklist
For GUR areas that remain unsatisfied, check for classes that interest you in the Viking Advisor or ClassFinder.
GURs are not required for students who have completed a DTA-Associate Degree from a Washington State community or technical college. If you have earned an AS-T Degree, look for an email from DegreeEval@wwu.edu with your remaining GURs. Questions? Email DegreeEval@wwu.edu in the Registrar’s Office.
Meet with Academic Departments to talk about how XX/TT transfer courses might apply to major or minor requirements.
Be sure you have submitted final transcripts to Western’s Admissions Office. If you have questions regarding your transfer credit articulation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, include your name, W number and specific question.
Look up major and minor requirements found in the Programs of Study in the University Catalog
Have you completed any requirements? Check your TER to avoid repeating a class.
Check if any requirements will also satisfy any of your remaining GURs.
Identify the courses you will need to take early on in order to declare your intended major.
Check your Math and English placement on the Student Advising Sheet
Talk with an advisor to determine if you need to take math, and if so, what courses are recommended.
Do you need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment (MPA)? Talk with an advisor, if you are unsure.
Create several possible schedules consisting of GURs and Major Requirements using ClassFinder
A mix of subjects, combination of class sizes or variety in evaluation/grading styles can help provide balance to a schedule.
MY NEXT STEPS
EXAMPLES OF NEXT STEPS
Take the Math Placement Assessment (MPA)
Meet with Academic Department about XX/TT transfer courses
Request an override (OV) permission to take a class