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Resources for Advising

Whitworth Inq
Our shared curriculum (i.e. general education requirements) is structured around four inquiry groups--science, belief, expression, and culture. It also features our distinctive interdisciplinary one-credit seminar that allows students to examine how different areas of knowledge might come together to solve problems or explore ideas. The requirements are outlined in the course catalog.
Academic Transitions and First Year Seminar
Part of our shared curriculum, SC 125 (first year seminar) and SC 325 (transfer seminar) focuses on students' transition into higher education in general, and Whitworth specifically, and walks students through the process of registering for the next semester. Faculty are asked to regularly teach a section of one of these seminars, and to serve as the advisor for the students in their section during that term.   
Self-Service Advising
One-on-one academic advising with faculty advisor is one of our most important commitments to students and families. Our registration software, Self Service, allows advisors and students to collaboratively create a course plan and track their progress toward degree completion. Advisors meet with each advisee each term (typically during advising week, which leads into the pre-registration period for the coming term) and must clear each advisee in Self Service before the advisee can register. 

Refunds and Grades
Advisors may need to help student understand how dropping courses can affect their transcript, GPA, financial aid package and student account balance. This document outlines the important dates related to dropping courses in the FTMD program. Continuing studies and graduate programs use different term dates, and advisors in those programs should consult directly with the registrar or financial aid office.

Registrar's Office
The registrar's office has three academic evaluators available to provide additional help to students and advisors with tracking progress toward degree completion, providing transfer credit evaluation, and managing course substitutions and waivers. The registrar's office webpage also has a quick link to the section of the master forms list that houses almost anything an advisor or student might need to fill out in order to manage their registration.