Advisor Assignments

A Primary Advisor can be a(n):
Academic Advisor in the Advising Center
Faculty Advisor in your area of study
TRiO Advisor if you are an active TRiO participant

Current students can determine their Primary Advisor by accessing their DAWGS account.
 Go to my.umwestern.edu and click on Registration/Student Information
Click on login to dawgs and enter your User ID (8000#) and PIN
Click on Student Services, then Student Records
Click on Student Information (Advisor , Degree, etc) and select the current semester
You can now check your Primary Advisor and your Major/Department
*To change your advisor or your major please stop by the Advising Office or download the Change of Advisor/Degree Form and turn it into the Advising Office*

 Academic Advisors in the Advising Center work with students who:
Have just been admitted
Have declared an Associate Degree
Need to complete remediation in math and/or English
Would like to explore degree options

Once students have completed remediation and/or their first semester they will be assigned a Faculty Advisor within their area of study.

Faculty Advisors work with students to:
Provide current information about their field of study
Provide information about course content and rotations to assist with class selection
Assist with identifying internship opportunities
Offer career tips, job references, letters of recommendation, and assistance with graduate school applications