Academic Advising

Committed to your success, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Student Advising & Success team is here to help you navigate your educational journey, connect you to academic and support resources, and achieve your academic or career goals.

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Your Advisor

CWI students are assigned an advisor based on their program of study: 

  • Degree-seeking students will be assigned an advisor based on their major within 3 – 5 business days of admission.
  • Non-degree seeking students may request to be assigned to an advisor by emailing

Advising appointments are available in-person, by phone, or online.  

Connecting with Your Advisor Schedule an Advising Appointment

First-Semester Required Advising

Students seeking a degree or certificate are required to meet with their assigned advisor within their first semester to: 

  • create an academic plan
  • explore your goals 
  • understand academic expectations 
  • review degree requirements
  • ... and more! 

Fulfilling this advising requirement during your first semester at CWI will allow you to register for classes in future semesters. 

Planning Your Degree

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Registration & Records

Visit the Registrar's Office for resources related to:

  • registration
  • transcripts and verifications
  • transfer information
  • graduation

Registration & Records

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Academic Contracts

Academic contracts are a positive and proactive way to assist students in repairing their academic standing and provide the support needed to reach their educational goals. Academic contracts are created with the help of your advisor. 

Academic Contract Process

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Credit Enrollment Limits

Approval from an advisor is required for students who wish to register for more than 20 credits during a 16-week session or more than 10 credits during an 8-week session. 

Contact with questions or to learn more. 

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Major Changes

Students should meet with their advisor prior to changing their major. Changing your major may impact eligibility for financial aid and veterans benefits as well as increase the time it takes to complete your degree or certificate. 

View Declaring/Changing a Major in the Student Records section of the catalog for more information. 


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