Advising Services

About Student Advising & Success

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. At the College of Western Idaho (CWI), we are committed to helping make sense of your educational journey with advising and career opportunities offered by Student Advising and Success.

Our mission is to foster student success by creating a resource-rich learning environment that will promote academic, career, and personal growth.  Student Success Advisors (SSA) empower students through meaningful, intentional student interactions focused on the student's unique goals.

CWI students are assigned advisors according to their current major:

  • All degree-seeking CWI students will be assigned a Student Success Advisor (SSA) automatically within 3-5 business days of their admission. SSAs are assigned based on the student's intended major. 
  • Non-degree seeking students can request to be assigned to an SSA by email at academicadvising@cwi.edu. Students will be assigned to an appropriate SSA based on their academic and career goals. Students who need registration assistance can visit any One Stop Student Services location or call 208.562.3000.

Students can work with their SSA for career exploration, degree planning, career planning, registration, and discussing strategies to be successful. SSAs also help with transfer planning for students who wish to transfer to four-year colleges and with career preparation for students who plan to enter the workforce after attending and/or graduating from CWI.