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WebAdvisor Reference Guide for Students

Note: In order to register for your courses you must:

  1. Create an educational plan
  2. Submit your educational plan to your advisor
  3. Receive advisor approval through WebAdvisor

Once you've completed these steps, you will be ready to register online by going to the WebAdvisor site.


Check your academic progress – Degree Audit

You can review a list of the requirements for your degree program and those that you’ve met or completed.

  1. In the “Student” menu, select “Program Evaluation” under Academic Planning
  2. Check your active program
  3. At the “What work do you want to include?”, select All. This will factor in all courses you’ve completed as well as any courses you’re currently enrolled in and any classes you may have planned in future semesters.
  4. Click Submit
  5. A page will display your degree audit.
  6. Click OK.

Search for sections

This section will provide you with a list of courses that are available in the upcoming semester(s).

  1. In the "Student" menu, Click “Search for Sections” under Registration
  2. From the drop-down menu, select a term to search (for Summer 2008, Fall 2008)
  3. In the Subject field, select your major

    Note: If you wish to view courses in more than one subject area, you may re-run this process selecting that subject area, or leave the subject field blank and view all graduate course offerings.
  4. In the Academic level field at the bottom of the page (not course level), select UG
  5. Click Submit
  6. You may now either print the list of courses being offered, or make a note of the courses you wish to register for.
  7. When you have a record of the courses you wish to register for, click OK.

Search for courses for advisor approval – Plan Courses

This section provides you with a list of all of the courses in the subject area; it does include courses that may not be offered in the upcoming semester(s). From this list, you will select the courses you plan to register for and the semester you plan to enroll. When selecting your courses, please refer to the list of courses you printed from the “Search for Sections” process above.

  1. In the “Student” menu, Click Plan Courses under Academic Planning
  2. Click View Worksheet
  3. Confirm that your program and catalog year is correct. Click Submit.
  4. Click Catalog Search and Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
  5. Enter your search criteria (see below) and submit.
    • Search for courses in a specific subject/major, in the Subject field, select your major from the drop-down menu. At the bottom of the page, select Undergraduate in the Academic level field (not the course level field).
    • Search through all undergraduate courses by entering Undergraduate in the Academic Level field (not the course level field).
  6. Select the course you wish to take as well as the term in which you plan to take it.
  7. Once you’ve selected all of your courses and terms, click submit.
  8. The course(s) you’ve selected will now appear on your worksheet. Please note that “Student” will appear in the ‘Added by’ column [Note: once your advisor has approved your course selection(s), this notation will read “Student (advisor approved)”.] Click OK. You will now need to meet with your advisor for approval.
  9. You will now need to submit this plan to your advisor. On the top right of the page, click on the email my advisor link.
  10. Select the advisor(s) you wish to contact for course approval.
  11. Type in the subject line of the email. One suggested subject line would read “My course selections are ready for your review”
  12. Type in any additional message you’d like to submit to your advisor. You MUST enter a message or your email will not be sent.
  13. Click submit (It may take several seconds for the processing to end).
  14. Review the e-mail sent confirmation.
  15. Courses will then be recorded for advisor approval.
  16. Click OK as many times as necessary to move to next step.

Important Note: You must meet with your advisor for course approval after you have completed your Ed Plan.

Register for approved courses – Register for sections

Once you’ve received advisor approval, you may register online:

  1. In the “Student” menu, Click “Plan Courses” under Academic Planning
  2. Click “Register” from the list of links on the left side of the page
  3. Confirm your program and Submit
  4. Select courses to be registered by entering a ‘check’ in the “Find Sections” column and Submit
  5. When your course selections appear on the next screen, Submit.
  6. On the next screen, “Register and Drop Sections”, Select Register from the drop down menu Action for ALL Pref. Sections (or choose below)
  7. Submit
  8. Review the status column for confirmation
  9. Any error messages should be displayed in red. Only courses for which you have received advisor approval will be registered.

Drop a Class

  1. In the "Student" menu, Click on “Register and Drop Sections” under Registration
  2. Check the course to Drop
  3. Click Submit
  4. Review the Registration Results for confirmation
  5. Click OK

Add a Class

If you need to add a class to your registration, follow the steps above “Register for Approved Courses – Register for Sections”. You must have advisor approval in order to add a course.

Questions or Concerns

Please contact your advisor if you have any question regarding your schedule.



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University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495  


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