Online advising is available to support students who are unable to meet with a WSC advisor on campus. For instance, if you are at home taking summer classes or enrolled in a fully online program, this might be an excellent option for you.
However, if you are in Winona or within a short driving distance of campus, in-person advising is strongly recommended.
Follow this easy three-step process to set up an online advising appointment and make sure you get the most out of your time with your advisor.
Set Up Your Online Appointment
There are two ways to set up an online appointment with a Warrior Success Center advisor.
Use the AdvisorTrac Scheduler.
- Before searching for availability, make sure to select the Center "Warrior Success Center" and the Reason "Online Advising".
- Select a time that works for you from the options displayed.
- In the notes, indicate what you would like to discuss in the meeting, and include your phone number.
Call the Warrior Success Center at 507.457.5878 and ask a team member to set up an appointment for you.
Make sure that you say that you need an online advising appointment.
Have The Right Technology
You and your advisor will meet online using Zoom. Zoom is free and there is nothing to install.
However, to avoid wasting your advising time with troubleshooting technical issues, please review the following recommendations carefully.
Zoom requires a high-speed broadband connection. If you do not have access to broadband, you may need to do your appointment via phone instead.
All audio is provided through the Zoom. Make sure to have a phone backup in case sound is not working for any reason.
If you are unable to resolve a sound issue, call the Warrior Success Center front desk at 507.457.5878 and have them connect you to your advisor via phone.
We recommend that you have and use your computer’s web cam for the meeting. However, if your internet connection is too slow, video may not be available or usable.
Your appointment confirmation emails from the Warrior Success Center will contain a link to your online meeting room.
Five minutes before the appointment you should click the link provided.
When your advisor logs in you will be entered into the room, and your online meeting will begin.