Academic Advising

We support students by offering opportunities designed to enhance their educational experiences, improve their academic performance, and encourage informed and intentional decision-making.

Student working with advisor

Speak with an APEX Advisor

Do you want to talk with someone about your course selection, potential majors, or your educational goals? Would you like help with developing personalized strategies for enhancing your academic learning? Stop by the front desk in APEX or click on a link below to schedule an appointment with one of our APEX Advisors. And remember, drop in appointments are available during Walk-in-Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:00.

Schedule a meeting with Cathy McConnell.

Schedule a meeting with Krista Martin.

Schedule a meeting with Dr. Michelle Johnson.

Wooster 101’s

Held most Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. fall semester, Wooster 101 sessions (.pdf) offer an introduction to strategies, resources and opportunities to help students make the most of their educational experience. The range of topics include effective time management, college-level reading and writing, and information on Off-Campus Study programs and internships. Check the calendar and join us!

Peer Mentoring

First year and transfer students can meet weekly with a trained upperclass student who can help with the transition to Wooster. Students who have worked with a peer mentor report great satisfaction and success during their first year at Wooster. Contact Cathy McConnell to be paired with a Peer Mentor.

Tools for Educational Planning

Below are several tools that have been proven to help students with their educational planning. You can use these on your own or meet with an APEX Advisor for feedback and further ideas.

  • Sketch out possible course schedules (.xlsx)
  • Draft a 4-year educational plan to visualize your academic, personal and professional goals
    • Students in the Class of 2023, please use this plan (.docx).
    • All other current students, please use this plan (.docx).
  • Map out how you spend your time (.xlsx) to plan your academic and extra-curricular activities and manage your time effectively
  • Make connections between your aspirations and the College's Mission, Core Values, and Graduate Qualities

Tips for Academic Success

  • Meet with your academic advisor more than once each semester
  • Meet with the faculty members teaching the courses you are taking outside of class
  • Get help early if you are struggling with a course.  Contact the Learning Center for a peer tutor
  • Keep track of due dates for large assignments and when exams are scheduled in all your classes. Use tools such as the monthly calendar (.pdf) to help to organize your big assignments and events.

Other Important Academic Resources

  • For assistance with written assignments, make an appointment with the Writing Center
  • For help with mathematics coursework or homework, stop by the Math Center