WEBVTT 00:00:02.000 --> 00:00:08.000 Hello, in this video I am going to show you how to schedule an advising appointment using WCS. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:13.000 It is important to note that not every faculty or professional advisor at Western allows for online 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:15.000 scheduling. 00:00:15.000 --> 00:00:20.000 If the person you are trying to schedule an appointment with does not populate in the list of available 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:27.000 advisors, it is recommended you contact their office via email or telephone. 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:32.000 First, you will want to access WCS by logging into your WOU Portal and clicking on the WCS icon 00:00:32.000 --> 00:00:42.000 located near the top right of your page. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:45.000 This will bring you to your WCS landing page. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:51.000 To schedule an advising appointment, click on the blue and white 'Get Advising' button located 00:00:51.000 --> 00:00:60.000 near the top right of your WCS landing page. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 The first step in scheduling an appointment is determining why you want to meet with an advisor. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:10.000 Look through the entire list before selecting a reason. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:16.000 If you don't see the reason why you want to meet with an advisor, it means WCS does not have an 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:21.000 advisor with an online scheduling that meets with students for that specific reason. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:27.000 If this occurs, contact the office or specific advisor you want to meet with directly. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:33.000 Do NOT choose another reason in hopes of scheduling an appointment with an advisor. 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:38.000 This will only delay you from receiving the information you need as the advisor you meet with will 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:42.000 not be able to help you. 00:01:42.000 --> 00:01:49.000 In this case, I am going to choose an Academic Standing Hold.. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:57.000 Once you have selected a reason, click the next button. 00:01:57.000 --> 00:01:64.000 Click inside the 'Any Advisor' box to choose from a list of advisors who meet with students for that 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:08.000 specific reason. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:15.000 Then, click the next button. 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:23.000 You can navigate back and forth between weeks by clicking on the blue and white arrow button. 00:02:23.000 --> 00:02:27.000 Once you have located the day you want to meet with the advisor, 00:02:27.000 --> 00:02:40.000 review and select the appropriate time. Then, click the 'Next' button. 00:02:40.000 --> 00:02:49.000 Lastly, you can request that WCS send you a reminder email to your WOU email account, 00:02:49.000 --> 00:02:60.000 or send you an SMS text message reminder. 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:08.000 When you have reviewed all of the appointment information and no changes need to be made, click the 00:03:15.000 --> 00:03:21.000 The appointment will then appear on your WCS calendar, which you can sync with your Google, Mac, or 00:03:21.000 --> 00:03:24.000 Outlook calendar. 00:03:24.000 --> 00:03:31.000 To do this, watch the short instructional video on how to sync your calendar with WCS. 00:03:31.000 --> 00:03:38.000 This has been a short tutorial on how to schedule an advising appointment using WCS.