Advising for Enrolled Students
Congratulations you've declared an economics major in the College of Business and Economics. Now that you've gotten this far you need to plan your next steps. Now that you've gotten this far you need to:
- Plan your course of study
- Register for courses
- Apply for graduation
1. Plan of Study
Your first job as a new economics major is to plan your course of study. These plans will help you define your objectives and they will also help us to plan the course schedule so that most students can get the classes they want.
As a new student registration can be intimidating. We're here to help you through the process assist you in getting the classes you want so you can graduate on time. To help you through this process please see the CBE registration page.
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4. Senior Evaluation Procedures - Applying for Graduation
Congratulations! You've excelled in your classes and are almost ready to graduate. Be sure to submit your graduation paperwork at least two quarters prior to your final quarter. If you are graduating in June you will need to submit your paperwork before the end of fall quarter. Deadlines are listed on the Degree Application found on the Registrar's website.
About one month before applying for graduation, you should contact the department to set up an appointment with the Department Manager for a senior evaluation. You must bring the following documentation to your appointment: (During the Covid-19 Pandemic forms are to be emailed to the Department Manager at Diane.Brearley@wwu.edu.)
- A completed Plan of Study (see #1 above) with grades of completed courses and notation of when the remaining courses will be taken. Course offerings can be obtained from ClassFinder.
- A completed " Senior Evaluation Form"
- A completed Degree Application
At your appointment, the Department Manager will review the documentation and sign the appropriate form or note in DegreeWorks, which you will then submit to the Registrar's Office in Old Main 230 or by email at Degreeeval@wwu.edu
Dr. Matthew Roelofs
Academic Department Manager
Department of Economics
Parks Hall 315
Phone: (360) 650-3910