WFU Student Advising



Each year, incoming students are assigned both a lower-division faculty/staff advisor and student advisor (SA). In tandem, student advisors serve as a guide throughout orientation and the student’s first semester. SAs assist the lower-division advisor with individual and small group advising by offering insight on class selection, building a social network, and academic support services. They are trained to answer most general academic inquiries. Working closely with lower-division advisors and OAA, SAs support their peers in developing academic plans built on values, goals, and career aspirations.

Role of student advisers

The Selection Process…

Student Advisers are competitively selected through an application and interview process that occurs every fall.Β  Applications will be posted on this page. The Office of Academic Advising will review applications by assessing the student’s academic record (2.8 min GPA required) and inquire of any University sanctions. The student must remain in good statnding throughout spring training and the term of service.

Approved first time applicants will be contacted for a video interview. The video interview will be reviewed and discussed by the SA Leadership Council. Selected applicants are then scheduled for a group orientation to learn more and agree to the responsibilities. Student Advisers receive training and support to serve as peer leaders and academic guides for incoming students each fall.

**Returning SAs will be prompted for a mandatory reference check from their faculty/staff adviser pair and advisees once the application is complete. Speak with your Leadership Council representative for further details.

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🌟SA and LC spotlight!🌟 Meet Catherine Maclean! Catherine is a Junior on the pre-med track majoring in HES and minoring in Chemistry and Psychology. She is from Panama City, Florida where she loves to spend time on the beach. This is her first year on the leadership council for student advising, and she loves having the opportunity to better student advising for the advisees and first-years. Her favorite thing about student advising is meeting the new first-years and being a support system for them through an important transition in their life.


This is our AMAZING SA and LC member AVA!!!

Ava is a Senior Engineering Major from Charlotte, NC. She has been a Student Adviser for 3 years and serves on Student Advising Leadership Council. Her favorite part about being a student adviser is the impact that she is able to have in helping incoming first years navigate Wake! Ava also loves helping ease the challenging transition to college with helpful words of encouragement, resources, and academic information.

– REAL SAs will be in front of the pit Oct. 13th and 14th to chat and answer your questions!
– We will also have opportunities for you to leave a note to show πŸ’— to your SA from this fall! 🍁

We can’t wait to see you there!! (There will be candy 🍬)

The Fall 2021 Involvement Fair is today! If you would like to be a Student Adviser for Fall 2022, be sure to stop by our table between 3:30-6. Every student who leaves their name and WFU email with us will be entered to win a $50 iTunes gift card 🀩😎

Welcome to Wake Class of 2025! 🎩🎩 The student advising program is so glad to have you! Go deacsπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

What a great day to be a SA! Thank you to our incredible Student Advising Leadership Council @wfuniversity for all the hard work they put into today’s training! It was wonderful to hear from @presidentwente this afternoon, and we are so appreciative of her enthusiasm and support! Go Deacs! πŸ₯³πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸŽ©