BLS Advising for Continuing Students

The BLS Degree Program strives to provide academic advising to all BLS students in order to ensure a productive and satisfying undergraduate experience. Since academic advising is the cornerstone to disseminating the most up-to-date information to students, all returning students are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes each Fall and Spring semester.

Course registration times are based on the number of completed credits at the time of advanced registration. You can check the number of credits you have completed by going to the myUMW portal, and looking at your transcript. See the following link for specific registration times. Students are not required to see an advisor to register for Summer courses.

Registration Appointment Times

Advising Appointments

All students must meet with an advisor in order to register for classes for the next semester. BLS students who have not declared a major must make an advising appointment with the BLS Advisor: call 654-2050 or email Susanne Tomillon at to make an appointment. Students who have declared a major must meet with their major advisor. Not sure who your advisor is? Check your myUMW student profile. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the BLS Office, 654-2050.

Once you have met with your advisor, you will be cleared to register for classes. If you receive an error message when you attempt register that asks for a registration pin number, you must contact your advisor in order to release your registration hold. You may check your myUMW portal to see if you have any registration holds.

Remember your advisor is simply that, an advisor. It is your responsibility to know the requirements for graduation, deadlines for applying, and how to check your degree progression. You need to learn how to use the tools that the university provides to track your academic progression.

Registration Resources

A Guide to Registration is published each semester on the Registrar’s website. It provides students with academic calendars, registration instructions, final exam schedules, payment information, and campus maps. See the following link for the latest Guide to Registration.

For more information concerning the registration process see the following links.

Registration Process

Schedule of Courses

Frequently Asked Registration Questions

When does advising begin?

Advising is always the two weeks following Spring or Fall break. Students are not required to see an advisor to register for Summer courses.

What if I missed advising?

Students who miss the advising period must make an appointment with their advisor as soon as possible. All students must be advised prior to registering for Fall or Spring classes.

What if I missed my registration window?

Students who miss their window to register for classes must wait until the adjustment period. Check the Registration Appointment times on the Registrar’s web-page for these make-up windows.

The BLS office seeks to serve all students by educating them on the resources the university has to offer. While our office does not provide certain services such as tutoring and career counseling, we can facilitate students in getting the assistance they need to succeed both academically and professionally. Listed below are just a few of the services available to you.

Service Office Website
Academic Probation/Suspension Academic Services Academic Standing
Career Counseling Career Services Career Services
Drop/Add Classes Registrar Course-Change-Request
Internship Career Services Internships
Disability Resources Office of Disability Resources Disability Services
Research Questions Simpson Library Research
Speaking Center Speaking Center Speaking Center
Study Abroad Center for International Education Study Abroad
Tutoring Academic Services Tutoring
Veterans Resource Center Office of Student Affairs VRC
Writing Center Writing Center Writing Center