Advising and Student Services
Advising and Student Services
Students are assigned academic advisors. Communication with your advisor facilitates the completion of your program and can be an important part of your education. Confer with your advisor and engage in conversations about educational issues.
Each semester a class schedule booklet is published which includes class offerings, registration information and course change information. Prepare a tentative class schedule using the catalog, class schedule booklet and your program guide (prior to meeting with your advisor). Then schedule an appointment with your advisor. Students are required to have their advisors’ approval for registration each semester.
Any schedule change requires students to consult with their advisor. Deadlines and procedures are published in the class schedule.
Any program change requires students to complete the change of major form; consultation with their advisor is required.
It is the responsibility of each student to become familiar with the procedures and regulations of the undergraduate portion of the college catalog. A student who transfers from one major to another, from one endorsement to another, or from a one-degree program to another, must have the entire program reviewed by the Registrar. The student must meet all degree requirements and academic regulations of the catalog in force at the time of the change. Students must earn 12 hours in each two-year period to retain the privilege of continuing on their present programs.
Students who fail to earn 12 hours in any two-year period will have to meet the graduation requirements and academic regulations in effect at the time they are re-enrolled.
Wayne State College offers a number of scholarships including several designated for education students. Current information is available in the Financial Aid Office.
Application for Graduation
All students graduating from Wayne State College must file an application for graduation form with the Registrar’s Office. Students may file for graduation any time after completion of 100 credit hours and at least one semester prior to graduation. Failure to file for graduation may postpone the student’s graduation date.
Application for Teacher Certification
Upon successful completion of all course work, students are eligible to be recommended for a Nebraska teaching certificate. Information about the certification application process is reviewed during the clinical practice seminars. Learn more about applying for teacher certification.
Wayne State College provides an array of services to assist students, including U.S. Conn Library and computer labs (located in the library, the Mathematics/Sciences Building, Connell Hall, Brandenburg Education Building and Gardner Hall). The Holland Academic Success Center, located in the library, provides peer tutoring. The Counseling Center, located in the Student Center, provides assistance in career planning, goal setting, personality assessment, stress management, and individual and group counseling. For further information contact the Vice President/Dean of Students Office, Student Center (ext. 7213).
Accommodations to assist each person to perform to his/her potential can be made for seating, testing or other class requirements and practices. It is important for individual students to request changes to instructors or through Disability Services.
Personnel in the Career Services office assist students in their search for teaching positions. A complete listing of regional teacher vacancies is available to all teacher candidates. Career Services also sponsors programs covering career employment topics. These include career fairs and programs throughout the academic year. Students are assisted in the development of interviewing skills and the preparation of the job search materials.