FAQs & Student Resources

Advising

How To's

Find your Advisor’s Name

  1.  Go to my.unh.edu and login.
  2. Select Webcat
  3. Select Student Records
  4. Select View Major and Advisor
  5. Select Current Term

Find your Advisors Contact Information

  1. Go to UNH Directory
  2. Search for your advisor alphabetically or by typing in and searching for them by last name
  3. View their contact information 
  • Need help changing your schedule? Plan to attend Virtual Advising Drop-In Hours, where a professional advisor will be able to help you explore course options.
  • Ready to make changes? If you know which courses you’d like to add/drop, you can make a schedule change on Webcat using your RAC. Check out the Registration Office’s website to learn how to add and drop courses on WebCat. If you have any questions or need help making changes, please contact the Registration Office directly by emailing unhm.registration@unh.edu.

Note: Schedule changes must be made prior to the add/drop deadlines. For more information please visit the UNH Academic Calendar.

All students are welcome to meet with Academic Advising. However, all students who have an assigned faculty advisor are strongly encouraged to meet with them during the course selection process and registration period.

Watch this short tutorial to learn how to schedule an appointment with a Professional Advisor or follow the steps written below.

To schedule with a Faculty Advisor, please follow these steps:

  • Find your academic department
  • Go to myWildcatSuccess and log in
  • From the student home page, select Schedule an Appointment
  • Select College or Major Specific Advising from the drop-down menu
  • From the second drop-down menu, select UNH Manchester
  • From the third drop-down menu, select “course scheduling” as the reason for the appointment.
  • Select the appropriate department from Advisor Department drop-down menu (find your department on the list below)
  • For Staff Selection drop-down, select the advisor you would like to meet with. If your assigned advisor’s name does not appear, you must contact them directly to schedule an appointment.
  • If you do find your assigned advisor, select the preferred appointment time block, then the appointment time that best works for you. Click “Next.”
  • Add any additional information or notes in the text box, then select Confirm Appointment

All students are welcome to meet with Academic Advising. However, all students who have an assigned faculty advisor are strongly encouraged to meet with them during the course selection process and registration period.

Watch this short tutorial to learn how to schedule an appointment with a Professional Advisor or follow the steps written below.

To schedule with an Academic Advisor, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to myWildcatSuccess and log in
  2. From the student home page, select Schedule an Appointment
  3. Select College or Major Specific Advising from the drop-down menu
  4. From the second drop-down menu, select UNH Manchester
  5. From the third drop-down menu, select the reason for the appointment
  6. Select UNHM Academic Advising from Advisor Department drop-down menu
  7. For Staff Selection drop-down, select the advisor you’d like to meet with. If you have no preference, don’t select anyone. Click “Next.”
  8. Select a preferred appointment time block, then the appointment time that best works for you. Click “Next.”
  9. Add any additional information or notes in the text box, then select Confirm Appointment

If you are interested in taking Intermediate Spanish or French, you must take an online placement test prior to registration. You can access the test here. You will need to create an account before taking the test.

You can speak with a professional advisor about your language placement after completing the test.

Degree Works - your degree evaluation tool

What does Degree Works do?

  • Shows you what you have taken and what it counts for (in yellow)
  • Shows what you are currently registered for (in blue)
  • What you still have left to complete (in red)
    (for Major, Discovery, Writing Intensive and other courses)
  • Allows you to run a "What-If" Degree Evaluation for different majors

To Access:

  1. Go to my.unh.edu and login.
  2. Select Webcat
  3. Select Student Records
  4. Select Degree Evaluation
  5. Select Degree Works - For students first admitted to UNH Fall 2013 and after
  6. Select the Refresh icon (circle with arrows)

Students use the course search to review courses offered in a given semester. The course search lists descriptions for each class and crucial information such as the Course Reference Number and the attributes.

Please watch this video to learn how to read the course search.

Review this PDF or watch this tutorial to learn more about how to read the course search.

 

Detail Schedule
  • Go to my.unh.edu and login
  • Select WebCat
  • Select Registration
  • Select Student Detail Schedule
  • Select Term and submit

or

Printable Schedule
  • Select Printable Schedule
  • Student Schedule by Day and Time will appear on the screen
  • In the box marked "Go to (MMDDYYYY)" type in a date during that semester (ex 08/26/2019) and select submit
  • Your schedule should appear at the bottom of the screen (you may have to scroll down)

You can view your professional advisor’s notes and find copies of advising forms and planning tools, such as the Advising and Registration Worksheet, on myWildcatSuccess.

Please note that not all faculty advisors use myWildcatSuccess or upload copies of advising forms.

Watch this short tutorial to learn how to access appointment summaries or follow the steps written below.

 

  1. Log into myWildcatSuccess
  2. Click on “reports” towards the top left-hand side of the screen
  3. Find the “Appointment Summaries” section and identify the report you’d like to access
  4. Click on “view report” under the details section
  5. When the report opens, you will be able to view your advisor’s typed notes and open any attachments. Attachments are located underneath the text box for the appointmetn summary.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The UNH Catalog is the official source for information regarding major and program requirements. Here, you can find an outline of all the required courses for your major. 
  • The Academic Advising Office creates annual program sheets that outline the Discovery Program requirements, major requirements, and prerequisites.

Professional Advisors work with undeclared and associate degree students but are an excellent resource for all students. Professional Advisors:

  • Make academic plans
  • Help students with time and stress management
  • Support students in goal setting and prioritization
  • Provide study away advising
  • Create graduation plans during junior year
  • Meet with excluded/probation students and those who receive academic alerts
  • Explain the petition for variance in policy process

Faculty Advisors work with students who are declared in their specific degree program. Because faculty are experts in their field, they are a great resource for building your professional network. Faculty Advisors:

  • Guide students through the major
  • Develop and approve areas of focus within the major
  • Approve academic internships
  • Advise students on course selection once a semester

Which advisor should I make an appointment with?

Contact Academic Advising if you:

  • Receive an Academic Alert
  • Receive a letter that you have been excluded
  • Want help outlining an academic plan and reviewing your completed and outstanding degree requirements
  • Want to add or drop a course after the semester has begun
  • Want to change majors
  • Want to create a senior year plan, which should be created in your junior year
  • Want to discuss time/stress management. Academic advisors can review syllabi, create a weekly time management schedule and discuss ways to manage stress.
  • Would like to study away—just be sure to create your VIA account and explore study away programs before your advising appointment.

Contact your Faculty Advisor if you want to:

  • Select courses and/or receive your Registration Access Code (RAC), if you’ve declared a major
  • Discuss major options, concentrations or specific areas of study

Advising Timeline:

Each semester all UNH Manchester students are required to attend a course selection advising appointment with their assigned advisor to receive their registration access code (RAC).

In addition to the course selection appointment, students must meet with professional advisors for the following required appointments:

Required Appointments for First-Year Students

Before first semester

  • Attend First-Year Orientation
  • Select and register for courses with the help of your assigned professional advisor

Freshman Year

  • Goal Setting Appointment (first semester)
  • Academic Plan Appointment (second semester)

Sophomore Year

  • No additional appointment required

Junior Year

  • Senior Year Plan Appointment

Senior Year

  • No additional appointment required, submit intent to graduate with the Registration Office

Required Appointments for Transfer Students

Before first semester

  • Attend Transfer Advising Day
  • Select and register for courses with the help of your assigned professional advisor

First semester at UNH Manchester

  • Academic Plan Appointment

Junior Year

  • Senior Year Plan Appointment with a professional advisor

Senior Year

  • No additional appointment required, submit intent to graduate with the Registration Office

NOTE: Students will be notified and reminded of these required appointments through their UNH student email.

Advisor assignments:

In addition to the required appointments, all students are able to meet with a professional advisor at any point in their academic career for general advising and support.

  • First-Year students are assigned a professional advisor until midway through their second semester at UNHM, when they are reassigned a faculty advisor from their major.
  • Transfer students are assigned a professional advisor until midway through their first semester, when they are reassigned a faculty advisor from their major.
  • Homeland Security students are assigned a professional advisor and are welcome to meet with their program’s faculty for career exploration, internship planning, or general mentoring.

Advising Terms & Technology

TERM

DEFINITION

Academic Plan

Students work with their professional advisor to create an Academic Plan, outlining remaining requirements in a semester-by-semester timeline.

Corequisite

If a course has a listed corequisite, that means that students must enroll in both of the courses. Many science lectures will have a corequisite lab.

CRN

Course Reference Numbers are the codes attached to each section of a course. Students need the course reference number to register for a particular class.

Degree Works

Degree Works is a degree evaluation and audit tool that allows students to view progress toward their degree completion by displaying completed, in progress, and outstanding requirements.

 

Click here to learn more about Degree Works .

Discovery Program

UNH’s general education requirements. All students must complete one course in each Discovery category but the time the graduate.

Faculty Advisor

Faculty Advisors work with students in their specific degree program. Faculty are experts in their field and are a great resource for building your professional network.

myCourses

myCourses is an online connection to classes. Instructors often use myCourses to post their syllabi, have students submit assignments, participate in discussion posts, and keep track of grades.  

myUNH

myUNH is a portal to all other UNH webpages, online tools, and resources for students, faculty, and staff. 

myWildcatSuccess

myWildcatSuccess is the online scheduling and record-keeping platform for advising. 

Prerequisite

Some courses may have a prerequisite. This means that students must successfully complete the listed prerequisite before taking the more advanced course.

 

Example: To take PSYC 502: Research Methods, students must first successfully complete PSYC 401: Introduction to Psychology and PSYC 402: Statistics in Psychology, because they are listed as prerequisites for Research Methods.

Professional Advisor

Professional Advisors work with Homeland Security, Undeclared, and General Studies students, but are an excellent resource for all students. All students will have mandatory appointments with a professional advisor at some point in their academic career.

RAC

A Registration Access Code is needed for degree students to register for courses. RACs are unique to each student and change each semester. Students must meet with their assigned advisor for course selection in order to receive their RAC.  

Senior Year Plan

Professional Advisors create Senior Year Plans with students in their junior year. Through this process, the advisor helps the student review their degree progress, outstanding requirements, discuss course sequencing, and review the steps required to graduate. This process has replaced the graduation audit. 

Webcat

Webcat is an online administrative tool. Students use Webcat to register for classes, find their advisor, view their transcript, and pay their bills.