Steps for Success at WilmU
Below are essential steps you should take as early as possible in your bachelor’s or associate degree program to ensure you complete your degree on schedule. We’ve also provided key information to help you get the most out of your WilmU experience.
Use Degree Works to know your course requirements.
Log in to myWilmU > Registration and Records to find Degree Works. Degree Works lists all your course and program requirements and keeps track of all the courses taken or transferred, so you know just which courses you have left to complete your program. Learn more about Degree Works.
Take Your English and Math Placement Assessments right away.
Your English and Math course requirements are often prerequisites for your other required courses. Getting placed into the right courses for you and completing these requirements as early as possible is essential for your academic success and progress toward completing your degree. Get started with your Placement Assessments now.
Contact your Enrollment Counselor for assistance enrolling in your first courses.
You can get in touch with an Enrollment Counselor by phone or online request from the Contact Us page on the University website. Your Enrollment Counselor is assigned to you according to your academic program, so be sure to select your Academic College when contacting us with your request.
Schedule an Academic Advising appointment for your personalized Educational Plan.
After enrolling in your first courses, meet with an Academic Advisor to create your personalized Educational Plan. Your advisor will listen to your goals, review your options (like Dual-Credit Advantage - below), then outline a long-term schedule for completing all your course and program requirements. You can then access and follow your Educational Plan online with Degree Works - so you’ll always know which courses to take for your next semester – and we can help you better along the way. Contact Advising to schedule your appointment.
Dual-Credit Advantage: accelerate your education while saving time and tuition.
Talk with an advisor about:
- Earning Two Credentials in One: You may be able to add a sought-after, specialized certificate to your bachelor’s degree program if you have core or free electives remaining. Find a certificate that complements your degree program.
- Considering graduate school? You may be able to replace bachelor’s-level courses in your program with master’s-level courses, giving you a head-start on completing a master’s degree. Learn more about Dual-Credit accelerated options.
- Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) allows you to earn college credit for knowledge you’ve already obtained outside the traditional classroom, such as industry-recognized certificates, credentials, or licenses, or corporate/military training programs. An online CPL tool makes it easy to discover whether your experience is eligible for credit. Visit Credit for Prior Learning to find out how.
- Consider an Internship or Cooperative Experience as part of your program to gain real-world work experience, learn on-the-job knowledge and skills, and build your professional network all while earning college credit toward your degree. Visit Work-Integrated Learning to learn more about Internships and Co-ops.
Career Services provides guidance with career development, resume review, job search strategies, interview preparation and more! Also search job opportunities for free and attend virtual career events via Handshake, an online benefit from WilmU’s Career Services. Explore Career Services for these and more career resources.