Welcome to the Academic Advising & Retention Center's (AARC) website! AARC provides a wide range of academic services to undergraduate students. The Center coordinates academic advising activities among undergraduate colleges and academic departments for undergraduate students. At WKU academic advising is required for all associate and baccalaureate degree-seeking students until graduation. AARC advises all Exploratory/Generally Undecided students and helps these students plan for their potential major.
The mission of AARC is to provide students with the academic support necessary to achieve their academic goals. We provide advising, student success initiatives, and training on advising for faculty and staff. Please review our website and the many services provided by AARC, The Learning Center, and the Best Expectation Programs.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Learning Center and the Best Expectation Programs are initiatives of the Academic Advising & Retention Center. For these programs the hours are the following:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Success Center, Downing Student Union Annex 330 (DSU A330)
Phone: (270) 745-5065