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Advising & Career Development Center Remote Services

Advising Resources for the WKU Community

The Advising & Career Development Center continues to provide the WKU Community with the option to access our services and resources remotely.


 For a full listing of all Advising & Career Development Staff, please visit our Staff Contact sheet HERE.



Zoom is video conferencing software that allows advisors to share their screen with you. This will allow them to walk you through things on TopNet, Schedule Planner, etc. Zoom meetings are recommended for anyone who isn’t as familiar with TopNet and the registration process, or for those with several questions.

This will require you to download the software/app, but can be used on your phone, tablet, or computer. More information can be found here:

Reaching us via Phone/Email

If you prefer a phone call, advisors are happy to advise over the phone. This is helpful for those who are a bit more familiar with TopNet and registration, but have a few questions or need a little extra help with the processes. Advising appointments can also be held via email conversation.

When scheduling your appointment, please make sure to list a working phone number where your advisor can best reach you. Please note: WKU is on Central Time, and all appointments will be made on Central Standard Time (CST).

Calls can be made to all of our staff. To contact a staff member, please visit our ACDC Staff website to locate their phone number and email address. You can always call our main office number at (270) 745-5065 to be connected with a staff member during office hours (Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).



 Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Log into TopNet using your WKU ID or NetID.
  2. Click the Student Services tab - Registration - View Advisor Information to view your academic advisor's name and contact information.
  3. If your advisor has a Calendly link listed in their contact information, you may use the link to schedule an appointment.
  4. If your advisor does not have a Calendly link listed, you may reach out to them via email to find out how to set up an advising appointment, or you may schedule your appointment on TopNet.
  5. To schedule an appointment on TopNet, click the Student Services tab - Registration - Schedule an Advising Appointment - Select Current Term. Please indicate in the Comments section which advising format you prefer - in person, Zoom, or phone call.

You may view your priority registration date for an upcoming term by visiting the Registration Schedule.

You may also view your priority registration date on TopNet: Click the Student Services tab - Registration - Select Term for Registration - View Student Information (Registration Start Date).

Schedule Planner is an online tool that will help you create your ideal class schedule. You can set times you do and do not wish to take classes, schedule breaks, and see multiple schedule possibilities. 

For instructions and a video explaining Schedule Planner, please visit the Registration Website.

Undergraduate students with a catalog term of Fall 2021 or later will use Degree Works as their degree auditing system. For information on how to run your Degree Works audit, please refer to the Degree Works website.

Undergraduate students with a catalog term prior to Fall 2021 will use iCAP as their degree auditing system. For information on how to run your iCAP, please refer to the iCAP website. You may also watch a video tutorial on understanding either Colonnade or Old General Education iCAP forms on this resource website.

Students can receive career development assistance in person, by phone, or by email. Please schedule career coaching appointments via Handshake or call (270) 745-3095. Be sure to add your email address and phone number when scheduling your appointment.

Students seeking full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships can log into Handshake with their WKU NetID and password at https://wku.joinhandshake.com. In addition, they can make an appointment with a career coach for additional assistance.

Just log into Handshake or call (270) 745-3095 for assistance.

New internships, jobs, and employer events will be updated daily on Handshake. Watch your TopperMail for information about ways to connect with employers.

If you have additional concerns or questions regarding career concerns, please email us at careerhelp@wku.edu. Be sure to include your phone number so we can follow up as needed. 


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 10/11/21