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Advising & Career Development Center Remote Services

Advising Resources for the WKU Community

As WKU courses and services are moved to virtual methods, the Advising & Career Development Center want to make sure the WKU Community knows how to still access our services and resources.


 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 simply 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.

 Calls can still be made to all of our staff. To contact a staff member, please visit our ACDC Staff website to locate their office and/or email address. You can always call our main number at 270-745-5065 to be connected with a staff member. Calls will still be answered during normal business hours to the best of our abilities.



 Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Log into TopNet using your WKU ID or NetID
  2. Click on Student Services -> Registration -> Schedule an Advising Appointment (be sure the term is set to Spring 2020). When scheduling, please indicate which advising format you prefer in the comments section. Advising appointments will be conducted via Zoom, email, or phone call.

The Fall Priority Registration timeline has been pushed back.

We encourage all students to visit the Fall 2020 Registration Guide to review all changes made to the registration schedule. 

Students can also locate their new registration date by clicking on on the Student Services>Registration>View Student Information. To see your fall registration date, you must select the Fall 2020 term.

Schedule Planner is an online tool that will help you create your ideal course 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.

For information on how to run your iCAP, please refer to the University Registrar's website.

You can also watch a video tutorial on understanding either Colonnade or Old Gen Ed iCAP forms on the CHHS website.


Students can receive career development assistance via video, phone, and 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 Net ID 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.

On-campus interviews and job fairs have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. New internships, jobs, and employer events will be updated daily on Handshake. Watch your TopperMail for information about ways to connect with employers throughout the remainder of the semester.


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. 


  • Get up at a regular time each day and get ready as you normally would. Showering and non-pjs are very helpful in setting your brain into work mode.


  • Designate a space in your home for work/school. This will help you keep your sleeping space for sleeping, and working space for working.


  • Schedule breaks in your day for food, stretching, walking outside, etc. Make sure to still schedule study/tutoring time. (Tutoring appointments are still available on our TLC website. wku.edu/tlc, schedule on TutorTrac)


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

 Last Modified 4/1/20