Academic Advising

Academic advisors in the College of Science and Mathematics (CoSM) help you transition to the college by guiding you as well as providing student success programs for you. We offer one-on-one tailored services for diverse student populations and can assist in answering your questions about the Wright State Core requirements (general education) and university and college requirements. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I find my advisor?

    Log into your WINGS Account 

    • Select "Academics" tab 
    • Look for "Academic Profile" section in the bottom left-hand corner. 
    • Select the desired / most recent term from the drop-down menu. 
    • Your advisor(s) will appear. 

    Or, Log into your WINGS Express Account 

    • Select "Registration & Records" 
    • Select "View Student Information" 
  • How do I change my major?

    Log into your WINGS Express account 

    • Select "Student and Financial Aid" tab. 
    • Then select "Registration and Records". 
    • Select "Major/Minor Change Request" located on the right side of page. 
    • Review the program requirements by selecting "program requirements". 
    • After reviewing requirements select "Continue to Major/Minor Change Request". 
    • Review the three (3) options and select the one you desire:  
      • change major 
      • add major 
      • add minor 
    • If you want to change your major select "Change Major".  
      • Select the major you are applying for. 
      • Review requirements if needed. 
      • Select to change the major. 
    • Steps are the same for each option, add major and add minor 
  • What is academic probation?

    Refer to University Policy: 3350 Academic Standing: Good Standing and Probation.

    For more academic services visit the Division of Student Success Academic Support webpage.

  • What are the requirements to be named to the Dean's List?

    If you have a high GPA during a term, you may be placed on the Dean's List. To be named you must have: 

    • At least a 3.5 GPA for the term 
    • Completed at least 12 hours of credit for graded courses in which a letter grade was received 
    • Not received a grade of F, X, D, I, U, T, M or N 

    Categories are: 

    • Honors: A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 
    • High Honors: A cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 
    • Highest Honor: A cumulative GPA of at least 3.9 
  • What is the difference between the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs in the CoSM?

    As you choose your degree program and elective courses it will be important to keep in mind the requirements of graduate programs or the preferences of employers in the specific areas that interest you. Below are some of the attributes of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Science and Mathematics. Both degrees are equivalent academically, but there are notable differences. 

    Bachelor of Arts Attributes 

    If you pursue a B.A. Degree, you will have more latitude in your choice of coursework and are required to complete a certain number of credits from outside of CoSM. This flexibility allows you to supplement your required courses with a wide sampling of other courses to earn an additional credential such as a second major, a minor, or a certificate program. 

    If you are a B.A. student and plan to apply for graduate school, plan to take more than the minimum math and science courses to satisfy the graduate admissions requirements. As you enter the job market, you may consider that career employment is competitive for positions requiring technical and analytical skills. An employer may give higher preference to graduates having more background in math and science. 

    Bachelor of Science Attributes 

    If you pursue a B.S. degree, you are typically required to take more technical, math, and science courses. Typically, a B.S. includes more requirements in your major field than a B.A. This means a student pursuing a B.S. degree will have fewer opportunities to explore courses outside of their major. However, B.S. programs are excellent preparation for graduate study, since many graduate programs require a strong foundation in math and science.  

    Career opportunities in math and science included in B.S. degree programs usually provide a strong background for employment involving field and laboratory research. 

  • What is a degree audit report?

    The degree audit report is a report showing how your Wright State courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward your degree requirements. It can also show you how your credits apply to a different degree program by using the "what if" selection. The report is an unofficial summary of your academic record and is a handy tool to assist you in planning your future coursework. Your degree audit report can help you keep track of your uncompleted requirements and guide you towards graduating at your desired time. Your degree audit report is available to you via WINGS Express and should default to your current degree program when you log in.  

     

  • How to appeal a grade?

    Settling Disputes 

    When a dispute arises between a faculty member and student over grades or other academic evaluations, the normal procedure is for the student to try to resolve the dispute in the following order:

    1. Consult with the faculty member; then, if necessary, 
    2. Consult with the departmental chair; then, if necessary, 
    3. Consult with the dean's office 

    If a dispute cannot be resolved by the normal procedure: 

    1. After meeting with the dean's office, the student will be given the name of the chair of the Academic Mediation Committee. 
    2. When the student contacts the committee chair, the chair will instruct the student to furnish the following:  
      1. A letter stating the complaint 
      2. Documentation of the discrepancy (e.g., grade, examination) 
      3. A written statement of the student's desired solution. 
    3. When the committee chair receives the student's paperwork, they will notify the faculty member that the complaint has been brought to the committee's attention. The faculty member should prepare documentation relevant to the case, including, but not limited to, a syllabus for the class and a statement of the faculty member's grading policy. The faculty member's departmental chair and the dean's office should also comment on and sign this documentation before it is forwarded to the committee chair. 
    4. Once the committee chair has received both sets of documentation, they will distribute all paperwork to the student, the faculty member, and all committee members. 
    5. The committee will meet, inviting all interested parties (i.e., student, faculty member, departmental chair, and dean), to discuss the case. After discussion, the committee will meet in executive session to make a recommendation. 
    6. Upon the recommendation of the committee, the committee chair will respond, in writing, to the student, with copies distributed to the faculty member, departmental chair, dean, and all committee members. 
    7. If the student does not accept the recommendation of the college committee, they may contact the University Academic Mediation Committee. 

    Visit the Student Handbook website

Academic Advising Staff

Academic Advising is located at 106 Oelman Hall. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

You may call 937-775-3180 during our business hours to schedule an advising appointment. 

Courtney Ann Smith, M.A.

Department:
Student Success Services
Title:
Assistant Director, UAA
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Matt Skira, M.Ed.

Department:
Student Success Services
Title:
Academic Advisor
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Sarah Cicora, M.S.

Department:
Student Success Services
Title:
Academic Advisor
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Laura Marker, M.B.A.

Department:
Student Success Services
Title:
Academic Advisor
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Susan L. Brixey

Department:
Student Success Services
Title:
Administrative Specialist
Address:
Oelman Hall 106, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001