FAQ

Where is the WCHP Student Services Center located on Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus?

We are located in the Hollis Building, room 0101 (ground floor) and room 2105 (top floor).

Where is the Student Success Center located on Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah?

We are located in the Office of Academic Advising and Support.

How can I contact my advisor?

You can contact the Student Services Center on Statesboro Campus by calling 912-478-1931 or 912-478-4123. The Student Success Center on Armstrong Campus in Savannah can be reached by calling 912-344-2570. The best method to reach your advisor is by email. Please allow up to 72 hours for your advisor to respond to messages.

Which students are advised in the Student Services Center on the Statesboro Campus?

All undergraduate WCHP students enrolled in a program housed on the Statesboro Campus are advised in the Student Services Center. Graduate WCHP students are advised in their respective department by faculty. If you are in the RN-BSN program, please contact Kathy Thornton at kthorn@georgiasouthern.edu.

Which students are advised in the Student Success Center on the Armstrong Campus?

All WCHP students enrolled in a program housed on the Armstrong Campus are advised in the Student Success Center. Graduate WCHP students are advised in their respective department by faculty.

How do I make an appointment?

There are two ways you schedule an appointment with your Waters College of Health Professions advisor:

Schedule online through GradesFirst in your MyGeorgiaSouthern portal
See full instructions here

If you are a student enrolled on the Statesboro Campus, call the Student Services Center at 912-478-1931 or 912-478-4123. If you are a student enrolled on the Armstrong Campus, call the Student Success Center at 912-344-2570.

*Please note that you cannot be advised via telephone.

What is online advisement and who can take advantage of it?

If you are a current WCHP major with more than 30 credit hours completed and have an institutional GPA  of 2.0 or better, you may complete your advisement session online! All of our advisors participate in online advisement.

If you would like to utilize this service, complete the online advisement request form.

When should I get advised?

When it is time to be advised you will get an announcement sent to you campus email address informing you when to schedule and appointment for advisement for the upcoming term. It’s a good idea to mark your personal calendar with a reminder at midterm to contact your advisor for an appointment if you have not received an announcement. You must be advised in order to receive your RAN.

Where can I find my advisement form?

You can request a copy of your advisement form by contacting your advisor or logging onto GradesFirst.

How do I know who my advisor is?

Advisors are trained to advise you in all of the majors in our College. The Student Services Center assigns advisors by the last name of the student. Please check the directory for your assigned advisor.

What if you’re on probation, academic intervention or exclusion?

Schedule an appointment to meet personally with one of our advisors to discuss your situation and see what we can do to help.

Who advises graduate students?

Graduate WCHP students are advised in their respective department by faculty. The Student Services Center and the Office of Academic Advising and Support only advises undergraduate WCHP students.

How do I prepare for advisement?

1. Check the online schedule of classes and prepare a list of classes you’d prefer to take and a list of alternates. If possible, you should have at least two alternates for every preferred class.

2. Be familiar with your program of study. A curriculum sheet for your major is available in the SSC and online.

3. Be familiar with your University Catalog. It’s filled with great information.

How to avoid missing important email messages?

You can actually have your Georgia Southern University email forwarded to your personal email account that you check every day. Go to WINGS, then to PERSONAL INFORMATION, then to UPDATE EMAIL ADDRESSES. You can select a preferred email address and your email will be forwarded to that address. You can also update changes in your home address at that site. It’s really important to keep your PERSONAL INFORMATION up-to-date on WINGS. So make it a habit to check your PERSONAL INFORMATION and update it once a semester.

Last updated: 3/14/2018

CHP Student Services Center • PO Box 8089 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-1931 • chp@georgiasouthern.edu