LET'S GET STARTED!
Below are a series of videos that will help you understand how to navigate the CWU world. Please take some time and view these videos. If you have any questions regarding the material in a video, the contact information for each department is provided below the video.
1. Create Your Wildcat Connection Login
Your very first step is to establish your CWU Wildcat Connection login (username and password). This login information will be used for your Safari (Student Financials, Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Progress, and Records Information) account, your Groupwise (CWU email) account, and your Blackboard (online course management) account.
Questions? Please contact Registrar Services at REG@cwu.edu or 509-963-3001
2. Get Prepared Academically
Next, you will want to make sure that you are familiar with the CWU Catalog, your degree program, your transfer credit records, and academic advising at Central.
How to view the CWU Catalog
Questions on using the Catalog: Please contact Registrar Services at REG@cwu.edu or 509-963-3001.
Questions about your program: Please contact the academic advisor for your program (Click here for a list of online advisors)
Viewing and understanding your transfer credit records
Questions about your transfer credit? Please contact Registrar Services at REG@cwu.edu or 509-963-3001.
Academic Advising at CWU
Academic Advising at CWU for Students with an Associates of Arts- Direct Transfer Agreement Degree
Questions regarding this video? Please email the general online advisor at ADarting@cwu.edu.
Academic Advising at CWU for Students without an Associates of Arts- Direct Transfer Agreement Degree
Questions regarding this video or the CWU general education program? Please email the general online advisor at ADarting@cwu.edu.
3. Register for Classes
Once you have familiarized yourself with your transfer credit and your degree program, it is time to register for classes.
Questions about registering? Please contact Registrar Services at REG@cwu.edu or 509-963-3001
4. View Your Degree Progress (CAPS) Report
Once you are admitted to your major, you will be able to view your degree progress at anytime via your CWU CAPS report, also known as your "Academic Requirements." To access your CAPS report, navigate to your Student Center in Safari and under the academics section, click on the drop down box and select "Academic Requirements"
Questions? Please contact CAPS and Degree Checkout at 509-963-3524
5. Access Your Courses in Blackboard
Need help with Blackboard? Please visit the Blackboard Help & Support page of CWU's Online Learning website.
6. Find Library Services
There are many research services available to online students through the CWU Brooks Library. Please view to below video to learn more about these services.
Questions? Please contact the library at 509-963-1902.
7. Understand Your Financial Aid
If you are receiving Financial Aid, please view the below video. If you have additional questions please click here to visit our Financial Aid website to learn more about their services.
Questions regarding Financial Aid, please email FINAID@cwu.edu.