How to use WebAdvisor
WebAdvisor is the web application that students can use to interact with the Colleague Student Information System.
Note: If WebAdvisor is left open but not used for a certain amount of time it will automatically log you out. This is done for security reasons, in case you accidentally forget to log out when you finish using WebAdvisor but leave your web browser open, and to free up space for other users to log in to WebAdvisor. All you need to do is log in again when prompted to do so.
Logging into WebAdvisor:
You will require a Central Login Account in order to use WebAdvisor
Logging in to WebAdvisor is quick and easy once you have your User ID and Password. Simply type your User ID and Password into the appropriate field and click the "Login" button. Your WebAdvisor User ID is the same as your University of Guelph Central Login ID (i.e. the same ID used for WEBmail).
Why can't I log in to WebAdvisor?
Invalid password. If you are receiving the error message "You entered an invalid password. Please try again;" First check to make sure you have entered your password correctly. If you have lost or forgotten your Central Login password go to the "My Account" section of Computing & Communications Services.
Username not found in the registry. This message indicates that WebAdvisor was unable to identify you using the login information you provided. If you receive this message try the following: Check to insure that you are using the correct user ID and password and that you have typed them correctly, check to make sure your “Caps Lock” is not on, and/or check to insure that all the characters have been entered using the correct case.
Repeated Log-In. If you are constantly asked to log in each time you attempt to navigate through WebAdvisor and cannot register you will need to delete your temporary internet files (clear your cache) and delete your cookies. To do this click on the "Tools" option in your internet browser menu. In the Tools menu select "internet options." From there delete all temporary internet files and cookies. Restart your computer and login to WebAdvisor again.
Searching for Course Sections
The following instructions will guide you through the process of searching for courses for your Fall 2013. Navigate to WebAdvisor Applicants.
Registering for Sections or Adding Course to Preferred Sections List
The following instructions will guide you through the process of registering for your Fall 2013 course sections. Navigate to WebAdvisor Applicants.
If you receive a message that says “XXXX*1234*01 - Registration in XXXX*1234*01 puts student in overload. Program Counsellor signature is required.” You have attempted to register for more than your allowed credit limit. In order to register for any more sections you will require the consent of you Program Counsellor.
If you receive a message that says “XXXX*1234*0101 - Course XXXX*1234 prerequisites have not been started.” You have attempted to register for a section for which you do not have the appropriate prerequisites. In order to register for this section you will require the instructor’s signature on a Course Waiver Request form. The approval is not automatic.
If you receive a message that says “XXXX*1234*10 - Section XXXX*1234*10 is “Closed” (??/??). Enrollment not allowed.” You have attempted to register for a section that is full and therefore closed. In order to register for this section you will require the instructor’s signature on a Course Waiver Request form. The approval is not automatic.
Note: Please also note that if there is a problem with your registration in any single section you will not be registered in any of the sections for which you have set the “Action” to “Register”. In other words, if you attempt to register for two or more sections at the same time and you do not meet the requirements for one of the sections you will not be registered for any of the sections chosen even if you do qualify to register for them. If this occurs register for the sections one at a time.
Only when the list entitled “The following registration request(s) have been processed” on the “Registration Results” screen indicates “Registered for this section” under the “Status” column to the left of the sections you have chosen, have you successfully registered for the section.
The following instructions will guide you through the process of dropping your Fall 2013 course sections. Navigate to WebAdvisor Dropping Sections.
Confirm Your Registration & Check for Conflicts
The following instructions will guide you through the process of confirming your registration for your Fall 2013 courses. Navigate to WebAdvisor View Schedule. This screen displays your schedule for the chosen semester. Be sure that none of your lectures, seminars, or labs overlap. If your schedule does have conflicts drop the conflicting course section and re-register for a different course section.