WebAdvisor is the medium for students to do business at the university. It will enable you to register for classes (Register for sections), pay your tuition bill (SDePay), view your grades (Grades), evaluate your credit for your chosen major (Program Evaluation), and view any financial aid that you might have.
Your advisor will be able to assist you in finding courses for your major of study. To find your registration date go to “Registration Time Inquiry”. Students with holds (see My Restrictions) will need to resolve those issues prior to registering.
You may drop and add courses up until the time the semester starts.
BHSU does not send bills to students; this information will be available approximately 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester via WebAdvisor. An email will also be sent to your BHSU email account when your bill is available.
All entering students must provide valid ACT scores (within the last five years) or must take the COMPASS examination in the areas of writing skills, mathematics, and reading to show evidence of their level of academic preparation prior to their enrollment into their initial mathematics, English, and reading courses. Pre-general education courses include ENGL 031, ENGL 033, MATH 021, MATH 101, and READ 041.
Placement through ACT: standardized test scores determine placement in English Composition courses. For students with valid ACT scores, the scale used for placement is:
Students whose ACT score is greater than 24 may enroll in MATH 102 without additional placement testing.
Placement through COMPASS: All students who do not have ACT scores or who have ACT scores older than five years must take the COMPASS Writing Placement Exam. Students should be directed to the Student Success Center to take this exam. The scale used to determine placement with this exam is listed below:
Incoming freshmen must complete 30 credit hours of System General Education Requirements in their first 64 credit hours. The following 18 credit hours (21 recommended) of the System General Education Requirements must be completed in the first 48 hours
Transfer students with more than 18 credit hours entering from outside the Regental system must complete the above specified 18 credit hours of general education within the first 30 credit hours taken at a Regental institution.
Where do I find my WebAdvisor Username and Password?
Your WebAdvisor username and password can be found through WebAdvisor.
What if I am setting up a new password and there is an incorrect email address listed for me or not one at all?
Contact the Admissions Office at 605.642.6343 and they will enter the appropriate email address for you so you can continue processing a new password.
What is the syn number?
This is a unique 5-digit number that has been assigned to all courses sections. You can use this number for Express Registration in WebAdvisor.
Is it mandatory for students to meet with their advisor?
If you have 60 credit hours or less, you are required to meet with an advisor before you can register for classes. More information about mandatory advising. If you are a returning or transfer student, you should meet with your advisor - please look at the mandatory advising page to find details about how to determine who your advisor is. Students on academic review or receiving advisement from the Student Success Center are required to meet with advisors and will not be able to use WebAdvisor.
What about adding and dropping courses?
Students wishing to drop/add should use WebAdvisor registration.
To Drop a Class
If faculty signatures are required for an override, such as a class closure, assistance will be available in the Registrar's Office, Woodburn 104. Signatures are not required for dropping a class.
What about holds (or restrictions)?
All holds must be taken care of prior to registration. Students with holds will not be permitted to register. Visit our holds page to learn more about holds and how to take care of them.
Can students register for independent studies and internships on WebAdvisor?
Because of the nature of these courses, students are not permitted to register for them with WebAdvisor. Registration for these courses will take place in the Registrar's Office, Woodburn 104. These courses require both the faculty and college deans permission.
How is the date and time determined for registration priorities?
These priorities are based on your completed credits as of the end of the previous semester and assigned to result in staggered start times to prevent overload within the Regental system.
Where can students get a printout of their classes?
To print your schedule:
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