At Gardner-Webb University, academic advising is a shared responsibility of the student, success coach, and faculty. Students entering Gardner-Webb University are assigned a personal success coach (with the exception of nursing and education) from the Digital Learning Enrollment division who will assist them with academic advising/registration from their first semester through graduation. In the nursing and education majors, after the student demonstrates academic success, he/she is transitioned to a faculty advisor who will mentor the student in the chosen career field and assist students in the registration process. The faculty advisor or success coach works closely with the students to successfully clarify and attain their personal, professional, and academic goals. 

Success Coach/Faculty Advisor Role 

  • Assists students in acquiring the skills necessary to be productive members of the University community 
  • Assists students in the selection of academic programs suited to their individual abilities, interests, and career goals 
  • Provides information and advice concerning academic programs, policies and procedures, and campus resources 
  • Assists students in planning and scheduling courses 
  • Distributes materials to students regarding registration procedures and graduation requirements 

Student Role 

  • Check your Gardner-Webb e-mail frequently 
  • Be aware of the Gardner-Webb University attendance policy 
  • Contact your Success Coach/Faculty Advisor during the registration period 
  • Know the courses you need each semester with the use of your degree evaluation, rotation, and checklist provided by your Success Coach/Faculty Advisor 
  • Regularly check your Financial Aid and Business Office account 

Bulldog Connections  

Bulldog Connections are opportunities for students to meet virtually with Success Coaches. General sessions share important information such as drop/add and withdrawal dates, graduation information, as well as time to ask questions. Topical sessions such as Time Management and How to Read a Degree Evaluation are offered throughout a semester.  A session at the end of a semester is open for students to make appointments for one-on-one advisement.  Can’t make a session? Take advantage of videos of recently held Bulldog Connections. 


If you need to make a change to your class schedule during the schedule modification period (drop/add), first contact your Success Coach/Faculty Advisor to discuss the change. Using the pin number provided by your Success Coach/Faculty Advisor, modify your schedule in WebbConnect. From the WebbConnect Launchpad: 

  • Click on Registration
  • Click on Add/Drop Classes
  • Select the appropriate Term for registration from the drop-down menu and click on the Submit button.
  • Enter your Registration PIN for registration. Click on Submit.
  • To DROP a course from your schedule:
    • In the pull-down menu on the left side of the screen under Action, click on the down arrow next to None.
    • Click on “Drop via Web.”
    • Type the appropriate CRN in a box. Click on “Submit Changes.”
  • To ADD a course to your schedule:
    • Go to the bottom of the Add/Drop page on your computer screen under Add Classes;
    • Type the appropriate CRN in a box. Click on “Submit Changes.”