Course registration, previously done through WebAdvisor, will now be done through EMPOWER.  Please click here to learn more.

Paper registrations will only be used for courses that require a petition (i.e. Directed Studies, Honor’s Thesis, or instructor approval/permission).

WebAdvisor is an online service for students and faculty.  Students use WebAdvisor to register for classes, view grades, class schedules, and financial information.  Faculty are able to view class rosters and schedules, and submit student grades. (Please click here to view more information about faculty WebAdvisor.)

Before you access WebAdvisor, please read and understand the following information:

  • Both Username and Password are case-sensitive.
  • Occasionally you will be prompted to change your password for security reasons. When doing so you must use the same username that was originally issued to you.
  • Don’t share your Username and Password with ANYONE.
  • Don’t use your browser’s Back icon to navigate; instead use WebAdvisor’s Menu options.
  • Don’t forget to Logout to prevent someone using the same computer after you access to your account.

Please note that the Institute reserves the right to make changes to class schedules and faculty. It is advisable to view your schedule just prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about your classes. 

WebAdvisor for Students

Please refer to the overview & instructions below for detailed information about WebAdvisor.

Download file WebAdvisor Overview 

Download file Registration Instructions 

WebAdvisor Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Registration Questions

Academic Record Questions

Business Office Questions

General Questions

What is WebAdvisor

All registered students at IWP have access to WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor offers you, the student, a very useful link to the Institute via the Internet. WebAdvisor is a secure setting. Because some of the information in WebAdvisor is sensitive and confidential you must have a User ID and Password (sent to you by the Registrar) to access WebAdvisor. 

Who can use WebAdvisor? 

Current students to get information about class schedule and grades, and a variety of other student activities. 

What can I do using WebAdvisor?  

WebAdvisor is used by current students to get information about timetables and grades, and a variety of other student activities. 

The following is a list of some of the things you can do in WebAdvisor. For a complete list, please log into WebAdvisor  and click on “Students”.

Students use WebAdvisor to:

  • View grades, class schedules, and financial information
  • Search and Register for classes
  • Add/Drop course(s) 
  • View Student Account Information
  • Download 1098T tax documents 
  • View final grades
  • Get an unofficial transcript 
  • View/print your class schedule

How do I log into WebAdvisor?  

To log in to WebAdvisor you must have:

  • User ID – Last name, First initial e.g. doej
  • Password (Your initial password is the last six digits of your SSN); You are strongly encouraged to enter a password hint in case you forget your password in the future.

What if I forget my password?  

If you have forgotten your WebAdvisor password you can either use your password hint or reset your password (if you have an email address on file).  This is a quick and easy process.  Please go through the following steps to reset your password: 

Go to WebAdvisor

At the bottom on the right side of the screen, click “What’s my password”

Click on “I don’t remember, reset my password” 

Fill in personal information and click “Submit” 

If you have reset your password through “What’s my password” and “Reset my Password” in WebAdvisor and do not receive an email with your password within 24 hours, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (202)462-2101 or

Can I change my home address in WebAdvisor?

No. You can either go directly to the Registrar’s office to update the information or submit an address change request in writing to the Registrar. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at (202) 462-2101 or

Can I change my phone number in WebAdvisor?

No. You can either go directly to the Registrar’s office to update the information or submit an address change request in writing to the Registrar. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at (202) 462-2101 or

How can I find out if a course is being offered this term?

WebAdvisor provides you with an excellent way to find out if a course is being offered. 

Under the Registration section, click on Search for Sections if you want to look for classes without registering. 

Under the Registration section click on Register for Sections, then click on Search and Register for sections if you want to actually add this course to your class schedule.

Registration Questions

Can I get a list of classes offered in the evening only?

Yes, there are a few different ways to do this. Remember the more information you input in your search for sections the more effective your search will be. WebAdvisor asks that you fill in at least two fields. 

Example: Enter the term (e.g. 2011FA) and fill in time (e.g. 6 pm) in the Sections Meeting After’ drop down box. You can refine your search if you also fill in the days of the week you want. 

Can I get a list of classes offered in the morning only?

Yes, WebAdvisor allows you to set your time parameters by filling in the Sections Meeting After’ drop down box and/or filling in the Sections Meeting Before’ drop down box. Remember, the more information you input into your search the better the results are. For best results, fill in the before and after boxes as well as the term, and course number if possible.

How can I register (add) for classes?

To register (add) for a class, follow the instructions below: 

  • Under The Registration section
  • Click on Register for Section
  • Click on “Search and Register for Sections” 
  • Select your term from the drop down box 
  • Search for the course (class) that you wish to register (add) 
  • Skip the Course Level section
  • Enter the three digit Course Number (e.g. 627) if you have a specific course (if you leave blank all courses being offered for selected term will come back)
  • Click “Submit” 
  • All of the courses that fit your search criteria will be listed.
  • Click on the course to get a brief Course Description 
  • Check Availability/Capacity to see if there is still room to register (If a 0 appears in the availability, the class is full) 
  • Select the Course Section that you want to register for by clicking the check box 
  • In the Action box, click Register, 
  • Click “Submit” to register for that class 
  • Click “Submit” again to confirm registration 

NOTE: If you get a message that does not allow you to register for a class, please read the message carefully and try to overcome the problem

Where can I go to view or print out my schedule?

  • Under Academic Profile
  • Click on My class Schedule 
  • Select the term in the drop box.
  • View or Print

What should I do if the class I want is full?

If a class is full (check availability/capacity in section selection results) you can 1) find another class that has available space, 2) add yourself to the waitlist and if space becomes available you will be notified by email, and 3) contact the professor and ask permission to be added to the course.

How can I drop a class?

To drop a class, follow the steps below: 

  • Under the Registration section click on “Register and Drop Sections” 
  • Under Action box, open the drop down box and click on Remove from List
  • Click “Submit” 
  • Click on “Ok” to confirm dropped class 

NOTE:  Students wishing to drop or switch courses must do so by the conclusion of the published add/drop period of the fall and spring semesters. Summer session students wishing to make registration changes must do so before the second class meeting.  After these published dates, registration via WebAdvisor will be turned disabled, and students will need to complete an add/drop form.  Any courses that are dropped after these periods are considered withdrawals. Students will receive a grade of “W” on their official IWP record and are subject to the refund policy as outlined in the Withdrawal and Refund policy section of the Catalog.  Students who stop attending classes without officially withdrawing (completing an Add/Drop form, getting the required signatures, and submitting the form to the Registrar’s Office) will be assigned the grade of “F” at the end of the semester. To avoid unnecessary costs and penalties, students are advised to discuss all dropping and adding procedures with an advisor. To receive a full refund (less the required deposit), students must drop classes prior to the second class.

Why do I get a message saying I can’t register for a course?

There are a number of reasons you receive the “cannot register” message.  WebAdvisor will notify you in red (at the top of the screen) with the reason why you cannot register.  Follow-up and resolve your issue as quickly as possible in order to register.  Examples of reasons for registration restriction:  prerequisites not met, business office hold, multiple incompletes, immunization record hold.

How can I check if I am full time in my program?

To check your status, Full-Time (9+ credits) or Part-Time (5-8 credits) please follow these steps: 

  • Log into WebAdvisor 
  • Click on “My Class Schedule” under the Academic Profile section
  • Enter the appropriate term in the Term drop box.

Can I put myself in a waiting list for a class?

Yes.  To waitlist yourself for a class, follow the steps below:  

  • Under the Registration section click on “Register and Drop Sections” 
  • Under Action box, open the drop down box and click on “Waitlist”
  • Click “Submit” 

How can I tell if a class is full?

When you search or register for a class look for the AVAILABLE/CAPACITY heading on the section results page. This tells you how many seats are available and how many total seats that class has. If the availability says “0” then the class is full. 

Can I do a complete withdrawal on WebAdvisor?

No.  You cannot  do a complete withdrawal on Webadvisor.

In order to do a complete withdrawal (dropping ALL your classes and leaving the Institute), you will need to Contact the Registrar’s Office.

Students wishing to officially withdraw from IWP during the semester must complete a Complete Withdrawal Form which must be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. The student must complete this form and turn it in to the Registrar. The Registrar is available to speak with any student who wishes to discuss the reasons for the withdrawal. A copy of the form will be kept in the permanent file of the student. 

Do I need to meet with an advisor before I register?

Although an advisor’s signature may not be required for you to register, IWP believes that effective academic planning and course selection are critical factors leading to student success. Therefore, students are encouraged to meet with advisors and discuss their academic future. 

Academic Record Questions

Where can I see my final grades?

You can see your final grades in WebAdvisor by following the steps below: 

  • Click on “Grades” under Academic Profile
  • Select the term you want to see your grades for 
  • Click “Submit” 

When can I see my final grades?

You can see your final grades after your instructor enters them into the system.

Where can I find last term/last year’s grades?

You can view your grades for any term in WebAdvisor. Check off the term that you wish to see.

How can I tell how many and what classes I need to complete my degree program?

You can determine what classes you need and what classes you have completed to fulfill your program requirements by viewing your Program Evaluation through Webadvisor.

Can I get a copy of my transcript on Webadvisor?

You can get a copy of your unofficial transcript on Webadvisor. To request an official transcript click on the following link to download the Transcript Request Form. There is a $5 fee charged for each official transcript.

Business Office Questions

Can I pay my bill on Webadvisor?

Not at this time.  You can pay your bill on-line by using our payment vendor Higher Education Services (HES).  

To pay by check, click here.  

To pay by credit card, click here.