What is Webadvisor?
Webadvisor is one of three systems used on campus using the WEB prefix in the name. The other “WEB” systems are Webcampus and Webmail. Webadvisor is used by students, faculty and staff for various purposes. Students can use Webadvisor to search for classes, register for classes (if permitted), view class schedule, use Degree Audit (if permitted), accept Financial Aid award letters, pay bills on line, view grades, change emergency notification contact information and other tasks. Those faculty and staff that oversee budgets can access the information in Webadvisor. Faculty can also view their class rosters and their class schedules, do enrollment verifications and do grading on-line.
How does one get a Webadvisor account?
It depends upon whether or not you are an undergraduate student or a graduate student. An undergraduate student (new or transfer) will get an account automatically after two things are accomplished. The student must create an FDU Webmail account for themselves AND the student must be registered (through Enrollment Services) for classes for an upcoming semester. Once these two things occur, within 2 business days (up to 3 business days in the summer) the student will receive an email containing the login information for their Webadvisor account. If you are a graduate student and have been accepted into the University, you must create an FDU email account for yourself. You can then either wait for the automatic process to generate the Webadvisor account and subsequent email containing the login information or you may request that a Webadvisor account be created for you by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I have a problem using Webadvisor, whom should I contact?
Problems using Webadvisor may be divided into two categories: technical and non-technical. For technical questions such as login problems, menu issues, login/password issues, error messages on screens, etc. you may write to email@example.com for help. Someone is always available during business hours to field email questions sent to that address and sometimes people will answer questions after normal business hours as well. Non-technical issues such as missing grades, financial aid awards, transcript requests, bill payments, degree audit questions, address changes, incorrect data, etc. should be addressed to the appropriate office such as Enrollment Services or the Financial Aid Office.
What are the hours of operation for Webadvisor?
Webadvisor is available for use between the hours of 3:00am – 11:00pm daily. During priority registration, the hours are from 8:00am – 11:00pm. Please check for any changes in the hours of operation that are posted on the main Webadvisor page webadvisor.fdu.edu
How do I access Webadvisor?
When you are on the main FDU webpage (fdu.edu) there is a dropdown menu on the top right labeled “Web Shortcuts”. Under there you will find links to the various systems on campus including Webadvisor. Once your account has been created you may use your email login and password to login to Webadvisor. Do not click on the Prospective Students tab as you are already a student. Only click on the Log In tab on the menu bar at the top.
What if I forget my login information for Webadvisor?
If you forget your login or password for Webadvisor, that means that you have forgotten your email login and password since they are the same. You must contact the FDU Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973)-443-8822 to ask for assistance. Once your issue is resolved, you will be able to login to Webadvisor.
Do Webadvisor passwords expire?
Yes, Webadvisor passwords expire when your FDU Net ID (email) password expires. When you change your email password it will be valid to use to login to Webadvisor.
I received a message saying my account has been locked. What do I do?
If you receive a lockout message, don’t panic. Just close your browser and then start a new session and clear your browser cache or try logging in with a different browser. You should be able to access Webadvisor again after you do that.
Why am I getting strange results in Webadvisor?
Strange results such as inappropriate screen responses, missing menu items or text, etc. may be due to an incompatible version of the browser software you are using to access Webadvisor. Or it may be due to the security settings in your browser. In general, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari will work with Webadvisor. However, the PC, laptop or other device you are using may be at a patch level that may cause problems using Webadvisor. If that is the case, try using a different browser or even a different PC, laptop or other device. You can also see if the security settings in your browser are set at a medium level and allow for cookies to be set. Doing this may also clear up browser issues. Also, some companies and other entities have firewalls that allow limited or no communication outside of the home network. If that is the case, you will not be able to use Webadvisor from that site.
Why don’t I have the Degree Audit option?
If the Degree Audit option does not appear on your menu, then your academic program of study is not set up to use Degree Audit. For further information regarding that, please contact the Records Office in Enrollment Services or speak to your academic advisor.
Why don’t I have the option to register for classes on Webadvisor?
Being able to register for classes is dependent upon the academic program you are enrolled in. Most graduate students can register for classes with the exception of a couple of academic programs. Many undergraduate students may register for classes on-line through Webadvisor AFTER their initial enrollment. Some undergraduate and graduate academic programs, however, do not permit on-line registration at all because they require the student to meet with their advisor who will register them.
Why don’t I see my grades on Webadvisor?
If your grades do not appear on Webadvisor then your professor probably has not entered them on Webadvisor yet. If the professor says they have entered them onto Webadvisor, then Enrollment Services has not yet done the verification process. The verification process is done at least once daily. Once the process has been run, the grades will appear.
I need an official academic transcript. How do I get one?
You can use Webadvisor for this. Just click on the Transcript link. If you are an alumnus of FDU, you need an FDU email account. You can create an alumni email account via the WEBMAIL page. If you cannot get a transcript through Webadvisor then please visit the Enrollment Services web page on (fdu.edu) or call the Enrollment Services office on the campus you attend(ed).
I need an official academic transcript. How do I get one?
Official transcripts are not available through Webadvisor. Official transcripts may be requested from enrollment services.
Enrollment Services Transcripts
Why don’t I see my Financial Aid Award Letter on Webadvisor so I can accept it?
If you are expecting to see a Financial Aid Award Letter in Webadvisor and do not then your award is in a pending status and you should contact the Financial Aid Office. All questions regarding your aid should be addressed directly to the Financial Aid Office.
Can I pay my bill online?
Yes you can pay your bill online by clicking on the Make a Payment link. You MUST have a balance to do this – there are no options for pre-payments of anticipated bills.
Account Information: Login, Password Help Information
Please make sure you follow the directions below during Webadvisor hours of operation listed on the main Webadvisor page.
Do not click on the Prospective Student tab.
If you are locked out, the lockout is temporary.
If you have login issues regarding Webadvisor you must contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or (973)-443-8822 because that means there is also a problem with your NetID credentials.