WebAdvisor is a web interface which is secure. It is an online place that can be used by students to look at their unofficial transcript, add and drop classes, look at their class schedule, check grades, pay fees, check financial aid, and see their account profile.
For faculty, WebAdvisor can be used for seeing their class schedules, class rosters, and is a place to enter grades and information. A lot of universities use this application and Dakota State University is one of them. Dakota State University uses this application with an aim to make students and faculty easier in accessing and entering data.
To be able to access WebAdvisor, you can do that from the MyDSU portal at https://mydsu.dsu.edu using your BORIS username and password. What is My Boris username? Boris username and password can be used not only for WebAdvisor but also for Starfish, D2L, ImageNow and the MyDSU portal. If you want to retrieve your BORIS username and to reset your password, you need to access this link https://boris.sdbor.edu/idm/retrieve-email.cfm. Then, complete the form to display your BORIS username. From drop down menu, you can select the email address that you want to be used by the system for your temporary password and then click the Send Me a Temporary Password button. To access the system to reset your password, use your temporary password. When you create a new password, you have to remember some criteria which consist of 6 to 9 characters in length, having no special characters and having at least 2 numbers. To do this, you will need an email address. If you do not have an email address which was recorded in the student system, email email@example.com to ask that one be added for you.
To log in to your WebAdvisor account, you can access WebAdvisor from within the MyDSU portal. If you have logged into the portal, you will not need to log in to Webadvisor. There is also another choice to access WebAdvisor namely from the DSU homepage. Choose Log In from either the Main menu or from the Prospective Students, Students or Faculty Menus. After you log in to your WebAdvisor, make sure that you always log out to prevent from misusing account. If you want to change your contact information, you can do that by clicking on the DSU Name and Address Change link that you can find on the Student and Faculty pages. Then, complete the name and address change form. The form will produce an email to enrollment services, alumni/foundation, career services and the Business Office for payroll and loan collection.
When you search for Class Sections, you have to keep searches as specific as possible to avoid timeouts. Then, if you want to do multiple searches, choose the Menu at the top of the screen and start again. A username and password will not be needed to use the Search for Sections option in WebAdvisor. Choose the Prospective Students, Student or Faculty button from Main menu. Choose Search for Sections.