Electronic Advising Files

Advising files, when used in conjunction with advising tools in WebAdvisor, are valuable information resources. Advising files can be accessed through WinFiles. ITS can provide support for creating a shortcut to your electronic advising file folder on your computer desktop.

Advising files may contain the following:

  • Student Data Sheet
  • Linfield Transcript
  • High School Transcript
  • Provisional Admission requirements (if student was provisionally admitted)
  • Advising Notes Page

A student who has transferred college credit to Linfield will also have the following documents in their advising file:

  • College transcripts (if student has transfer credit)
  • Transfer Equivalency Report
  • Program Evaluation

Faculty advisors are encouraged to maintain and update their advising files with additional information, including:

  • Notes recording advising meeting dates, discussion points, and recommendations
  • Class schedules
  • LC worksheet and/or printed copy of long-term academic plan
  • Major / minor specific advising worksheets

Accessing Electronic Advising Files

Instructions for using a Mac

  • Click on Finder / Go / Connect to Server
  • In the Server Address field, type smb://winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu/Resources\Applications\Academic_Advising\[enter your last name and department code]' (without the quotes). (e.g. \\winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu\Resources\Applications\Academic_Advising\Crabtree AAD)
  • Click the + sign. This puts the address into the Favorite Servers box.
  • Click Connect.

Instructions for using Windows 7

  • Click on Start, and then right click on Computer.
  • Select Map network drive.
  • Select a drive letter that comes after H and is not in use by other mapped location.
  • In the folder field, type '\\winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu/Resources/Applications/Academic_Advising/[enter your last name and department code]' (without the quotes). (e.g. \\winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu\Resources\Applications\Academic_Advising\Crabtree AAD)
  • Click Finish.

Instructions for using Windows 10

  • Right-click on Start, and then select File Explorer.
  • Right-click on "This PC."
  • Select Map network drive.
  • Select a drive letter that comes after H and is not in use by other mapped location.
  • In the folder field, type '\\winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu\Resources\Applications\Academic_Advising\[enter your last name and department code]' (without the quotes). (e.g. \\winfiles2.catnet.wfo.linfield.edu\Resources\Applications\Academic_Advising\Crabtree AAD)
  • Click Finish.

 

Note: Winfiles is not available off-campus or through wireless internet on campus without a VPN connection.  If you need off-campus access, please contact the support desk at support@linfield.edu