College of Liberal Studies Advising
at UW-La Crosse
Academic advising plays a significant role
in the total process of educating students. It is a process that encompasses
development and delivery of accurate up-to-date information regarding career
options, educational programs, courses of instruction, resources, policies, and
procedures to most effectively aid students in pursuing their educational
Crosse catalogs contains valuable academic information about
the university. It is important that students understand the policies and know
the regulations and procedures that they are expected to follow.
In compiling the catalog we have used the most
current and accurate information available to us at this time. However, we
reserve the right to change any of the information in this catalog, the changes
take effect as soon as they are approved. To keep up-to-date on these changes,
students are encouraged to consult with their advisor regularly. Reasonable
substitutions will be made for discontinued and changed courses. Refer to the
current university catalog for more complete information.
A Degree Audit is an evaluation of the credits a
student has earned. It includes courses in progress, total credits earned at
UWL, transfer credits, retroactive credits, AP credits, Credit by Examination
credits, Major and Minor credits, General Education Program requirements and
SAH Core requirements. The audit is an unofficial advisory tool that will
assist the student and the faculty advisor in determining which degree
requirements remain to be completed. A computerized degree audit (AR) is
prepared for all undergraduate degree seeking students, each semester, prior to
registration. AR is distributed to the student through his/her faculty advisor.
A "sample" AR may also be printed for
exploration into another major or program on campus. This will apply the
student's credits to the requirements for the major being explored.
Students may request a copy of their AR report
on-line using the WINGS system. There is no fee for this service.
Below is a partial listing of forms that
students and faculty may frequently use:
Course Substitution Request Form
Dean's Office or Word Version or PDF
Course override (blue)
Instructor or Dean's Office
Time Conflict (blue)
Records & Registration (117 Graff Main Hall)
Off-campus Course Eval & Permit (green)
Change of Program Form (green)
Intent to graduate
WNGS on-line system
Add and Change of Schedule
The period of time between a student's initial
registration for any term, through the first five (5) days of instruction in
any semester (three days during summer session), is considered to be the
"Drop/Add --- Change-of-Schedule" period. During this time a student
may drop classes without affecting his/her permanent academic record. He/She
may also add classes or change sections, if the desired section is open.
Neither the advisor's signature nor the instructor's signature is required for
schedule changes during this period. During this period the signatures of the
instructor and the department chair will be required if a student attempts to
enter a class that is closed.
Between the 5th and 10th days of instruction, to
add a course, the student must obtain the instructor's signature. After the
10th day of instruction, classes cannot be added except in unusual cases and
then only with the consent (signature) of the instructor, the department chair
and the Dean. In this instance the university "drop and add " form,
available in the Office of Records & Registration, 117 Graff Main Hall,
will be used.
A student may withdraw from a class only until
one week following the midterm date of the semester. All withdrawals from
classes after the "drop/add --- change-of-schedule" period will be
recorded with a "W" on the student's permanent academic record along
with the official date of withdrawal. Half-term courses (either semester or summer
session) or short-term courses will have withdrawal time limits established on
a basis prorated to withdrawal dates for full-term courses. The student must
obtain his/her instructor's or advisor's signature during this time period. No
student is permitted to withdraw from a class later than one week following the
midterm date for that term. Only a grade of "F" or "I" may
be recorded for any student who enters this time period and fails to complete a
Complete information on withdrawing from courses
can be found on the Academic Policies and Start-up Informationpage on
the Office of Records and Registration website. Specific drop dates for each
semester can be found on theImportant Dates and Deadlines webpage.
Withdrawal from the university is a matter of
major importance. Students considering withdrawal from the university should
discuss the matter with their faculty advisors, university counselors, or dean
prior to initiating action. Forms for withdrawing from the university may be
obtained from the Office of Student Life, Room 149, Main Hall. In some cases
the rules listed above may be suspended. A more detailed description of the
withdrawal-from-university policy and process, including medical withdrawals,
is found in the Withdrawal from the University section of the university
/ Four-Year Transfer Policy
All General Education Program requirements MAY
be satisfied by students who have completed Associate Degrees in COLLEGE
PARALLEL PROGRAMS in accredited four-year institutions, two-year collegiate
programs from two-year institutions, community colleges or junior colleges. Students
transferred under this policy are still required to meet all college core,
professional, diversity, major and minor requirements.
Technical College System (WTCS) Transfer Policy
Refer to the undergraduate catalog.
If a student receives a grade of "I"
(incomplete) the student must make up all required work and have a grade
submitted by the instructor within 1 1/2 enrolled semesters. However, most instructors
will require a specific completion date. If a grade is not submitted the
"I" will automatically turn to a grade of "F" after 1 1/2
enrolled semesters. Complete information about the Incomplete Policy can be
found in the Incomplete Grade section of the university catalog.
Students must maintain a minimum academic
standard in order to continue at UWL. Based on grades earned at UW-La Crosse,
a student will be assigned a Good Standing, Probation, or Ineligible to Return
status. These standards are defined in the UWL Catalog under Retention,
Probation, and Suspension. It is possible for a first semester student or for a
student never before on Probation to be declared Ineligible to Return!
to the Dean
Each College has an Assistant to the Dean who
coordinates advising in the College and also assists students with matters that
need attention in the Dean's Office. The Assistants to the Deans are a good
resource for students who are exploring majors in a college different than
their declared major. The names and locations of UWL Assistants to the Deans
are available as you scroll through the Advising at UWL site.
Many resources are available for current and
prospective students as well as for faculty advisors. Most of these offices on
campus are open year-round from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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