PH-CHE Majors Meeting September 20, 2016
Centennial Hall of Nations 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Attendance is mandatory to remove the registration block
Surround yourself with excellence in advising.
- Choosing a major?
- A student without a declared major and registering for next semester?
- Changing your major?
- Getting the most out of advising?
- Looking for ways to be more academically successful?
- Having trouble with WINGS?
- A student with a declared major and registering for next semester?
- Concerned about Advisement Report (AR) accuracy?
- Planning for Commencement?
- Making post-graduation plans?
- A student with other questions about advising, registration, grades or transcripts?
Academic Advising Center:
Visit the Academic Advising Center Website
- Advise students in the College of Science & Health (SAH) and the College of Liberal Studies (CLS) without a declared major, including students following a pre-PT or pre-OT track.
- Students without a declared major who are following other pre-professional tracks in health should contact the SAH College Office.
- Assist students with exploring alternative majors, transferring schools, or researching graduate school and careers.
College Deans’ Offices
Your major determines which of the following colleges you are in:
- College of Business Administration (CBA)
- College of Liberal Studies (CLS)
- School of Arts and Communication (SAC)
- College of Science and Health (CSAH)
- School of Education (SOE)
- Process program (change of major) change forms.
- Perform credit checks and degree verifications.
- Ensure accuracy of the Advising Report (AR) report.
- Interpret academic policies and procedures
- Advise incoming transfer students and assist with transfer credits.
- Approve off-campus courses for transfer credit.
- Notify and advise students who are ineligible or on probation
- Advise students without a declared major who are following health-related pre-professional tracks OTHER than pre-PT or pre-OT (those students should contact the Academic Advising Center)
- Assist with course selections and schedule planning for one or more semesters.
- Advice on progression toward graduation (Gen Ed requirements, major, minor, college requirements).
- Discuss opportunities such as undergraduate research and creativity, job shadowing, internships, study abroad programs
- Need the name of your faculty advisor? Check your Student Center in WINGS.
Services for student success
- There are many services and resources on campus to empower students for success.
How do I declare a major?
Assistant to the Dean
205 Graff Main Hall
How do I find who my advisor is?
Faculty advisor assignments can be found on WINGS. When logging into WINGS look at the Student Center home page, lower right-hand corner.
Requests for faculty advisor changes must be made through the Chair of the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion 124 Mitchell Hall.
How often will I meet with my advisor?
Students MUST meet with their academic advisor at least one time each semester. The Department of Health Education and Health Promotion automatically places a registration restriction on all students prior to the registration window for each semester. Once a student meets with their academic advisor, the assigned academic advisor can release the registration restriction.
What do I do when meeting with my advisor?
When meeting with your academic advisor, discussion will mainly center on your academic progress and specific courses needed in the near and future semesters. Each student should complete a career-long planner which maps out an ideal schedule of classes from the first meeting with your advisor through graduation. This planner should contain required courses in an ideal sequence and program assessment requirements.
Advising meetings are also times when students can talk with their faculty advisor about other issues or situations. Faculty advisors are great sources of information and can point students in the direction of needed resources to assist them in coping with situations which arise while at UWL.
How can I prepare for my advising meeting?
Students are highly encouraged to create an advising folder. This folder contains all official paperwork for UWL, including a copy of a current (unofficial) transcript, advising sheet with courses checked-off, and current planner. Keep a running list of questions for your advisor as you progress through each semester.
Students can prepare for advising meetings by reviewing their course planner and print/bring a copy to the meeting. It is helpful also to have any questions written down to be sure the information is discussed and questions answered.
What if I am struggling academically or personally?
Students are highly encouraged to contact their faculty advisor or trusted faculty member as soon as you feel there is or potentially could be a problem academically or personally.
Faculty will either work with you directly or refer you to another trusted professional who is better trained or equipped to work with your situation. It is important students keep in touch with their faculty advisor or trusted faculty member regularly so situations can be handled early (when they are smaller issues) rather than after situations have become overwhelming. Remember no issue is too small to ask or talk about!
What if I would like more of a challenge or a new experience?
Talk with your academic faculty advisor about your interest in undergraduate research or exploring related careers.
How do I apply for graduation?