Advising

If you have any questions about this information or about the College of Science and Health which have not been addressed here, please feel free to contact the CSH Academic Services Office at 608.785.8156, Carla Burkhardt, College Academic Services Director at cburkhardt@uwlax.edu or Guy Herling, College Academic Services Director at gherling@uwlax.edu


 

CSH Change of Program/Plan Form (major/minor changes)

UW-La Crosse Catalogs

The UW-La Crosse catalog 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.

Timetable of Courses

The class timetable displays valuable course information that can be used as a tool when registering for courses.

Other Useful Links

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Need Advising?

Check your WINGS Student Center to see who your current advisor is.

Don’t have an advisor listed on your Student Center; you can make an appointment with an advisor in the CSH office via 608.785.8156.

Advising Information Session 

CSH College Freshman Handout

Undeclared?

Visit the CSH office (205 Graff Main Hall) to declare your major or visit the Academic Advising Center to explore all the majors UWL has to offer.

Pre-Health Advising

If you are interested in any pre-health programs, such as Pre-Med, Pre-PA, Pre-PT, or Pre-OT, etc. you can declare an intent to complete in the CSH office. Once you declare your intent, you will be given a Pre-Health Advisor to answer pre-health questions and discuss prerequisite coursework, application processes, and more with.

Class

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Interested in applying?

Contact the Admissions Office for information regarding the application process

For questions regarding how specific coursework will transfer to an CSH program, call 608.785.8156

The College of Science and Health would like to warmly welcome you UWL! Once you are admitted, you should receive and thoroughly read your packet sent from the Admissions Office. If you did not receive a packet, it may have been sent to your home address, so please make arrangements to get your hands on that information as soon as possible.

Next Steps:

  • If you have not  already  paid the   $100 Enrollment Deposit, please do so right away.  This is required before your transfer credits will be evaluated by the Admissions Office.
    • We are not able to help you very much before that phase has been completed, so please don't wait!
    • Your transfer credit report will typically be available within 2 weeks of receiving your enrollment deposit. You will receive an email notification when the evaluation of your credits is complete

Please take the time to view our transfer orientation presentation, which serves as a 'virtual' academic orientation.  Topics covered include:

  • Reading your credit evaluation
  • Finding and understanding your Advisement Report
  • How and when to register

DON'T delay your registration! Once your registration time has been assigned, you may view it in your WINGS Student Center. You should make every attempt to register as soon as your window is open for best selection of classes. Before your registration time, you should complete the following:

  • Use your  Advisement Report (AR)  to identify necessary courses
  • Create your tentative class schedule
    • View the  Class Timetable  to see course times and availability
    • Use the  Schedule Planner  to choose the best possible schedule to fit your needs
    • Import your courses from the schedule planner into your shopping cart for easy enrollment

Like us on Facebook! The UWL Transfer Students page is meant to bring together students transferring to our university. We regularly update the site with important dates, activities, and groups that offer you the opportunity to become more informed about campus events and involved in activities.

We are happy to answer your questions about registration and program requirements, but ask that you  FIRST  review all your resources and read through the Admissions Packet. You may call 608.785.8156 to schedule a time to speak with (or meet with) an advisor.

We look forward to working with you!

Students often decide to take courses at other institutions during the various breaks throughout the year (such as winter intersession or summer)

  • Prior to taking a course at another institution, complete the Off Campus Course Evaluation and Permitform in 205 Graff Main Hall BEFORE registering for the course.
  • This will ensure that the course will transfer appropriately to UWL and fulfill intended requirements

Note: Students MAY NOT REPEAT a course at another institution once it has been taken at UWL

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Academic Standards and Suspension Appeals

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, Academic Warning, Probation, or Suspension status. These standards are defined in the  UWL Catalog in the Academic Policies section under the subsection of Academic Eligibility. It is possible for a first semester student or for a student never before on Probation to be declared Suspended!

Suspended student appeals

Students declared academically Suspened may appeal their status by writing a 1-page, detailed letter of appeal addressed to the Dean's Appeals Committee. Please follow the directions provided below:

  1. The Committee appreciates all the information you may supply, and your appeal should address these questions:
    1. What has contributed to your poor academic performance?
    2. How will you improve your performance this coming semester?
    3. What major/academic program do you intend to pursue?
  2. Letters should be no more than one 1-page in length and please include a current phone number and email address to facilitate efficient communication.
  3. Appeal process:  direct your appeal to the College of Science and Health Dean's Office – Academic Services Office. To save your next semester schedule your appeal should be sent ASAP (by email or mail as directed below):
    1. Email: cburkhardt@uwlax.edu or gherling@uwlax.edu
    2. NOTE: If emailing the letter, send from your UWL email address
    3. Mail:205 Graff Main Hall, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.
  4. Please direct all correspondence and questions to:
    1. 205 Graff Main Hall, 608.785.8156. 

If your appeal is approved by the Dean's Appeals Committee, you will be permitted to return on probation this coming semester.

However, if your appeal is denied by the Dean's Appeals Committee you have the right to bring your original appeal before the Committee for Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS), which meets prior to the beginning of the spring semester. This is the final level of appeal; if CAPS denies the appeal, you must remain out of school for one semester.

Appeals Process

 

Appeal Format

Priority Date

Outcome of Appeal

1. Dean’s Appeal Committee

Letter of Appeal

Before June 4, 2018 to avoid elimination of your Fall 2018 class schedule

Successful—allowed to return on probation

Unsuccessful—suspended status remains, may appeal to CAPS

2. Appeal to CAPS

Appeal In-person before faculty committee

Please contact the Dean’s Office for the date to appeal in person before CAPS

Successful-- allowed to return on probation

Unsuccessful—suspended status remains for one semester

View a sample letter format