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Services for student success
- There are many services and resources on campus to empower students for success.
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Murphy Learning Center (MLC)
Tutoring, Writing Center, Public Speaking. All UW-La-Crosse students can receive free tutoring services in a variety of courses, as well as utilize the Writing Center and the Center for Public Speaking at the MLC. In addition to on-site tutoring they can also direct you to tutoring offered by other campus departments.
The OMSS peer tutoring program provides free course specific tutoring to multicultural UWL undergraduate students upon request.
Student Support Services (SSS)
SSS provides academic, personal, career, and financial advising and support services to low income and first generation college students, as well as students with disabilities.
The ESL Institute at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse endeavors to help students develop the necessary academic skills, English language skills, and cross-cultural competence to be successful in a university setting.
Handshake: Internship & Employment, Determine Career Goals, Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
Eagle Alert allows instructors to provide feedback during the 5th week of classes regarding academic progress. The student receives an email and can access the feedback through WINGS after an instructor and/or advisor provides feedback.
Each course syllabus will contain statements about, or a link to our legal obligations to you relating to sexual harassment, religious accommodation, accessibility accommodations, and veterans and military personnel.
- 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.
College Academic Services
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 (CSH)
- School of Education (SOE)
Each college office provides extensive academic services:
- 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)
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.
Are you ...
- 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?
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 are required to attend the mandatory "PH CHE Mass Advising" meeting which is scheduled every semester prior to registration. Students also 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 attends the PH CHE Mass Advising and 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?