How do I declare my major? expanding section

Use this form if you are changing majors/minors within the SoE or changing to a SoE major from another college or school at UWL. This form allows you to declare your major and be assigned an advisor aligned with your major.  You will still need to apply to your School of Education program (see Admission to SOE Programs below).

Please note: You must apply for admission to your new School of Education program even if you were already admitted to your previous SoE program.  

Faculty advisors are assigned by departments/programs based on a student’s declared major and/or minor, thus completing the “Change of Program/Plan” form may also change the student’s faculty advisor assignment. Students are not allowed to change their major during the published registration period each semester.

To change your major to another college or school at UWL you should go to the Dean’s Office of that college or school. You can check here to find out how/where to change your major to another college.

Admission to SoE Programs expanding section

Students who have declared a School of Education major must apply for and be admitted to their program in order to participate in professional coursework and complete program requirements.  Specific admission policies and procedures can be found by following the links below:

UWL Policies on Academic Standing expanding section

Academic standing is determined twice each year, once at the end of the fall semester and once at the end of the spring semester. An academic semester refers to the fall or spring semester, not to winter or summer sessions.

The policies linked below outline progressive university response to situations when students’ GPAs fall below the minimum standard.

UWL policies on academic standing

When/where/how do I register? expanding section

Students can find this information by logging into the Self Service Center in WINGS.  There will be a blue box to the right of the screen that is labeled “Enrollment Dates” and students should locate the subheading “Enrollment Appointment” and click on the “Details” hyperlink in that section.

What is an override and how do I use it? expanding section

An override is when an instructor provides a student with permission to enroll in an already full course section.  If a student receives a notice that he/she has been approved for an override, he/she will simply log into Schedule Planner in WINGS and add the course as he/she would during registration.  The override would have already been set in WINGS by the instructor to allow the student to add the course without receiving an error message.  If the student still receives an error message, then he/she should contact the course instructor for further guidance.

How do I get on a wait list and what and what happens if I can't get into that class? expanding section

The UWL Records Office provides detailed instructions on how to be added to a course’s waitlist:  If students are unable to get into a waitlisted course, they are encouraged to contact the course instructor to request an override or the student should select an alternative course.

Who should I contact about advising and certification?

 Ashley Cree

Academic Services Director and Certification Officer, School of Education 
145 Graff Main Hall 
Telephone: 608.785.8127

Ashley works with students with declared majors and minors in the Department of Educational Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), Physical Education Teacher Education, and School Health Education candidates. As the Certification Officer, Ashley endorses program completers for licensure in states requiring this documentation.

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