Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

New Freshmen


Center for Academic Advising

New Freshmen

New Freshmen and Transfer Students with less than 22 post high school credits may advise and register for spring semester 2014 begins November 4, 2013.

Who is eligible to participate in the November Advisement Period? 

1.  Students who have been officially admitted for spring semester,

2.  Have paid their $100 enrollment fee, 

3.  Have submitted all official transcripts, including in-progress course work, for college credits
earned while in high school.

How do I advise and register for spring semester classes? 

1.  Fill out and submit the Declare My Major form below and submit it online.  Make sure 
you include and submit all information regarding college credits you may have earned 
while in high school. This information is imperative to appropriate advisement and registration.  

2.  Once the form is received, your record will be activated and you will receive your advisor's name and contact information via your UWS e-mail.  It is your responsibility to schedule an advisement appointment with your advisor and to keep the appointment.  If you leave a phone message and/or e-mail for your advisor and you don't receive a response within three business days, contact the Center Office for assistance.

3.  Center staff will also check to see if you need to take a math and/or English Placement test.  Students needing to take a placement test will need to contact the Testing Office at 715 394-8019 or via their web site at http://www.uwsuper.edu/support/testing/uw-placement.cfm to schedule the appropriate test.

Do I need to prepare for my advisement appointment?  Yes! 

1.  If you earned college credits, review your transfer credit report so you are aware of how these courses are being used at UWS.  You may notice entries indicated on your transfer analysis as 189, 289 courses.  Courses indicated as 189, 289, etc., do not meet a major/minor and/or general education requirement; however, they are counted as elective credit towards the 120 credits needed for graduation.  If you have a question about your transfer credits, contact the Transfer Coordinator at 715 394-8259 or at registrar@uwsuper.edu.   You may also want to speak with your advisor about these courses if you believe the course may meet a major or general education requirement.  It may turn out that, with the proper documentation such as a course description or class syllabus, you may be able to receive credit in substitution for this type of course.  Elective course work outside of your major area will require you to contact the appropriate academic department regarding the possibility of a course substitution.

2.  Review the general education requirements and your major requirements in the university catalog at http://www.uwsuper.edu/catalog/index.cfm.  To earn a degree at UWS, students must complete the general education requirements, a major and minor or the general education requirements and a comprehensive major area of study.

First Year Seminars

The First Year Experience is part of a package of initiatives designed to integrate students into the campus community and its public liberal arts mission.  The First Year Seminars, as part of this initiate, is a group of courses designed to introduce first year students to the liberal arts through active and collaborative learning, critical thinking, and reflective judgment.  New freshmen with 21 or fewer post high school credits are required to complete one First Year Seminar course during their first and/or second semester at UWS.

New Freshmen Orientation

New Freshmen Orientation will take place January 16 -18 during the Weekend of Welcome.  Attendance is mandatory.

Class Schedule

Review the class schedule and make a list of the courses you would like to enroll in.  Check the catalog course description to determine if any of the courses you want to enroll in have a prerequisite requirement that must be completed first.  Make sure to include alternate courses on your list as a back up plan in case you encounter closed classes.  Remember: currently enrolled students will begin registering November 4 and classes will be closing quickly--especially in the areas of business, elementary education, and biology.

We hope this information is of help to you.  If you have any further questions, contact the Center for Academic Advisement at 715 394-8515 or via e-mail at advise@uwsuper.edu.

Note: It is the student's responsibility to be knowledgeable of policies and procedures regarding academic requirements, dates, and deadlines as indicated in the on-line UWS catalog and academic calendar.


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