Center for Academic Advising - Student Services - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-2014 Graduate Catalog

Center for Academic Advising

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Center for Academic Advising provides comprehensive advising services to students who:

  • Have not yet declared a major
  • Are in transition between majors and/or minors
  • Are otherwise undecided about their academic and/or career path

The office also serves as an academic advising information clearinghouse, general referral source, academic advisor development center, and academic policies and procedures consultant for UW-Superior campus advisors and administrators.

Advisement Top of Page

Staff with the Center for Academic Advising begin working with students from the moment they have completed the application process through graduation and beyond. Students entering the Center are seen by professional advisors who are able to provide academic advisement services. The Center's advising staff provides support to all undergraduates and alumni. Students who are changing majors, minors, and/or advisors may do so by phone, email, or stopping by the Center to declare their changes. Change of major and advisor forms are not processed during the advisement period in November and April. (Consult the Academic Calendar for these date exceptions.) The Center seeks to be a location where students and alumni may feel safe and comfortable to talk about their academic and/or personal goals regardless of major or career level.

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students' personal, academic, and career goals. Undergraduate degree-seeking students are assigned an academic advisor by Center staff based on their major preferences. Students pursuing a business degree work with Center staff advisors to complete prerequisite course work until they are ready to apply and are admitted into the School of Business. Students who have not declared a major are assigned to advisors who have a commitment toward helping students develop appropriate academic plans. The Advisor's role, in part, includes assisting students with goal-setting, understanding degree and graduation requirements, and long-term career options. Students are required to meet with their advisors each semester before registering for classes.

The Center also serves as an academic advising information clearinghouse, general referral source, academic advisor development center, and academic policies and procedures consultant for UW-Superior campus advisors and administrators. For questions related to undergraduate academic advisement, email advise@uwsuper.edu, call 715 394-8515, or stop in Old Main, Room 134.

Declaring a Major/Minor Top of Page

Each year, up to 1/3 of the new students arriving on campus enter the university as "undeclared." Other students declare a major and later change it - some change majors more than once. At UW-Superior that's OK! The Undeclared major is the ideal place to explore topics, ideas and professions that may be new to you - all while earning credits toward your degree and being connected to the campus community. As your knowledge and experience grows, you will find a major that fits your needs and interests and continue to build your connections. When you are ready to declare your major, or if you wish to change your major, do so online at http://www.uwsuper.edu/advise/forms or see the staff in the Center (Old Main 134).

Electronic Advising Holds Top of Page

The University places enrollment holds each semester to ensure that all students discuss their course selections with their advisors before registration. Once the student has met with the advisor and had the course selection approved, the advisor will lift the enrollment hold. This allows the student to register for classes after the time listed in the student center.

Center for Academic Advising Contact Information Top of Page

Center for Academic Advising
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Old Main 134
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8515
Email: advise@uwsuper.edu


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