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Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Studies

University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Superior, WI 54880

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Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply online? Top of Page

Yes. Go to http://www.uwsuper.edu/admissions/apply/ and follow steps for graduate students.

What is an official transcript? Top of Page

A transcript with an official university seal that is in a sealed envelope from the university.

Can I mail my official transcripts to you? Top of Page

Only if the transcript is official (i.e., it has an official college/university seal) and is in a sealed envelope from the university.

Can I have my undergraduate university/college fax you my official transcript? Top of Page

No. Graduate Studies policy dictates that only transcripts with a university seal, delivered in a sealed envelope from the university, can be considered an "official" transcript.

I graduated from UW-Superior. Do I have to order an official transcript? Top of Page

No. Graduate Studies has access to your UW-Superior transcripts.

What happens to my application once all of my materials are turned in to the School of Graduate Studies? Top of Page

Once all of the materials required by Graduate Studies have been received and reviewed, they are forwarded to the program coordinator for the department's admission decision.

Can I transfer credits in to my degree program from a different university? Top of Page

A student who is admitted may transfer up to 9 credits from other institutions accredited to offer graduate programs provided the transfer credit is appropriate to the degree being undertaken. No credit below a grade of B will transfer and no credit will be allowed for undergraduate work, work completed more than seven years before the expected degree, or work used to complete another degree.

Do I have to pay an enrollment deposit? Top of Page

Yes, an enrollment deposit toward your tuition of $100 for your first term of attendance is required to be paid to the Admissions office. You will not be able to register for classes until this deposit has been paid.

Once I’m admitted to the program how long do I have to finish my degree? Top of Page

All credits used in meeting the requirements of a graduate degree or certification in professional education must be earned within a period of not more than 10 consecutive years, commencing with the enrollment date in courses applicable to the degree (or certification program) rather than the completion date of applicable courses. This limit applies to resident credit courses, Extension courses, and courses taken at other universities.

How do I get my bill? Top of Page

UW-Superior does not mail tuition bills to students. Electronic billing is the official means of generating tuition bills to all UW-Superior students. It is the responsibility of the student to check their EHive account to view their bill. Instructions on how to view bill.

I wish to change programs. Do I have to pay the application fee and order official transcripts again? Top of Page

No. The application fee is a one-time charge. The official transcripts are kept on file until a degree is completed. A program change does require a Program Change Request Form to be filled out and turned in to Graduate Studies.

What constitutes a full time student? Top of Page

Graduate students are considered full time when enrolled in 9 or more credits during the normal academic year (i.e., fall and spring semesters). To be considered full time during summer session graduate students must be enrolled in 6 or more credits.

How can I obtain an unofficial transcript? Top of Page

Students can obtain an unofficial transcript online through 'My E-Hive.' Log in to 'My E-Hive' and then select Student Center - Self Service - Academic Records - View Unofficial Transcript.

How do I apply for graduation? Top of Page

Students expecting to graduate at the end of the term should apply for graduation no later than the date specified in the academic calendar. Apply online through your 'My E-Hive' account by clicking the 'Apply for Graduation' link. The $50 fee is paid to the Cashier's Office, Old Main 208.

I have graduated, when can I expect my diploma? Top of Page

Diplomas are ordered after the degrees have been posted, and it takes 6-8 weeks for the diplomas to get to campus before being mailed to the students. All indebtedness to the university must be cleared before a diploma and official transcripts will be released. The transcript, not the diploma, is proof of an earned degree.

How do I register for classes? Top of Page

Students can register and add classes online through 'My E-Hive.' Instructions on how to Register.

How do I drop classes? Top of Page

Students can drop classes online through 'My E-Hive.' Instructions on how to Drop a Class

How do I update my anticipated graduation term? Top of Page

Students can update their anticipated graduation term online through 'My E-Hive.' Instructions on how to update Graduation Term

When is commencement? Top of Page

Complete graduation and commencement information is available on the Graduation/Commencement page or email gradstudy@uwsuper.edu.

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