COURSE AND ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT POLICIES
Academic AdvisementThe University Academic Advisement/Registration Center is ideally and comfortably located on the first floor in Dempsey Hall, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's centrally located administration building. The Center staff is available to serve all University students and staff from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday twelve months a year with extended hours during peak periods.
Students are assigned an Academic Advisor when they are admitted to the University. Graduate students are assigned an advisor from their appropriate academic program. Undergraduate students from the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Services (Elementary Education, Human Services, and Special Education), the College of Letters and Science (Undeclared), and the College of Nursing are assigned an advisor in the University Academic Advisement/Registration Center. Students from the College of Education and Human Services (Secondary Education) and the College of Letters and Science (Declared) are assigned an advisor from their major area of study with designated, comprehensive support from an advisor in the University Academic Advisement/Registration Center.
Students admitted to the University through the Assistance Program (AP) are required to meet regularly with their academic advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration
Center. After meeting with their advisor, they will register in person according to registration procedures. Assistance program students must enroll immediately in the appropriate basic knowledge and skills courses and any other courses that are needed for their academic enhancement; credit loads are limited to 13 credits in the 14-week term and 3 credits in the 15-17 week term during their first two semester in attendance at the University.
The advisors in the University Academic Advisement/ Registration Center work with staff members from colleges and departments for the purpose of enabling students to be successful in meeting College and University requirements needed for graduation. Advisors are responsible for administering College and University policy. Their responsibilities include: counseling with new students regarding appropriate courses consistent with high school record, ACT results, major/minor, and career objectives; counseling with continuing students regarding appropriate courses, career objectives, personal goals , and appropriate referrals; and communication regarding overloads, late add/drops, late withdrawal from the University, course waivers/substitutions, curriculum modifications, general education requirements, major/minor requirements, and graduation requirements.
The University Academic Advisement/Registration Program is supported by a complex, sophisticated, on-line, electronic data system. An electronic record is created when a student is admitted to the University which is instantaneously available to all authorized personnel on a campus-wide basis. Each advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration Center has a computer terminal for immediate data access when counseling with students. Computer printers are located in the Center if hard copy records are needed to support the counseling process. Student records are accurate and current as of the moment needed and authorized adjustments are made instantaneously. Student service and support are maximized with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's superior, nationally recognized electronic data system.
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION
Dates - Fall/Spring Semesters:
New Freshmen: May-August/December-January New Transfer and Reentry: February-August/October-January
$100 for new freshmen, transfer, and reentry students
Timetable Available - Fall/Spring and Summer Semesters
October/February/ and March
Dempsey Hall 130 and 414-424-3007
Recognizing that precise definitions of student credit load are difficult to realize in all cases, the following credit load maximums have been established for undergraduates.
Credits dropped with a grade of "W" are considered part of the semester total credits attempted and are subject to fee payments.
A student may add courses as follows:
Course adds are allowed to the end of class day (without instructor's signature)
A student may drop courses as follows:
Course drops are allowed to the end of class day:
A student wanting to drop a course after the above deadlines must complete a REQUEST FOR LATE DROP FORM describing relevant extenuating circumstances. This form is available in the Academic Advisement/Registration Center, Dempsey 130, and must be approved by the appropriate College Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Office before any course can be dropped.
Course drops approved through the above procedure will result in having a "W" (Withdrawal) reflected on the student's transcript.
NOTE: Students who have already completed a course during the semester and wish to leave the University should DROP remaining courses rather than withdraw. Total withdrawal from the University automatically assigns "W"s to all courses for the semester.
Students should consult the Fee/Refund Schedule for refunds and charges as fee policy does not coincide with academic policy.
The drop policy also pertains to changes from credit to audit.
Withdrawals are allowed with advisor's signature to the end of class day:
NOTE: Withdrawal does not remove the obligation for costs incurred by a student during a semester.
A student who withdraws and does not re-register in the same semester must complete reentry procedures to return for a subsequent semester.
Exceptions to Academic PolicyStudents may request exceptions to academic policy. Examples of Academic policies are: 1) period to add a course; 2) period to drop a course; 3) period to withdraw from a semester; 4) number of times a course may be repeated; 5) maximum number of credits per semester; 6) general education requirements; and 7) degree requirements.
Students who want to request exceptions need to contact their College Coordinator of Academic Advisement to complete the necessary paperwork and provide the Coordinator with supporting documentation.
The decision of the College Coordinator may be appealed to the College Dean or Dean's Designee. The appeal decision of the College Dean or Dean's Designee is final.
Should the student be unsure as to the choice of procedure (1 versus 2 above), it is advisable to discuss the matter with personnel in the Dean of Students office or a member of the Academic Advisement/Registration Center staff in Dempsey 130.
Independent Study and Related ReadingsThe purpose of Independent Study is to allow a student to explore in-depth topics of scholarly interest which are not attainable through University course work.
Related Readings permits the student to pursue research usually well beyond that required in established courses. Before beginning the course, the student must present a bibliography of readings that he/she and the instructor have agreed upon and which are to be reviewed and discussed. The outcome is a research paper critique by the instructor.
Independent Study offerings are not to be used as a substitution for General Education requirements.
Before registering for an IS/RR course, students must obtain the proper contract form from the department secretary, complete it and secure all necessary signatures. Students may count no more than 12 credits in IS/RR combined toward the 128 required for graduation. General prerequisites: Junior standing (60 credits) or above, preparation in the academic area, and grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Special Limitations for IS/RR Within the Various Colleges
College of Letters & Science
86-446 A maximum total of 6 credits of IS/RR and Special Problems in Psychology may be counted in meeting the minimum credit requirements of any Psychology major or minor.
32-446 Independent Study/Research course in Chemistry
A full-time student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is entitled to a waiver of fees for University of Wisconsin Extension correspondence courses taken concurrently with full-time course work at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Evidence of payment of full-time fees must be obtained from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Cashier's Office and included with the University of Wisconsin Extension application. If a fee waiver is desired, a student must obtain written approval from the College Coordinator in the Academic Advisement/Registration Center prior to taking the course.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999