UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

ACADEMIC POLICIES


I. ADMISSION POLICIES (for Freshmen, Reentry, Transfer and Special students)

A. Admission of New Freshmen

1. Steps for Admission
Applications for admission are accepted beginning one year in advance of the anticipated time of entry and until the freshman class is filled, or until two weeks prior to each new term, whichever comes first. Early application for admission to the University is advised. Complete applications received during the last two weeks before the term starts will be processed if time allows and if space is still available.

a. Applications for admission - These forms are available from high school guidance offices throughout the state of Wisconsin. Students who do not have access to applications through their schools should contact the admissions office at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dempsey 135, 920-424-0202. Students may also apply electronically over the internet at www.apply.wisconsin.edu.

b. High school transcript or GED scores - High school graduates who wish to enter the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh should submit the completed application form and an official high school transcript to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admissions office. Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) applicants should submit GED scores and any partial official high school transcript to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh admissions office with the completed application. In addition, the GED or HSED applicant should arrange for an interview with an admissions counselor.

c. ACT Examination - The ACT (American College Test) or SAT I (College Board Test) is required for academic advising and registration purposes. ACT tests are given nationally five times a year in October, December, February, April and June. Appointments may be made to take either the ACT or SAT I by contacting a high school guidance office or the University's Testing Center, Polk 3, 920-424-1401.

d. $35 Application fee - All students who apply for status as new freshmen and have not been enrolled as degree-seeking students at another University of Wisconsin System school will be assessed this fee. Waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need. (Fees are subject to change upon University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approval.)

e. $100 Enrollment deposit - Students must submit a $100 enrollment deposit to participate in class registration and orientation process. This $100 fee is applied toward the fall term fees, and is refundable via written request through May 1st prior to the start of the fall term.


2. Admission Requirements
A student applying as a new freshman in a degree-granting program must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for admission to the University:
a. Graduation or equivalent from a recognized high school
A recognized high school is one which is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or a state university, or it is recognized and accredited by a state department of public instruction (education) or its equivalent. Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system, or state department of public instruction (education) based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.

b. High school rank
Students in at least the upper half (50%) of their high school class or who score an ACT composite of at least 22 or SAT I composite of at least 1030 and rank in the 3rd quartile of their high school class will be considered for admission.

c. Completion of specified high school units
Total units required = 17 units
The 17 high school units must be in the following subjects:

English-Composition, Literature, Rhetoric 4 cr.
Mathematics-Algebra, Geometry,and higher 3 cr.
Natural Science 3 cr.
Social Science (one year of history) 3 cr.
Academic Electives 4 cr.

Academic electives may be chosen from above areas, computer science, foreign language, or vocational areas.

* One unit is equal to one year

NOTE: Some high school courses may not satisfy college admission requirements for academic course work. To be certain that your high school work will meet admission requirements, you should check with the admissions office at the university you plan to attend. Meeting the requirements in a, b, and c, guarantees consideration for admission but does not guarantee admission.


3. Assistance Program
Special consideration for admission may be given to new freshmen who do not meet established requirements. Those applicants, if admitted, will be required to participate in the Assistance Program. Students in this program are not identified as such on class lists or on transcripts.

The University subscribes to the principle that it should provide the programs and services which will enhance each student's opportunity for academic success. Our Assistance Program has been established to meet these goals.

Students admitted to the Assistance Program will:
(1) receive special advising
(2) enroll for no more than 13 units (crs.) per 14 week session
(3) begin their General Education English requirements
(4) begin their General Education mathematics requirements
(5) enroll in Comprehensive Study Skills and, if needed, Developmental Reading.
Assistance Program students are required to complete their academic units (crs.) in accordance with the academic and progress standards of the University. Upon completion of two semesters in the program, a student's progress will be evaluated by the academic review committee of the college in which the student is enrolled.

Participants in the Assistance Program are not on probation. Rather, they are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform college-level work and are provided supportive services in the basic skill areas of mathematics, reading, and composition. Intensive academic, career, and personal counseling is available to each participant.

The University is proud of this program and its commitment to helping students realize their full potential.

4. Key Dates for Application, Financial Aid, and Housing
Application for Admission: Individuals are encouraged to apply beginning September 15, one year prior to their expected enrollment. Registration and housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis to admitted students.

Financial Aid: January 1 - Prospective students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 to be given earliest consideration in the awarding of financial aid. This form is available from high school counselors. All applications, regardless of when submitted, will be considered as long as funds are available. However, the priority application deadline is March 15.

Housing: January 31 - All students who have not attained a minimum of 60 units (crs.) are required to live in university housing. Housing information will be sent to each student following admission to the University. Campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and is guaranteed for all students. Students who apply for rooms prior to January 31, have the best chance to get one of their hall preferences.


B. Admission of Reentry Students
(Reentry after interrupting studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)

1. Reentry Students
a. Students who have attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the past but who have not been in attendance for a least one term must apply for reentry.

b. Students who were suspended from the University may seek reentry after a minimum of one term of suspension has elapsed. Suspended students must submit a reentry application and also respond to a questionnaire providing evidence that problems that contributed to their poor academic
performance in the past have been resolved. A decision will be made by the individual college’s Academic Standing Review Committee after review of all materials.
NOTE: Students who have attended classes at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, but most recently have attended another institution, must apply as transfer students through the Admissions Office, Dempsey Hall 135, 920-424-0202.

2. Steps for Reentry Admission
a. Submit a reentry application and, if required due to suspension, a reentry questionnaire. Materials are available from the Admissions Office, Dempsey Hall 135.

b. After receiving a letter of acceptance from the University, a $100 enrollment deposit must be submitted in order to be assigned a registration date. This $100 fee is applied toward the tuition fees, and is refundable via written request through July 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring).

c. On the assigned registration date, students will confer with an academic advisor and register for course work in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey Hall 130. Registration typically begins in late February for the summer term, in mid-March for the fall term, and in mid-October for the spring term.


C. Admission of Transfer Students
(from another college or university)

1. Admission Requirements
Prospective transfer students in good academic standing and with an earned grade point average of 2.0 or above at another accredited institution are invited to apply for admission.

2. Steps for Transfer Admission
a. Complete an application for admission (available from admissions offices at all the University of Wisconsin System institutions) and forward it to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Admissions Office. Students are encouraged to use the on-line Web application at http://apply.wisconsin.edu. A $35 application fee is required for students transferring from schools not in the University of Wisconsin System.

b. Forward an official high school transcript (only for students who have not earned at least 30 units (crs.) at another accredited college or university).

c. Forward official transcripts from each college or university attended.

d. After receiving a letter of acceptance from the University, a $100 enrollment deposit must be submitted in order to be assigned a registration date. This $100 fee is applied toward the tuition fees, and is refundable via written request through July 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring).

e. On the assigned registration date, students will confer with an academic advisor and register for course work in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey Hall 130.
Registration typically begins in late February for the summer term, in mid-March for the fall term, and in mid-October for the spring term.

3. Procedures for Transfer of Units (crs.)
Units (crs.) earned at other accredited colleges and universities are evaluated on the basis of transcripts submitted as part of admissions credentials. Course equivalencies are posted to the student's permanent academic record, BUT ALL POSTED COURSES MAY NOT MEET SPECIFIC MAJOR AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. The Admissions Office, in consultation with the college or program area at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, determines the extent to which courses accepted in transfer apply to degree and program requirements. Students may wish to determine, prior to transferring, how courses taken at a University of Wisconsin System two-year or four-year university will transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. That information is readily accessible via the internet through the University of Wisconsin System Transfer Information System site, www.uwsa.edu/tis or through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh homepage, www.uwosh.edu.

Grades for courses transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average.

Students who have completed an associate degree at a University of Wisconsin two-year college may transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and receive credit for having met the General Education requirements. A maximum of 72 units (crs.) may be transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from any accredited two-year college.

Students who enroll in a Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) institution after January 1990 may be eligible to receive up to 15 units (crs.). As of Fall 2000, this policy is under review. Students may be eligible to transfer course work in the science and mathematics areas above and beyond the current 15 transferrable units (crs.). Consult the TIS website at www.uwsa.edu/tis for current information regarding these transfers.

Upon being admitted, transfer students receive a credit evaluation that tells how transferred courses equate to courses at UW Oshkosh. Admitted students will also receive information showing how their courses apply toward particular program and degree requirements. (This degree audit is a separate document that is received during the academic advisement and registration session.)

Review this information very carefully. If you believe there has been an error in the units (crs.) granted you in transfer, or if you think a transfer course should count toward a particular requirement and it isn’t reflected on the degree audit, take action.

Students have the right to appeal credit evaluations. Contact the academic advisor in the college you are seeking your degree from and the transfer coordinator in the Admissions Office to discuss the appeal process. Contact the transfer student coordinator in the admissions office at 920-424-0404 for specific information.
Units (crs.) earned at non-accredited institutions are not eligible for transfer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. However, a student may receive credit by examination (CLEP). Information about CLEP may be obtained from the Testing Center in Polk 3, 920- 424-1401.

4. UWS/WTCS Uniform Policy Statement on Unit (cr.) Transfer
Students enrolled in the WTCS who wish to continue their education in the University of Wisconsin System may be eligible to transfer units (crs.) toward their bachelor’s degree in the following ways:
a. Students enrolled in the college parallel program at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, or Nicolet Area Technical College may be eligible to transfer up to 72 units (crs.) toward their baccalaureate degree.

b. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 units (crs.) of General Education course work from the approved list. As of Fall 2000, this policy is under review. Students may be eligible to transfer course work in the science and mathematics areas above and beyond the current 15 transferrable units(crs.). Consult the TIS website at www.uwsa.edu/tis for current information regarding these transfers.

c. Students transferring from the WTCS may be eligible for credit by earning appropriate scores on national standardized examinations; e.g., College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or examinations developed by the System transfer institution.

d. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh generally will not grant unit (cr.) for technical college courses taken before January 1990. Students may request exceptions through the appropriate coordinator of academic advisement.
5. Key Dates for Application and Admission
All applications for admission must be complete, including transcripts from all institutions attended, at least two weeks prior to the beginning of a term.

D. Admission of Non-Degree Seeking Students

Special Students
An undergraduate Special Student is a student who wishes to enroll in undergraduate course work but is not seeking a baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Special Students include the following categories:
a. Persons who have earned a baccalaureate degree but are not seeking a second degree or certification.

b. Persons who have graduated from high school but are not seeking a degree.

c. High school students who are participants in the Cooperative Academic Placement Program (CAPP).

d. High school students who are involved in the Youth Options Program (YOP).

e. Other high school students who have permission from their school district and meet minimum admission requirements.
Special Student Applications
Special Student applications are available at the Admissions office, Dempsey 135, or may be obtained by calling 920-424-0202.

Persons who are eligible to enroll as new undergraduate Special Students may routinely do so after the registration process for continuing students has been completed, usually January for the spring term, in March for the summer term, and August for the fall term. Contact the Academic Advisement Office, Dempsey 130, phone 920-424-3454 for specific dates.

II. DEGREES AND AREAS OF STUDY

The following degrees, majors (with emphases) and minors are offered at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh:

A. Associate of Arts and Science Degree
The Associate of Arts and Science Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of the following requirements:
1. A minimum of 60 units (crs.)
a. At least 30 of the 60 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

b. At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
2. 2.00 cumulative grade point average

3. Specific course work as indicated below:
a. 6 units (crs.) of English Composition to include English 101, or English 110, or English 111 and English 302, English 307, English 309, English 310, English 316, English 318, or English 321

b. 3 units (crs.) of Mathematics to include Mathematics 102, Mathematics 103, Mathematics 107, or Mathematics 211 or exemption from mathematics by testing out.

c. 3 units (crs.) of Communications: Communication 111
4. work selected from the approved General Education course list to include:
a. 2 units (crs.) of Physical Education activity: Physical Education and Health Promotion 105
b. 3 units (crs.) of Non-Western Culture
c. 9-17 units (crs.) of Humanities and Fine Arts
1) course work must include study of primary texts selected from approved humanities literature* courses offered by the English department
2) course work must be from two of the following areas in addition to the literature area:
a) art, drama, music
b) foreign languages
c) literature*
d) philosophy, religious studies
3) a maximum of 6 units (crs.) from the art, drama, music area to include only appreciation/history of fine arts courses; performance and skill courses do not apply

*satisfies Literature area
d. 9-15 units (crs.) of Social Sciences
1) course work must include a history course selected from the approved general education social science selections offered by the history *department
2) course work must be selected from three of the nine following areas:
a) anthropology
b) economics
c) geography (except physical geography)
d) history*
e) international studies, interdisciplinary courses
f) political science
g) psychology
h) sociology
I) urban and regional studies.
*satisfies History area
5. Course work in Natural Science and Mathematics (Educational Foundations 16 units (crs.)) to be selected from the approved lists for the Bachelor of Science degree.
a. course work must include a two-course (8 units (crs.)) laboratory science sequence as defined in the Bulletin.

b. additional units (crs.) must be selected from laboratory or non-laboratory science courses in a discipline different from the two-course sequence discipline and/or from mathematics/statistics/ computer science/logic courses defined in additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
6. Course work in Ethnic Studies 3 units (crs.)Students are required to complete 3 units (crs.) from the approved list in the study of histories, cultures, and experiences of racial, ethnic of cultural groups in the United States.

B. Bachelor’s Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of a minimum of 120 units (crs.) of undergraduate university work and ordinarily is completed in four years. The following degrees are awarded:

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
The following major and minor areas of study are available in conjunction with the various Bachelor’s Degrees.

C. Majors (and Emphases) Degree
Anthropology BA/BS
Art (Also see Fine Arts) BA/BS
(Studio Art)
Art Education BFA
Biology BA/BS/BSE
(Cell/Molecular)
(Professional)
(Liberal Arts)
Business Administration, College of
Accounting BBA
Economics BBA
Finance BBA
Human Resources Management BBA
Management Information Systems BBA
Marketing BBA
Operations Management BBA
(Corporate Finance Emphasis)
(Cost Management)
(End-user Computing Emphasis)
(Entrepreneurship Emphasis)
(International Management Emphasis)
(Investments Emphasis)
(Financial Serices Emphasis)
(Legal Studies in Business)
(Production/Operations Management)
(Tax Planning)
Chemistry BS/BSE
(Professional)
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Communication BA/BS/BSE
(General Speech)
(Speech Communication)
(Speech Communication Education)
(Theatre Arts)
Computer Science BA/BS
Criminal Justice BA/BS
(Corrections)
(Law Enforcement)
(Law and the Courts)
Economics BA/BS
(General)
(Quantitative)
Elementary Education BSE
English BA/BS/BSE
(Liberal Arts)
(Creative Writing)
(Linguistics)
(Literature)
(Rhetoric)
(Secondary Education)
English as a Second Language (ESL) BSE
Fine Arts BFA
(Applied Design)
(Ceramics)
(Drawing)
(Fibers)
(Graphic Communications)
(Metals)
(Painting)
(Photography)
(Printmaking)
(Sculpture)
French BA/BS/BSE
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Geography BA/BS/BSE
(Environmental Geography)
(General Geography)
(Professional Geography)
(Secondary Education Geography)
Geology BA/BS/BSE
(Professional-Geology)
(Professional-Hydrogeology)
(Earth Science-Secondary Education)
(Liberal Arts)
German BA/BS/BSE
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
History BA/BS/BSE
Human Services BS
Individually Planned BA/BS
International Studies BA/BS
(General International Studies)
(International Business)
Journalism BA/BS
(Advertising-Public Relations)
(News-Editorial)
Mathematics BA/BS/BSE
(Applied)
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
(Statistics)
Medical Technology BS
Microbiology BA/BS
Music BA/BM/BS
(Instrumental Performance)
(Liberal Arts)
(Music Merchandising)
(Piano Performance)
(Recording Technology)
(Vocal Performance)
Music Education BME
(Choral)
(General Music)
(Instrumental)
Music Therapy BM
Natural Science-Secondary Education BSE
Nursing BSN
(Basic Undergraduate)
(Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Completion Emphasis)
Philosophy BA/BS
Physical Education BS/BSE
(Exercise and Fitness Management)
(Physical Education K-12)
(Athletic Training)
Physics BS/BSE
(Computing and Instrumentation)
(Professional)
(Secondary Education)
Political Science BA/BS
Psychology BA/BS
(Liberal Arts)
Radio-Television-Film BA/BS
Religious Studies BA/BS
Social Science-Secondary Education BSE
Social Work BSW
Sociology BA/BS
Spanish BA/BS/BSE
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Special Education BSE
Urban and Regional Studies BA/BS
(Urban Economic Development)
(Urban Planning)

D. Minors
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Art
(Studio)
Bilingual Education-Hmong
Bilingual Education-Spanish
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Coaching
Communication
(Drama Education)
(Elementary Education)
(Organizational Communication)
(Speech Communication)
(Speech Communication Education)
(Theatre)
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth Science-Secondary Education
Economics
English
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
English as a Second Language
Environmental Studies
French
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Geography
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Geology
German
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Health Education
History
International Studies
(African Studies)
(Asian Studies)
(European Studies)
(Japanese)
(Latin American Studies)
Journalism
(Liberal Arts)
Language Arts
(Elementary Education)
Legal Studies (emphasis only)
Library Science
(Elementary/Secondary Education)
Mathematics
(Elementary and Junior High)
(Letters and Science/Business)
(Operations Research)
(Secondary Education)
(Statistics)
Microbiology
Military Science
Music
Philosophy
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Physics
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary)
Political Science
Psychology
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Public Administration
Radio/Television/Film
Religious Studies
(Liberal Arts)
(Secondary Education)
Science
(Elementary Education)
Social Science
(Elementary Education)
Sociology
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Spanish
(Liberal Arts)
(Elementary Education)
(Secondary Education)
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Urban and Regional Studies
Wellness Promotion
Women's Studies

E. Master's Degree
The Master's Degree is awarded in recognition of successful completion of approximately 30-48 units (crs.) of graduate university work by persons who have completed a Bachelor's Degree. With full-time registration, the degree is ordinarily completed in 1½ - 3 years. The following degrees are awarded:

Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Education (MSE)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The following are areas of academic study that award Master's Degrees.

ACADEMIC AREA DEGREE
Biology/Microbiology MS
Business Administration MBA
Counselor Education MSE
Curriculum and Instruction MSE
Educational Leadership MS
English MA
Information Systems MS
Mathematics Education MS
Nursing MSN
Physics MS
Psychology MS
Public Administration MPA
Reading MSE
Special Education MSE
Refer to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin for comprehensive information on all graduate programs.

Graduate Registration by Final Term Seniors
A final term senior at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh or another accredited collegiate institution may be permitted to register for graduate course work during the term in which the baccalaureate degree will be awarded. Final-term seniors submit a statement from their undergraduate advisor certifying the requirements needed to complete the baccalaureate program. The student should have no more than nine units (crs.) of undergraduate work remaining in a semester nor more than three units (crs.) of undergraduate work remaining in a summer session. To be eligible to register as a final term senior, the student must meet all requirements for full standing admission to a degree program with the exception of the baccalaureate degree requirement. Final term seniors are limited to a total load of 12 units (crs.) in a semester and six units (crs.) in a summer session. Graduate unit (cr.) earned in this status may not apply to baccalaureate requirements.

III. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
General Education Requirements
Education Requirements
Education Requirements
Education Requirements
Education Requirements
C. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Summary of Degree Requirements Common to All Colleges

1. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of at least 120 earned term units (crs.) (passing grades of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or P or their equivalents). Units (crs.) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, other accredited institutions, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh approved Prior Learning programs may be used to meet this requirement.

2. At least 42 units (crs.) of the 120 unit (cr.) total must be earned in General Education coursework.

3. At least 30 units (crs.) of the 120 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

4. At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.

5. A minimum of 35 of the 120 term units (crs.) must be earned in upper level courses (those earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh numbered 300 and above or units (crs.) earned at a transfer institution and defined as upper-level by the standards of that institution).

6 All degrees require that a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) be achieved in each of the following categories, based upon all units (crs.) attempted at all institutions;
  • total cumulative grade point average of all units (crs.) attempted. Units (crs.) attempted shall be defined as any units (crs.) for which a grade of A, AB, B, BC, C, CD, D, or F, or their equivalents, has been assigned;
  • all upper-level units (crs.) attempted;
  • all units (crs.) attempted in courses identified by departments or programs as applicable to the major and/or minor requirements;
  • all courses eligible for application to the English composition requirement portion of the University's General Education requirement.

NOTES: All calculations of grade point average will be based upon the total academic record as maintained by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

If a course is repeated, the last grade received will be the one calculated in the grade point average.

A grade of Incomplete from another institution will not be carried into the record maintained at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

7. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of the University's General Education requirements. In addition,
special course and grade point requirements of a particular degree, curriculum, major and/or minor selected by the student must be met.

8. The Bulletin used to determine these requirements must have been current during the student's attendance at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, or at any other regionally accredited college or university, and may be no more than 6 years old at the time of graduation. Within this 6 year time frame, students may choose a more recent Bulletin published for degree, major, minor or general education requirements.
Exceptions to this policy include:
  • Changes in policy and/or procedures made during the six-year period will automatically be effective for the transfer or readmitted student unless the policy change(s) specifically allows continuance under the old policy and/or procedures.
  • When outside agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) or professional accrediting agencies mandate changes in major/minor or curriculum requirements, the six-year period is not applicable.

D. Special Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

In addition to the general education requirements (Section III. A), students working toward either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Letters and Science are required to complete as stated below, an approved academic major; completion of an approved minor is usually optional. However, some majors require that a minor also be completed.

1. Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Foreign Languages: A minimum of 14 university-level units (crs.) of one foreign language must be completed by students without previous foreign language preparation. For students with a foreign language background, a portion of this requirement may be awarded through advanced placement. See the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department for details.
  • Humanities: At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these units (crs.), at least one course must be taken from the following course areas: 1) Art, Drama, Music; 2) Literature; and 3) Philosophy, Religious Studies; and 4) Foreign Languages.
  • Social Science: At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from at least three of the Social Science areas, including either Early Civilization, History 101 or Modern Civilization, History 102.

A Social Science or Humanities course taken to satisfy the Non-Western Culture requirement can also be counted toward the respective Social Science or Humanities requirement.

  • Speech Communication: Fundamentals of Speech Communications, Communication 111 must be completed or the oral communication competency exam must be passed. (See Communication Department for details.)

2. Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Logic:
All new students (and all transfers who have not taken a mathematics course before transfer) who are not determined to have a math deficiency, will be placed at one of three levels by a score on the UW System Math Placement Exam. Transfer students who have taken a mathematics course prior to transfer will be placed at a level consistent with the transfer evaluation of the mathematics courses transferred.

Math courses at Level 1 are: Mathematices 102, 103, 107
Math courses at Level 2 are: Mathematics 104, 106, 108, 204

For students entering at Level 1, a total of 11 units (crs.) is required: at least three units (crs.) at Level 1, at least three units (crs.) at Level 2, and at least three units (crs.) from the additional list below.

For students entering at Level 2, a total of 8 units (crs.) is required: at least three units (crs.) at Level 2 and at least three units (crs.) from the additional list below.

For students entering at a higher level, three units (crs.) are required from the list below.
Additional List:
  • Calculus: Mathematics 171, 206, 208
  • Statistics: Mathematics 201, 301, Economics 210, Psychology 203, Sociology 281
  • Computer Science: Computer Science 142, 221, 243
  • Symbolic Logic: Philosophy 202

  • Humanities: At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these units (crs.), at least one course must be taken from three of the following four course areas:
      1) Art, Drama, Music;
      2) Literature; and
      3) Philosophy, Religious Studies; and
      4) Foreign Languages.
    At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from at least three of the Social Science areas, including either Early Civilization History 101 or Modern Civilization History 102.

A Social Science or Humanities course taken to satisfy the Non-Western Culture requirement can also be counted toward the respective Social Science or Humanities requirement.

  • Speech Communication: Either Fundamentals of Speech Communications, Communication 111 must be completed or the oral communication competency exam must be passed. (See Communication Department for details.
  • Natural Science: At least 12 units (crs.) must be earned in three courses from two of the following categories: 1) Physical Science (Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry), 2) Biological Sciences (Biology, Microbiology), and 3) Earth Sciences (Geology, Physical Geography). These three courses shall consist of a two-course sequence in one discipline, with associated laboratories, and from a second discipline, a third course with an associated laboratory. The two-course sequence must be selected from the approved list below.

Biology Biology and Microbiology 105 & 106
Biology Biology and Microbiology 105 & 230
Biology Biology and Microbiology 105 & 231
Biology Biology and Microbiology 105 & 233
Chemistry Chemistry 101 & 102
Chemistry Chemistry 105 & 106
Chemistry Chemistry 109 & 221
Chemistry Chemistry 109 & 235
Chemistry Chemistry 110 & 221
Chemistry Chemistry 110 & 235
Geography Geography 121 & 122
Geology Geology 102 & 109
Geology Geology 110 & 109
Medical Technology Medical Technology 403 & 404
Physics Physics/Astronomy 107 & 108
Physics Physics/Astronomy 109 & 110

  • Additional Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Logic/Natural Science: At least three additional units (crs.) must be earned in one of the following ways: 1) completion of a second course from the Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Symbolic Logic approved course list in a discipline not already selected, or 2) completion of a fourth Natural Science course which together with the third course from 2e., would form a second two-course sequence in Natural Science, or completion of a fourth Natural Science course from a discipline not already chosen.

E. Specific College and Program

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
The University offers ten baccalaureate degrees; all degrees require a minimum of 120 units (crs.) for graduation. Specific requirements for all degrees may be obtained from this Bulletin, the appropriate College, or from an academic advisor.

Many program areas have special requirements which must be met before students can begin a particular area of study. For example, some professional, clinical, and other sequences accept students into the program only after a period of prior academic preparation. Such programs have academic requirements for admission which are published either in the Bulletin or in a separate document available from the appropriate department.

College of Letters and Science
Students completing the baccalaureate degree with a College of Letters and Science major must complete a minimum of 35 units (crs.) of upper level course work. Also, at least 96 units (crs.) must be in Letters and Science course work. No more than 24 of the 120 units (crs.) required for graduation may be taken from professional college courses. Courses classified as "professional" for this purpose are: All nursing courses (Nursing ); all education courses (Services Courses through Human Services and Counselor Education ), departmental courses for teaching methods, physical education activity courses beyond 4 units (crs.), physical education majors' courses for teachers; all business courses (Business Ad-ministration) except Business Administration 131; mathe-matics courses for teaching arithmetic, Physics/Astronomy 201 (Statics) and Physics/Astronomy 202 (Dynamics); and courses in surveying, engineering drawing (Practical Arts ).

College of Education and Human Services
Students completing a baccalaureate degree with a College of Education and Human Services major must earn at least 42 units (crs.) in upper-level courses. In addition, all grade point and other requirements must be met prior to entry into Admission I, Practicum, Clinical, and Admission II for education majors. Also, all course and grade point average requirements must be met by Human Services majors prior to entry into intermediate, major, and minor field work.

College of Nursing
Requirements must be met as published at the time of the student's application for acceptance into the nursing clinical sequence.

F. Second Bachelor's Degree

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who wishes to complete a second and different undergraduate baccalaureate degree must:
  • earn a minimum of 16 units (crs.) in residence (the units (crs.) must not have been applied to the requirements of the first degree);
  • meet all specific requirements of the new degree.
Both degrees may be awarded at the same commencement ceremony.
A graduate of another accredited college or university may be awarded an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in the same or another academic area at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh by successfully completing:
  • 28 weeks (e.g., two semesters) in residence on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus;
  • all minimum of 30 term unit (cr.) hours;
  • requirements of the degree being sought and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh General Education requirements.

NOTE: Completion of an additional major within the same University of Wisconsin Oshkosh baccalaureate degree will not result in the awarding of a second degree. Before embarking on a program leading to a second degree, students should contact an advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey 130.
IV. COURSES, GRADES AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS

A. Interpreting Course Numbers
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses are designated by a subject code which identifies the department or program offering the course, and a three digit course catalog number. Some 300- and 400- level courses also provide graduate level unit (cr.). In these cases, two course numbers will appear; e.g., International Studies 302/502. Students enrolled in such courses for graduate unit (cr.) must meet requirements beyond those for undergraduate unit (cr.).

The subject codes are assigned to the various departments or programs according to the following key.
Dept. STAR
Code Subject Codes
ANTHRO Anthropology 21
ART Art 22
BIOLOGY Biology and Microbiology 26
BUSINESS Business Administration 28
CHEM Chemistry 32
CNSLR ED Counselor Education 29
COMM Communication 96
COMP SCI Computer Science 34
CRIM JUS Criminal Justice 35
ECON Economics 36
ED FOUND Educational Foundations 12
ED LDRSP Educational Leadership 17
ELEM ED Elementary Education 13
ENGLISH English 38
ENV STDS Environmental Studies 37
FRENCH French 41
GEOG Geography 50
GEOLOGY Geology 51
GERMAN German 43
HISTORY History 57
HLTH ED Health Education 55
HUMAN SV Human Services 18
INTRDSCP Interdisciplinary Studies 94
INTRNT’L International Studies 59
JAPANESE Japanese 44
JOURNAL Journalism 61
LIB STDS Bachelor of Liberal Studies 31
MATH Mathematics 67
MED TECH Medical Technology 68
MIL SCI Military Science 70
MPA Master of Public Affairs 83
MUSIC Music 73
NURS-CNP Nursing 71
NURSING Nursing 74
PHIL Philosophy 76
PHY/AST Physics/Astronomy 82
PHYS ED Physical Education and Health
Promotion 77
PHYS SCI Physical Science 80
POL SCI Political Science 84
PRAC ARTS Practical Arts 85
PRTGUESE Portuguese 47
PSYCH Psychology 86
PUB ADM Public Affairs 81
READING Reading Education 15
RELSTDS Religious Studies 87
RUSSIAN Russian 48
SOC Sociology 92
SEC ED Secondary Education 14
SOC WORK Social Work 93
SPANISH Spanish 49
SPEC ED Special Education 16
SRVC CRS Service Courses in Education 11
URB/REG Urban and Regional Studies 99
WOM STDS Women’s Studies 98

Course descriptions are found in each department's section. The course title is followed by one or two sets of numbers. The numbers in parentheses (when these appear) indicate the division of time between lecture and laboratory. The first number indicates the number of lecture or problem hours (discussion group), and the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours. The number outside the parentheses indicates the number of units (crs.) the course carries; for example, in a science course listed (3+4) 5 cr., the numbers in parentheses indicate 3 lecture hours and 4 laboratory hours. The 5 cr. indicates course units (crs.). If there is no breakdown listed, assume the course is lecture only.

Abbreviations
Designations on course titles that can be used to satisfy General Education.

(EN) English
(ES) Ethnic Studies
(GE) General Education
(HU) Humanities
(MA) Mathematics
(NS) Natural Science
(NW) Non-Western
(PE) Physical Education
(SS) Social Science

B. Prerequisites
A number of courses have class level, college or specified course(s) as a pre-registration requirement. These prerequisites are determined by each appropriate department or college based on educational or curricular reasons. Students desiring an exemption from a course prerequisite should discuss their interests with the professor of the course in question.

C. Grade Policies
1. Grade point averages are calculated by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of units (crs.) attempted. Point values are related to the various letter grades as follows:

Letter GradeGrade Points Per Unit (cr.)
A4.00
AB3.50
B3.00
BC2.50
C2.00
CD1.50
D1.00
F (Failure)0.00

2. Students transferring to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus from a college or university which has a different grading system may calculate the grade points
transferred according to the following table:

Letter GradeGrade Points Per Unit (cr.)
A4.00
A-3.67
AB3.50
B+3.33
B3.00
B-2.67
BC2.50
C+2.33
C2.00
C-1.67
CD1.50
D+1.33
D1.00
D-0.67
F (Failure)0.00

Grades for courses transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average.

3. The transfer student's Student Academic Report (STAR) will display:
a. Transfer institution(s)-course numbers and titles as transferred, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points, grade point average;

b. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course numbers and titles, units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grades, grade points, grade point average;

c. All institutions-units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grade points, and grade point average.
4. The Official Transcript of the transfer student will display:
a. Transfer institution(s)-course numbers and titles as transferred, units (crs.) earned, grade points, and grade point average;

b. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course numbers and titles, units (crs.) earned, grades, and grade point average;

c. All institutions-units (crs.) attempted, units (crs.) earned, grade points, and grade point average.
5. Several other grade designations are assigned in special circumstances. They may include the following:
a. Pass/Fail
Some University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses are offered on a Pass/Fail basis. Units (crs.) in these courses are included as part of the term unit (cr.) load. Pass units (crs.) are recorded
as units (crs.) earned but units (crs.) passed are not considered as units (crs.) attempted in computing the term and cumulative grade point averages. Grades of Failure (F) in a Pass/Fail course are considered as units (crs.) attempted in computing the term and cumulative grade point averages.

b. Withdraw (W)
Withdraw is assigned for courses that the student officially dropped after the No Record drop period (The No Record drop period for a course extends through the course’s drop deadline - see Bulletin section Dropping A Course for the Deadlines.) Courses from which the student withdraws during the No Record drop period are not entered on the student's permanent record. Courses in which a "W" is assigned count as part of the term unit (cr.) load but are not included in grade point computations.

c. Incomplete (I)
The designation of Incomplete is assigned when a student is unable to complete the course work because of illness, injury, or other extenuating circumstances. "I" designations may also be assigned to students in project-centered courses in which instruction is highly individualized or in individually paced courses in which the material is extensively organized and students can progress at rates determined by their abilities. In the latter case, an "I" may be assigned only if at least two-thirds of the course objectives have been accomplished within the grading period, and the student has maintained a consistent rate of progress in the course.

The student and instructor will make written arrangements allowing the Incomplete to be removed within the next 17 week term. These arrangements must be described in full on a "Work Incomplete" form to be filed with the appropriate department chairperson before the official grade list is completed.

Courses for which an Incomplete has been assigned are included as part of the term unit (cr.) load. Incomplete designations are not included in grade point computations.

NOTE: A student may not graduate from the University if an Incomplete appears on the student's transcript. In order to qualify for graduation, all Incomplete grades must be recorded as a final letter grade before the official end of the term in which the student wishes to graduate. The student may request that an Incomplete be converted to an F grade in order to be allowed to graduate. After graduation, no grade change is allowed.

Incomplete designations that have not been changed to appropriate course letter grades through instructor action by the last day of the following 17 week term are automatically assigned an "F". The Registrar's Office will alert both the student and the department chairperson to these impending grade assignments at least two weeks before they are made. Extensions of time must be arranged through the appropriate Department Chairperson or equivalent.

d. Not Reported (NR)
Not Reported is assigned when an instructor has not filed an official grade by the time the student’s grade report is prepared. NR is changed to the appropriate grade as soon as the instructor submits the grade.

e. Audit (AU)
Students may wish to audit a course in order to learn more about a subject which is of personal interest and/or to prepare for future courses which they may wish to take or be required. The signature of the instructor is required in order to register for a course for audit.

If a course is audited, the students will receive a designation of AU on their grade report and transcript. An audit is not a grade and is not calculated in a grade point average; it carries no degree unit (cr.).

Students who audit courses are expected to attend class regularly but need not take examinations or do other course work which would require evaluation by the instructor. The instructor may withdraw the student for non-attendance. Students may change the status of a course from audit to unit (cr.) during the first 20 class days of a 17- or 14- week term; during the first 10 days of 10-, 8- or 7-week term, or during the first 3 days of a 4- or 3-week term. The signature of the instructor is required to change registration of a course from audit to unit (cr.).

Students changing from unit (cr.) to audit after the first week of a term will be charged the full per unit (cr.) fee for the course.
D. Repeated Courses
Students may repeat courses to improve their grade on a space available basis. Such students may not enroll sooner than 30 days prior to the first day of classes. They should check with their advisors to find out if their major has additional regulations on course repeats. A student needs to complete a Course Repeat Card only if the repeated course has a different course number than when the course was originally taken. Cards are available in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey 130.

Each course may be repeated only once. Students may appeal that restriction through the Coordinator of Academic Advisement of the College in which they are enrolled.

The most recent grade awarded will be used in the computation of grade point averages. If a student repeats a course and earns a lower grade, the lower grade will be used in the computation of grade point averages. Units (crs.) earned for a course repeated on another campus will transfer to this university and will be used in the computation of the student's grade point average; the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh course it is repeating is not used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate courses repeated after graduation will not change the undergraduate cumulative grade point average.

E. Class Standing
A student's class standing is determined by successful completion of units (crs.).

Units (crs.) Earned Class Standing
90+ Senior
60-89 Junior
30-59 Sophomore
0-29 Freshman

F. Requirements of Colleges, Departments or Professional Programs
Each college, department, or professional program may establish its own grade point average requirements for admission, retention or graduation and/or licensure, but computation of grade point average will be based upon all units (crs.) attempted in all applicable courses.

G. Honors

1. Graduation Honors
a. All units (crs.) attempted at all institutions are used to determine a student's grade point average and whether graduation is cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.

b. Students whose grade point average qualifies them for graduation with honors the term before they graduate will be recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. Honors designation on transcripts will be based upon the student's completed academic record.

c. Cumulative grade point requirements for graduation honors:
1) Cum Laude: 3.5 grade point average
2) Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 grade point average
3) Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 grade point average
2. Term Honor Roll
Every student who has completed a program of at least 12 unit (cr.) hours (not including P/F courses) during that term and has received a term grade point average of 3.30 or better, with no individual course grade below "C" and no grades of ?I? incomplete, is placed on the University Honor Roll.

3. Dean's List
A term grade point average of 3.75 or better computed on at least 12 term unit (cr.) hours (not including P/F courses) with no individual term course grade below a "C" and no grade of “I” incomplete, is required for inclusion on the Dean's List.

H. Graduation From the University
Students planning to graduate from the University should obtain an Application for Graduation from the Cashier's Office, Dempsey 232. The completed application must be filed with the Academic Advisement Office, Dempsey 130, before the end of the term preceding the term in which the student plans to graduate.

A graduation check will be completed in the Academic Advisement Office and mailed to the student. Students whose records are incomplete (e.g., course incomplete, official transcripts for transfer courses not on file, grades not recorded) or who fail to meet degree requirements may be considered for graduation in a subsequent term. These students will need to file another Application for Graduation. However, payment of another graduation fee is not required.

A student may not graduate from the University if an Incomplete grade appears on the student's transcript. In order to qualify for graduation, all Incompletes must be recorded as a final letter grade before the official end of the term the student wishes to graduate. The student may request that an Incomplete be converted to a grade of F in order to be allowed to graduate. After graduation, no grade changes are allowed.

Commencement ceremonies are held in December and May at the end of each 14-week term. Students whose graduation date is at the end of the summer term have the option of participating in the graduation ceremony of either the spring or fall commencement nearest their graduation date. A student's official graduation date will be the final day of classes of 17-week fall or spring or 8-week summer term in which he or she completes the graduation requirements. All requirements for graduation must be completed by the final day of the term in which the student wishes to graduate.

Students may apply for and be granted their degrees at the end of a term without having been registered for course work during that term.

I. Good Standing Requirements
Students are expected to meet requirements to remain in good academic standing. Requirements involve both academic and unit (cr.) completion standards. All students enrolled for 6 or more units (crs.) are reviewed each term following completion of the 14-week term.

Cumulative grade point averages for determination of academic standing are calculated on the basis of all units (crs.) attempted at all institutions.
a. Academic standards
1) Maintain 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
2) Earn a minimum of 1.0 term grade point average.
b. Unit (cr.) completion standards
1) Earn a minimum of 9 units (crs.) per term if a full-time student (enrolled for 12 or more units (crs.)).
2) Earn a minimum of 5 units (crs.) per term if a part-time student (enrolled for 6-11 units (crs.)).
3) The unit (cr.) completion requirement must be met each term and is cumulative. Thus, a student who enrolls for 12 or more units (crs.) each term must complete the following:
after 1 term - at least 9 units (crs.)
after 2 terms - at least 18 units (crs.)
after 3 terms - at least 27 units (crs.)
after 4 terms - at least 36 units (crs.).
4) Interim courses taken in weeks 15-17 of the fall and spring semesters are counted in this requirement.
5) Courses taken during summer session contribute to the cumulative unit (cr.) totals but do not eliminate a prior term's failure to satisfy the unit (cr.) completion requirements.
J. Probation and Suspension Policies
Students are on probation following the 14-week term when they fail to satisfy the Good Standing Requirements. However, if by the end of the 17th week of a term, additional course work has been completed and/or a grade(s) has been changed which changes the student's academic record, the status will be reviewed and adjusted as appropriate. Academic probation status is determined through a review process of the college (Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Letters and Science, or Nursing) in which the student is enrolled. The Review Process includes the following:
a. On probation
A student whose record does not meet the requirements for good standing will be placed on probation in accordance with the particular requirements of the college in which he/she is enrolled.

b. Suspension
Suspension is a classification of probation resulting in the complete severance of the student from the university for at least one term and a summer session. Suspension will generally occur when:
1) A student fails to achieve Good Standing in three consecutive semesters; or
2) A student fails to achieve Good Standing in two consecutive semesters if he/she was admitted to the university as a transfer or reentry student who did not meet the Good Standing Requirements; or
3) A student who, after having been academically suspended and allowed to continue or reenter the university, fails to achieve a cumulative grade point average that would qualify for Good Standing; or
4) A student who has a term grade point average below 1.00 (some colleges modify this grade point average for first term freshmen); or
5) A student who does not satisfy the conditions of a probation contract required by his/her previous academic action; or
6) A student has failed to meet satisfactory academic progress standards.
c. Suspension Appeals
University suspension may be appealed if the student believes there are circumstances that warrant an appeal. Normally, such circumstances would involve situations external to the student which prevented the achievement of minimum academic standards. Students must document the situation with second party confirmation.

Students who are appealing need to file a Suspension Appeal. The Suspension Appeal and supporting documents (e.g. second party confirmation) must be submitted on or before the established appeal deadline to the appropriate college designee: Colleges of Business, Education and Human Services and Nursing = College Coordinator of Academic Advisement; College of Letters and Science = Student Personnel Officer.

The suspension appeal decision of the College Dean or Dean's Designee is final.

d. Notification of probation/suspension status
Each student who has been placed on probation or suspended will be notified by letter from the appropriate Dean's Office. For students enrolled in interim this status is subject to change.

e. Reentry to the University after suspension
After a term and summer session of suspension, a student may request re-admission to the University by completing the REENTRY APPLICATION which is available from the Admission Office, Dempsey 135. THE APPLICATION FOR REENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JULY 15 FOR THE FALL TERM AND DECEMBER 15 FOR THE SPRING TERM. In order to be formally considered for reentry, a student must provide evidence that the problems leading to suspension have been resolved and that he/she is now prepared to be successful. Requests for reentry should only be made when one or more of the following have been accomplished:
1) UW Oshkosh "Incomplete" grades have been completed, resulting in an academic record which meets the required grade point standards and the academic standards of the University.

2) Courses completed at another college or university (or through correspondence work), with acceptable grades and academic progress, are documented on an official transcript reeentry application.

3) Progress has been made toward resolving personal concerns which previously had hampered academic achievement. Written confirmation by the appropriate professional must be submitted with the reentry application (Example: Medical statement).
For additional information, contact the coordinator of the program you are reentering in the Academic Advisement Office, Dempsey 130, 920-424-3454.

V. COURSE AND ACADEMIC POLICIES

A. Academic Advisement
The Academic Advisement/Registration Office is located on the first floor of Dempsey Hall, the University’s centrally located administration building. The staff is available to serve students from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Hours are extended during peak periods as arranged in each term’s Timetables and also until 6:30 PM on Mondays when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Students are assigned an academic advisor when admitted to the University. 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 major), and the College of Nursing are assigned an advisor in the University Academic Advisement/ Registration Office. Students from the College of Education and Human Services (Secondary Education) and the College of Letters and Science (Declared major) are assigned an
advisor from their major area of study. Graduate students are assigned an advisor from their appropriate academic program. Students admitted to the University through the Assistance Program (AP) are required to meet regularly with their academic advisor in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office. After meeting with their advisor, they will register in person according to registration procedures. Assistance Program students must enroll in the appropriate basic knowledge and skills courses and any other courses that are needed for their academic enhancement. Maximum unit (cr.) loads are limited to 13 units (crs.) in the 14 week term and 3 units (crs.) in the 15-17 week term during their first two terms of attendance at the University.

The advisors in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office 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 responsibilities include: counseling new students regarding appropriate courses to take that are consistent with their high school record, ACT results, major/minor, and career objectives; counseling continuing students regarding appropriate courses, career objectives, personal goals, financial concerns, 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.

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION
1. Registration Dates -
New Freshmen Fall- May through August
New Transfer/Reentry Fall - February through August
Spring - October through January

2. Deposit Requirement
$100 for new freshmen, transfer, and reentry students. This deposit is applied toward the term fees and is refundable via written request through July 1 (fall) and December 1 (spring).

3. Timetables Available
Fall - February
Summer - February
Spring – September
Timetables may be accessed on the Web through the UW Oshkosh website at www.uwosh.edu.

4. Additional Information:
Dempsey Hall 130, 920-424-3454.

B. Course Attendance
While attendance and punctuality are under the control of each instructor, students are expected to be present for each scheduled class session.

1. Students are directly responsible to each of their instructors for attendance in each scheduled class.

2. Instructors may initiate their own policies regarding attendance; if an instructor teaches more than one section of a course, the same policy should be used for all sections.

3. Instructors are expected to announce their attendance policy to each class, but it is the responsibility of the student to know the policies of each of his/her instructors.

4. If students must be absent to participate in a group activity sponsored by the University and approved by the Vice Chancellor, the group's faculty advisor or the instructor in charge should provide a signed excuse at the request of a participating student.

5. A college dean may recommend to the instructor that a student who incurs an absence for personal reasons be excused.

6. A University physician may, at his/her discretion, recommend to the instructor that a student who incurs an absence for health reasons be excused.

7. In all cases of absence, excused or otherwise, the student is responsible for completing missed work. The instructor is not required to do extra teaching unless so assigned.

8. Students may only attend courses/sections for which they are registered.

C. Maximum Student Unit (cr.) Loads
One unit (cr.) is generally equivalent to 14 class hours of instruction (lecture) work per term (laboratory, discussion, studio and physical activity experiences normally require more time per unit (cr.).)

Recognizing that precise definitions of student unit (cr.) load are difficult to realize in all cases, the following unit (cr.) load maximums have been established for undergraduates.

17-week term 21 units (crs.)
14-week term 18 units (crs.)
7-week term 9 units (crs.)
3-week term 3 units (crs.)
8-week term 9 units (crs.)
4-week term 6 units (crs.)

In extraordinary circumstances, students may file a written request to exceed these limits. Students should see an advisor in Academic Advisement/Registration for application for permission to schedule an overload. Final decisions on overload requests are made by the Dean of the College.

Units (crs.) dropped with a grade of "W" are considered part of the term total units (crs.) attempted and are subject to fee payments.

D. Changing a Student's Registration

ADDING A COURSE
If you add or drop courses during the 11-20th academic calendar day of the fall or spring term resulting in your having added or dropped 19 or more units (crs.) for the 17-week term, you will incur an additional tuition charge on a per unit (cr.) basis. A student may add courses as follows:

Course
length
Course adds are
allowed to the
end of class day
(without
instructor's
signature):
Course adds are
allowed to the
end of class day
(with instructor's
signature):
14/17 weeks 5th day 20th day
7 weeks 5th day 10th day
3 weeks 2nd day 5th day
8/10 weeks 5th day 10th day
4 weeks 2nd day 5th day

A student wanting to add a course after the deadline (instructor signature required) must complete a REQUEST FOR LATE ADD FORM describing relevant extenuating circumstances. This form is available in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey 130, and must be approved by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Office.

DROPPING A COURSE
Deadlines for dropping courses are:

Course
length:
Course drops are
allowed to the end of
class day:
14/17 weeks 20th day
7 weeks 10th day
3 weeks 4th day
8/10 weeks 10th day
4 weeks 5th day

Course drops completed during the above time periods will not be reflected on the student's transcript.

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 Office, Dempsey 130, and must be approved by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Office.
Students should consult the Fee/Refund Schedule for refunds and charges as fee policy may not coincide with academic policy.

The drop policy also pertains to changes from unit (cr.) to audit.

E. Withdrawal from the University
Withdrawal is a complete severance of attendance from the
University. A student may request withdrawal after the opening day of classes in any term by completing a TERM WITHDRAWAL FORM, available in the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey 130.

Withdrawal deadlines:

Course
length:
Withdrawals are
allowed with
advisor's signature
to the end of class day:
14/17 weeks 40th day
7 weeks 20th day
3 weeks 10th day
8/10 weeks 25th day
4 weeks 15th day

Students seeking to withdraw after the deadlines must complete a TERM WITHDRAWAL FORM and a REQUEST FOR LATE DROP FORM for approval by the appropriate Coordinator of Academic Advisement and Dean's Office. If the request is approved, grades of "W" will be assigned. If the request is not approved, grades will be placed on the student's record as assigned by instructors.

NOTE:Withdrawal does not remove the obligation for costs incurred by a student during a term.

Students who have already completed a course during the term and wish to leave the University will retain the grade of the completed class (i.e. a seven-week class) and should drop the remaining courses. Total withdrawal from the University automatically assigns ?W?’s to all courses, except completed courses, for the term.

A student who withdraws and does not re-register in the same term must complete reentry procedures to return for a subsequent term.

F. Exceptions to Academic Policy
Students may request exceptions to academic policy, including but not limited to, period to add a course; period to drop a course; period to withdraw from a term; number of times a course may be repeated; maximum number of units (crs.) per term; General Education requirements; and 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 Dean or Dean's Designee is final.

G. Student Complaints Against Faculty and Academic Staff
Students who have complaints against faculty or academic staff have two procedures they may follow if the alleged
misconduct is not judged serious enough to seek dismissal. The two procedures are as follows:
1. A student who believes that the staff member has violated University rules, professional ethics or performed in a way warranting disciplinary procedures, may start proceedings in a formal manner by preparing a written complaint to be submitted to the Chancellor or his designee.

2. A student with a complaint about classroom treatment, grades or other matters will normally wish to seek resolution of the matter informally as follows:
a. Meet with the staff member. Most complaints are resolved this way.

b. Should the complaint not be resolved by this meeting, the student next meets with the staff member's supervisor.

The supervisor is in the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing and the College of Business Administration. For the College of Letters and Science, the College of Education and Human Services, and the Graduate School, the supervisor is the Department Chairperson. In the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program, the supervisor is the Director.

c. The staff member's supervisor will give the student written procedures covering complaints. The supervisor will determine the facts, and try to mediate between staff member and student and resolve the complaint.

d. Should the supervisor's efforts be unsatisfactory to the student, the written procedures provide more formal steps. The student must prepare a written complaint for a grievance committee within a specified time period. Inaction by the student at this point indicates that the complaint has been dropped.

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 Office staff in Dempsey 130.
H. Independent Study and Related Readings
The 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 critiqued 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 units (crs.) in IS/RR combined toward the 120 required for graduation. General prerequisites: Junior standing (60 units (crs.)) 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
Psychology 446 A maximum total of 6 units (crs.) of IS/RR and Special Problems in Psychology may be counted in meeting the minimum unit (cr.) requirements of any Psychology major or minor.
Chemistry 446 Independent Study/Research course in Chemistry
and
Chemistry 456 Related Readings/Chemistry course –
maximum of 9 units (crs.)

Art 446 (May be repeated) Independent Study/Art course - maximum of 3 units (crs.)

I. Correspondence Courses
A maximum of 16 units (crs.) earned by correspondence may be applied toward a degree at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Questions concerning accreditation of another college and its correspondence course offerings should be directed to the Transfer Evaluator in the Admissions Office at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Upon completion of a correspondence course, the student must request that an official transcript be sent from the college offering the course to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

A student who has paid full-time fees at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is entitled to a waiver of course fees (but not registration charges or text costs) 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 Office prior to taking the course.

J. Admission to Professional Programs
The professional programs within the Colleges of Education and Human Services, Nursing and Business Administration require completion of special courses and achievement of minimum grade levels before continuation at the upper level is permitted. The following table lists those requirements. Any questions about admission to these professional programs should be directed to the Academic Advisement/Registration Office, Dempsey 130.

ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
College Education and... Human Services Nursing Business Administration
Professional
Programs
(Admission I) Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Dual (Elementary/Special Education)
Human Services
Nursing
Accounting, Finance, Operations Mgmt, Human Resources Mgmt, Marketing, Administration Mgmt, MIS
Units (crs.) earned
before admitted

40
60
45
60
Overall GPA
needed

**2.75
2.75
2.75*
2.50
Special grade
requirements

See COEHS (PEP) Admission requirements
See Human Services Admission requirements
“C” or better in pre-nursing courses
2.20 GPA in pre-business core courses
Maximum number
accepted

Limited enrollment
Not applicable
Limited enrollment
Not applicable
Clinical/Intermediate
Field Experience

Admission to the college
Admission to the program
Admission to the program
Not applicable
Student Teaching
& Field Experience

(Admission II) 1) Apply when eligible for a baccalaureate degree 2) A 3.00 GPA in the major, minor, all education course work, and cumulative
Apply after completion of all Human Services Core Courses with a GPA of 3.00 in Human Service courses and cumulative overall GPA of 2.75.
Not applicable
Not applicable
Health Exam
Required on file for Admission I
Required on file for all field experiences (TB testing only)
Required for admission (including immunization) CPR certification
Not applicable
Program Appeal
for Readmission

Admission Committee
Admission Committee
Academic Standing Committee
Readmission Appeal Review Committee
Application deadline
Admission I September 15 for fall term review and admission; February 15 for spring term review and admission
Admission II March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission
March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission
March 1 for fall term admission; October 1 for spring term admission
Applications are accepted during the term in which the student will complete 60 units (crs.) and the pre-business courses.
*In the event that more than the maximum students that can be accommodated meet the minimum requirements, they will be ranked in order by grade point for the selection. See College of Nursing admissions/progression policy.

**May vary from term to term in the event that more than the maximum students meet the minimum requirements. Due to enrollment management, not all students who meet minimum requirements may be admitted. Enrollment management is in effect for all teacher licensure majors. For more information contact the Professional Education Program (PEP) Office, N/E 113, 920-424-0115.
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Last Updated July 1, 2001