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.
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
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 advisingAssistance 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.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.
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.
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.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
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.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.)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. At least 30 of the 60 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.2. 2.00 cumulative grade point average
a. course work must include a two-course (8 units (crs.)) laboratory science sequence as defined in the Bulletin.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)The following major and minor areas of study are available in conjunction with the various Bachelor’s Degrees.
C. Majors (and Emphases) Degree
Art (Also see Fine Arts) BA/BS
Art Education BFA
Business Administration, College of
Human Resources Management BBA
Management Information Systems BBA
Operations Management BBA
(Corporate Finance Emphasis)
(End-user Computing Emphasis)
(International Management Emphasis)
(Financial Serices Emphasis)
(Legal Studies in Business)
(Speech Communication Education)
Computer Science BA/BS
Criminal Justice BA/BS
(Law and the Courts)
Elementary Education BSE
English as a Second Language (ESL) BSE
Fine Arts BFA
(Secondary Education Geography)
(Earth Science-Secondary Education)
Human Services BS
Individually Planned BA/BS
International Studies BA/BS
(General International Studies)
Medical Technology BS
Music Education BME
Music Therapy BM
Natural Science-Secondary Education BSE
(Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Physical Education BS/BSE
(Exercise and Fitness Management)
(Physical Education K-12)
(Computing and Instrumentation)
Political Science BA/BS
Religious Studies BA/BS
Social Science-Secondary Education BSE
Social Work BSW
Special Education BSE
Urban and Regional Studies BA/BS
(Urban Economic Development)
(Speech Communication Education)
Earth Science-Secondary Education
English as a Second Language
(Latin American Studies)
Legal Studies (emphasis only)
(Elementary and Junior High)
(Letters and Science/Business)
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
Urban and Regional 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
Business Administration MBA
Counselor Education MSE
Curriculum and Instruction MSE
Educational Leadership MS
Information Systems MS
Mathematics Education MS
Public Administration MPA
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.
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;
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:
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)
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.
2. Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS)
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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
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.
Designations on course titles that can be used to satisfy General Education.
(ES) Ethnic Studies
(GE) General Education
(NS) Natural Science
(PE) Physical Education
(SS) Social Science
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:
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:
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;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;5. Several other grade designations are assigned in special circumstances. They may include the following:
a. Pass/FailD. 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.).
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.
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.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 standards1) Maintain 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
b. Unit (cr.) completion standardsJ. Probation and Suspension Policies1) Earn a minimum of 9 units (crs.) per term if a full-time student (enrolled for 12 or more units (crs.)).
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 probationFor 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:
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 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.
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.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
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.
**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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