Advising

Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience at UW-Waukesha. Advisors are available to assist you in developing educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. Your academic advisor can help you:
 
  • Explore your academic and career goals.
  • Select classes that promote your progress toward your degree.
  • Choose classes that help you to explore your interests, identify your eventual major, or identify courses needed for a major already chosen.
  • Build a class schedule that balances your homework and class load.
  • Connect with a knowledgeable professional in your chosen field.

The university offers a variety of advising services to assist students in meeting their academic, career, and/or personal needs. How you access an advisor depends upon whether you are a new freshman, transfer or reentry student.



Please visit the UW Colleges directory to find your advisor. 

New Freshman 

If you're a new freshemen, you will meet with an academic advisor from the Solution Center prior to the start of your first semester, as part of the course registration process during orientation. An individual advisor will then be assigned to you for your freshman year. They will also serve as your First Year Seminar instructor. As you continue into your second year, you'll work more closely with an advisor from the Solution Center.

 Additionally, students admitted to the Fresh Start Program will be advised by professional staff advisors in the Solution Center. Also, students admitted to the TRiO Program will be advised by professional staff advisors in the TRiO office. 
 

Transfer/Re-Entry Students 

If you're a transfer or re-entry student, you will meet with an academic advisor from the Solution Center prior to the start of your first semester. You'll continue to work with a Solution Center advisor throughout your time at UW-Waukesha.

 Non-Degree (Special) students are advised by Solution Center professional staff advisors

When is Advising Available?

Walk-in Advising: 10:00am-1:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Appointments: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

 

How do I apply for the Associate of Arts and Science Degree?

  1. Print off Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Application or pick up an application at the Solution Center front desk.
  2. Set up an appointment with your advisor
  3. Complete the first section of the Associate of Arts and Science Degree Application.
  4. Attend the meeting with your advisor and bring the Associate of Arts and Science Degree Application. 

Fall 2016 graduation applications are due December 14th at 4:30 p.m. 
 

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