Academic Advising Information (under construction)
All freshmen are advised by professional advisors in the UWW Center for Academic Advising. When students earn enough credits to be sophomores (30 credits), they are assigned a faculty member in the psychology department as their major advisor. BSE majors will be assigned an education advisor by the College of Education when they have been admitted to the college.
Students are encouraged to meet with their psychology advisor every semester.
Reflecting our strong interest in providing undergraduates with individualized guidance, all members of the Psychology faculty serve as advisors. Students meet with their advisors to discuss career choices and to select coursework that will best prepare them for their goals.
Who is my advisor?
What kinds of questions should I ask my advisor?
Is it possible to change my advisor?
How do I change a major or minor?
What is a registration hold?
When can I register?
What should I do if the course I want to enroll is full?
Can I take a course for both my major and minor?
How can I use a specific course from my major to fulfill requirements of my minor?
How to find 300,400 level social sciences/humanities course for fulfilling my BA degree?
How can I find out whether a course will be accepted at another institute?
Where can I find internships?
It is the responsibility of advisers to:
- Be available to their advisees, maintaining a reasonable number of office hours and communicating by other appropriate means.
- Help their advisees to develop and implement a comprehensive, long-range academic and career plan and to understand the relationship between the curriculum and their future plans.
- Work with advisees to discuss their progress towards their degree and provide consultation for students on such matters as course selection, academic achievement, and balancing work, school, and co-curricular activities.
- Address advisees’ concerns by referring them to appropriate student services.
- Be knowledgeable about the requirements of a particular major, the General Education program, specific degree requirements, academic policies and regulations of the university.
How should I prepare for an advising appointment?
It is the responsibility of all advisees to:
- Take the initiative in seeking advising and, with the aid of their advisers, develop a degree plan.
- Understand and fulfill all degree requirements.
- Understand academic policies and become familiar with important deadlines.
- Learn to read and use the Advising Report (AR).
- Meet regularly with an adviser to confer on educational matters, including long range academic and career planning, use of the portfolio, personal interests and abilities, course selection and choice of major(s), work load, withdrawing from class, and problems related to academic achievement.
- Prepare thoroughly for those appointments.
- Use appropriate student services: i.e., career planning, counseling, tutoring, services for students with disabilities, and other resources available at the university.