Pathway for Success

Pathway for Success


The Pathway for Success program demonstrates UW-Whitewater's commitment of ensuring the academic success of students by providing additional support and assistance during the critical first year of their degree program.  A committee selects students based on all application materials.  Students selected for Pathway for Success show potential that the committee believes can be expanded upon through the additional support provided. 

The program supports students through: 

  • Weekly check-ins with an Academic Advisor through a New Student Seminar course 
  • Classes designed to build academic skills and knowledge of available resources on campus  
  • Social events to build community and create a sense of belonging to campus 
  • Embeds academic support opportunities throughout the semester 

Students will be advised by Pathway for Success advisors in the Academic Advising & Exploration Center (AAEC) for two semesters. Students will interact with their Pathway for Success advisors and peers through individual meetings, classroom presentations, group meetings, Pathway for Success sponsored events, and the New Student Seminar course. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if your admission letter states that admission is contingent upon participation in Pathway for Success; your participation is required.    

You have been admitted to UW-Whitewater because we think you would make a great addition to our university butwe also see a need to build upon the academic skills required to be successful in college.  The program is designed to help you build a strong academic foundation to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.    

The requirements associated with Pathway for Success are designed to help you inside and outside of the classroom.  These requirements provide the opportunity and structure to enhance your academic, time management, and social skills.     

Pathway for Success requirements are limited to your first two semesters but the opportunity to be a part of the Pathway community extends throughout your undergraduate career.  

Classes at UW-Whitewater lower than level 100 do not count towards graduation but do count towards full-time status (which can impact living in the residence halls and financial aid). Students will be placed into Math and English courses based on placement tests or ACT/SAT scores.

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Academic Advising & Exploration Center
Roseman 2054
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190-1790


Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Office Phone: (262) 472-4646