Academic Advising

The Advising webpage includes information for all the points below.

  • How to make an appointment
  • Meet our Advisors
  • General contact and location information

Declaring a Major, Minor or Certificate

Students in the School of Education can declare a major, minor, or certificate by meeting with an academic advisor.

Appealing a Campus/College Policy

  • If you are currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction or Exceptional Education and a teaching license, please email your Academic Advisor.
  • If you are ONLY pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree within the School of Education, please contact your faculty advisor.
  • Please note that submission of an appeal does not guarantee approval.

Appeals – Advisor Approval

Change Grading Option of a Course After Deadline
Complete the Change Grading Option of a Course After Deadline form to request approval to change the grading option for a course after the published deadline.
Concurrent Enrollment for Semester/Year
Complete the Concurrent Enrollment for Semester/Year form to request approval to take a course at UWM and another institution during the same semester.
Credit Overload for Semester/Year
Complete the Credit Overload for Semester/Year form to request approval to enroll in credits beyond the maximum allowed amount in each semester (fall/spring – 18 cr, summer – 12 cr).
Take a Course a Third Time
Complete the Take a Course a Third Time form to to request permission to take a course for a third time.

Appeals – Committee Approval

Approval to Withdraw from the University
Complete the Approval to Withdraw from the University form to request a withdrawal from a semester after the published deadline.
Dean’s OK to Continue
Complete the Dean’s OK to Continue form to request reinstatement (re-admission) to UWM after or prior to the duration of an academic drop.
Drop a Class After the Deadline
Complete the Drop a Class After the Deadline form to request to drop a course after the published deadline.
General Education Requirement Waiver
Complete the General Education Requirement Waiver form if you are requesting a waiver or substitution of a general education requirement.

Appeals – Faculty Approval

Course Substitution Request
Complete the Course Substitution Request form to request that a different course be used to satisfy a specific course requirement.

Student Resources

Visit the Office of Student Services webpage for additional student resources.

Campus Resources