Advising

Advisor meets with student in officeEach campus offers a variety of advising services to assist students in meeting their academic, career or personal needs at no charge. Advisors will help connect you to all the necessary tools and resources you need to be a strong and confident student, prepared for success.

See Academic Resources or scroll down for additional information on transferring credits, a GPA calculator, student handbook and more.

 

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience. Advisors are available to support you with specialized advising so that you can begin your college career confident that you are heading in the right direction.

What can your Academic Advisor help you with?

Your academic advisor can help you:

  • Explore your academic and career goals.
  • Select classes that help you explore your interests, identify your eventual major or meet requirements for a major already chosen.
  • Build a class schedule that balances your homework and class load.
  • Help you pursue a major that you’ll love.
How do I make an Advising appointment?

Advising appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New or Prospective (future) Students:
UWM at Washington County advising: email wsh-adv@uwm.edu or call 262-335-5201. UWM at Waukesha advising: email wak-adv@uwm.edu or call 262-521-5040.

Continuing Students

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Meet Our Advisors

Washington County

Waukesha

TRiO

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  • Heidi Graham – Waukesha
  • Jenni Hanni Schmitz – Washington County
  • Schelzia Ross – Waukesha

Advising Resources

You must use UWM credentials to access many of the links below.

Forms and Resources
Transfer Resources
  1. Transfer from the branch campus to the main campus: Internal Transfer Form
  2. Find out how credits transfer to UWM from other institutions: Transfer Equivalency Database
  3. Transferology is a nationwide network designed to help students explore their college transfer options.  UWM puts all of its transfer equivalencies in Transferology to help you determine how your credit will transfer.
  4. Click on Articulation Agreements and Transfer Guides > “UWM Branch Campuses to UWM Main Campus” to view transfer guides to many schools, colleges, and majors.
University and/or College Policies
  1. Late add/drops that are outside of University published deadlines must go through the campus Academic Actions Committee. Contact your respective Solution Center or advisor for more information.
  2. Students can gain Re-Admission to the University after sitting out a drop of one or four semesters by submitting an application for admission for the term they wish to reenroll in and then meet with an academic advisor in the School/College they were dismissed from prior to admission.
  3. Special permission is required for branch campus students who need to take a class at the main/Kenwood campus. Students must be in contact with their advisor in the College of General Studies and there must be significant reasoning that the course needs to be taken while concurrently enrolled in CGS.  Very few exceptions will be made.  Courses taken at the main campus will carry the tuition rate for that course of the main campus.
  4. Independent Studies can be arranged with any instructor/faculty member. The student and instructor both sign and fill out an RCF form and return that to the Solution Center.
  5. Preferred Name Policy – Students may choose to use a preferred name in PAWS versus their legal name.  More information on preferred name can be found here: https://uwm.edu/onestop/your-student-record/your-information/
  6. Retroactive Application for Graduation– Students that earned or were close to having their AAS degree under the UW Colleges can apply and have the AAS degree retroactively posted. This is for students that did not apply for graduation but met the degree requirements. Student needs to complete Retroactive Application for Graduation. Student must submit any transcripts from other institutions to UWM, prior to earning the AAS degree.