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SPRING 2021 UPDATE

Advisors in the College of Letters and Science are working remotely. We are here to help you as always, and we are available to you via email, phone, and video conferences.

You can email questions or concerns to your advisor directly (see Find My Advisor below), and you can make an appointment online using the Navigate portal. When you schedule your appointment, under “Service” please select either: “Microsoft Teams” if you would like a virtual appointment or “Phone Appointment” if you would like a phone meeting.  In the comments section please include a phone number you want to be contacted at if you select phone appointment as well as what you would like to discuss at the meeting.

If you select Microsoft Teams, your advisor will e-mail you a link to join the meeting for your appointment time. Please note that you must use a device that has both a camera and microphone, and you must use Chrome or Edge as your browser. Video conference works best if you use a laptop or desktop computer. If you plan to use a tablet or smart phone, you must first download the free Microsoft Teams app.


Find My Advisor

Log into your PAWS Account and find your advisor’s name in the right-hand column in the section labeled “Advisor.” Email questions or concerns to your advisor directly or make an appointment online using the Navigate portal. During busy times like registration for fall and spring classes, it is best to schedule an appointment early.


Advisement Report

Wondering how close you are to graduation? How about what classes you can take in upcoming semesters to satisfy your degree requirements? The Academic Advisement System in PAWS is designed to create a report for all undergraduate students indicating the status — satisfied or not satisfied — of primary degree requirements and, for most unsatisfied requirements, list the courses that are available to complete the requirement. All undergraduate degree-seeking students at UWM have direct access to their Academic Advisement Report on PAWS. After logging into PAWS, in the first main section labeled “Academics,” choose “Academic Requirements” in the drop-down box, and click the gold button.


Currently enrolled UWM student, but not in L&S

If you are a current UWM student from a school or college other than Letters & Science and wish to transfer to Letters & Science, please submit the Change of Program Request Form. If you are considering an L&S major and want to speak with an advisor to help you make your decision, you can send an advising appointment request to ls-advising@uwm.edu.

Your advisor is your resource for all of your academic and college-life questions. It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your overall academic and career goals; review your academic progress; develop long- and short-term plans for completion of your requirements; and select appropriate classes for your next semester. Your advisor is a professional who can connect you to other resources that will support and enrich your college experience such as study abroad, health services, or student organizations.

We encourage you to review and use the many resources available to you that are outlined here in the student handbook.