Faculty Advising FAQs
How do I know who my advisees are?
How do you change a major or minor?
How long does a student have to drop a class?
Students should check for deadlines in the add/drop calendar before dropping classes. If the class is the student’s only class, see question on Withdrawing from the University, below.
If a student wants to drop a class after these deadlines, she/he must complete a Request for Late Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Dempsey 130).
Is withdrawing from the University the same as dropping a class?
No. Dropping a course and withdrawing from the university are two separate issues with different deadlines and processes. Dropping a course is the deletion of a single course from your schedule. Withdrawing from the university is the dropping of all courses, including interim.
Students may withdraw from the University by dropping all their classes. They must notify the Registrar’s Office in one of the following ways:
- Come to the Registrar’s Office in Dempsey 130
- Call the Registrar’s Office at (920) 424-3454
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter to Registration Office, Attn: Withdraw, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901. Please include your name, Student ID number and the term from which you are withdrawing.
The deadlines for withdrawals vary for each term & session Please see the Add Drop Calendar.
After these deadlines, students seeking to withdraw must complete a Term Withdrawal Form, including Part II Appeal for Late Term Withdrawal. Students should consult the Fee/Refund Schedule for information about refunds and charges. Withdrawal does not remove the obligation for costs incurred by a student during the semester. Questions should be directed to Student Accounts, Dempsey 236, (920) 424-1332.
If a student doesn’t attend for a semester do they have to re-apply?
Yes. Students who do not attend a semester will need to reapply to the campus when returning. Contact the Admissions Office, Dempsey 135 or phone (920) 424-0202.
How do I find out about Study Abroad?
To learn about study abroad programs contact the Office of International Education at (920) 424-0775 or by email to Study Abroad. Their website is also an excellent source to learn about the study abroad programs.
How does a student get permission for a credit overload?
The following unit (cr.) load maximums have been established for undergraduates:
- 17-week term: 21 units (crs.)
- 14-week term: 18 units (crs.)
- 7-week term: 9 units (crs.)
- 3-week term: 3 units (crs.)
- 8-week term: 9 units (crs.)
- 4-week term: 6 units (crs.)
In extraordinary circumstances students may file a written request to exceed these limits. Students should see an adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, Student Success Center Suite 202, for an application for appeal to schedule an overload. Final decisions on overload requests are made by the respective college Assistant Director or Dean’s Designee.
What should students consider when thinking about dropping below full time status?
Dropping below full time (12 credits for a regular semester) can cause problems in the following areas:
- Athletic eligibility
- Discount on insurance rates
- Veterans benefits and financial aid
- Eligibility for the Dean’s list
- Progress toward graduation and financial aid
How can a student find out how courses transfer to or from UW Oshkosh?
How can a student request a transcript?
The cost of transcripts are $5.00 per set for regular service (3-5 day processing) and $7.00 per set for rush service (24 hour processing). Checks or money orders made payable to UW Oshkosh, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or cash are accepted. Transcripts will not be issued to students who have any outstanding financial obligations to the University.
UW Oshkosh has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act on the Registrar’s behalf in providing proof of enrollment for third parties. Third parities could include: health insurers, loan guarantors, credit issuers and housing providers. Students can log into Titan Web to print their Enrollment Certificate. By printing this enrollment certificate, students do NOT need to stop by the Registrar’s Office to obtain verification.
How does a student obtain a verification of graduation?
What is an Academic Leave of Absence (LOA)?
Eligible students can request an LOA application form online. The form should be submitted during the semester prior to the student’s absence.
Early Alert FAQs
What is Faculty Early Alert?
Faculty Early Alert is part of the University Assessment Plan. Our program was designed by faculty representing the four colleges and is based on national best practices.
Why is the grading deadline so early in the semester?
Data shows that students identified as struggling by the 3rd to 5th week of classes earn lower GPAs and are frequently not retained by the university. These students require early intervention in order to have a chance for success in higher education.
Do I have to give a test to participate in Early Alert?
What grades are used for Early Alert?
- ACA; current grade is lower than a C
- ATT; has not attended class regularly and grade could be affected
- BOT; has not attended class regularly and current grade is lower than a C
- OK; current grade is a C or higher
Why aren’t letter grades used?
How do I submit Early Alert grades?
What happens when I submit my grade roster?
How are students informed about Early Alert?
By discussing Faculty Early Alert in class you can emphasize the seriousness of the alerts and what students can do in response as well as increase the likelihood that students will follow up with you for specific suggestions for improvement.
What do students do as a result of receiving an Early Alert?
What else is done with the Early Alert information submitted by faculty?
What if I do not submit a grade roster?
How do we know Early Alert helps students?
National data show that Faculty Early Alert programs with the highest levels of faculty participation are most effective and there are numerous examples of campuses that experienced significant improvements in retention after implementing Faculty Early Alert programs.
How is Early Alert different from midterm grades?
How can I support student success through Early Alert?
- Submit Early Alert grades during the grading period – dates are shared by e-mail several times each semester
- Tell students about Early Alert in class and what you expect them to do if they receive an alert from you
- Include a statement about Early Alert in your syllabus such as;
“UW Oshkosh conducts an Early Alert program for all 14-week undergraduate courses to provide students with performance feedback early in the term so that appropriate action can be taken if needed. You will receive an e-mail from Academic Advising with the subject Early Grade Report on (DATE). Please read the e-mail carefully and see me if your grade is lower than a C and/or you have not attended class regularly.”