Meet with an advisor and make a plan
Radio TV Film Faculty Advisors are here to support your success in college, to help you determine future goals, and to develop a path to professional success (no matter what you decide to do after you graduate!). Students should meet with their RTF Advisor each semester to ensure they are meeting all department and university requirements in a timely fashion.
To find out who your advisor is you will need to sign in to Titan Web. If you do not have an advisor or need to speak with one, contact the Radio TV Film office at (920) 424-3131 or email@example.com.
DECLARING RADIO TV FILM AS YOUR MAJOR or MINOR
If you are interested in becoming a Radio TV Film major or minor, but don’t know if this is the right path for you, please contact Claire Armstrong in the Department Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a meeting with a faculty member and a tour of the facilities to help you decide.
Once you have decided on Radio TV Film as a major or minor, you will need to contact UARC to declare your decision by calling (920) 424-1268 or stopping by the Student Success Center – Suite 202, and a PAL will assist you.
CHOOSING A COMPLEMENTARY MINOR
RTF majors are required to complete a minor OR two certificates in other areas of study. Alternatively, students may complete a second major. Once you have decided on a minor or two certificates, you will need to contact UARC to declare your decision by calling (920) 424-1268 or stopping by the Student Success Center – Suite 202, and a PAL will assist you.
PREPARING FOR A MEETING WITH YOUR ADVISOR
This video demonstrates how to access your advisement report.
Before your meeting with your faculty advisor be sure to do the following:
- Review your advisement report
- Know what your remaining degree requirements are
- Review the next semester’s RTF course offerings
- Know what your current RTF GPA is:
RTF ADVISING HOLD
When a declared RTF major/minor completes 45 credits an RTF faculty advisor will be reassigned from their UARC advisor. An email will be sent to the student with an introduction and information on how to set up an advising appointment.
At this point RTF majors should be meeting with their faculty advisor at least once a semester to make sure they are on the right track and able to graduate in a timely and efficient manner. An academic hold will be placed on every RTF major’s Titan Web account when they reach 45 credits and have been assigned a faculty advisor. The hold will be removed once a meeting has taken place with the faculty advisor.
All RTF courses above RTF 310 carry a prerequisite of a minimum RTF grade point average of 2.5, unless otherwise noted in the course prerequisites. The ability to enroll in courses that have the GPA prerequisite varies based on student major/minor status, as described below.
RTF students (majors and minors)
- Students with an RTF GPA of at least 2.5:
- May enroll via TitanWeb as they would for any open course
- Students with an RTF GPA under 2.5:
- Will be prevented from enrolling via TitanWeb due to unfulfilled prerequisite
- May file an appeal (see process below) if they wish to be allowed to enroll in a specific course(s)
Ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to maintain and be aware of their RTF GPA. Students are encouraged to speak frequently with their advisor if they have GPA concerns.
In consultation with their RTF advisor, a student who does not meet the 2.5 RTF GPA requirement may file an appeal to enroll in an RTF course(s) during the registration period for the next semester.
WHEN A COURSE IS FULL
Radio TV Film instructors keep waitlists for their courses so if a course is full, contact the instructor to be added to the waitlist. Be sure to include your student ID number. If a spot opens up in the course and you are next in line, you will be contacted to confirm that you still want to enroll in the course and then enrolled by the Department Office.
For RTF 220Q3 Digital Narratives Quest III course, contact Claire Armstrong in the department office at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist. If a spot opens up in the course and you are next in line, you will be added to the course and sent an email confirmation.
CHOOSING SCIENCE COURSES
Students completing a BA need to complete four semesters of a foreign language or a complete four semester equivalency (meaning, for example, if you take the placement test and test into second semester Spanish, you get credit for first semester Spanish and then take three more semesters of Spanish). BA students need to complete two lab science courses.
Students completing a BS don’t have a foreign language requirement, but they have to complete four lab science courses and, a second math class. Use this list for more information on Lab Science pairings.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
Radio TV Film Department