Policies and Procedures

Most policies and procedures can be found in the Academic Guide, which students are responsible for reading. 

Applying for Graduation

All students must apply for graduation as they near completion of their degree and major requirements. The application for graduation is available in the MyUW Student Center.

Minimum Degree Requirements for all SoHE majors:

  • At least 120 credits earned
  • At least 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Last 30 credits completed in residence

Semester Credit Overload

Students must receive permission from the SoHE SAA office to take more than 18 credits in one fall or spring semester. Please initiate a credit overload request with your SoHE academic advisor.

Academic Standing

Students who do not earn a 2.0 semester GPA will be placed on academic probation or strict probation. Talk with your advisor if you are struggling in classes.

Course Change Request

Adding a class after deadlines, changing the number of course credits, and declaring pass/fail are completed through a Course Change Request in the MyUW Student Center. Most of these actions also require permission from the SoHE SAA office.

Late Drop Petition

SoHE requires that students follow drop deadlines outlined by the Office of the Registrar. Under certain special situations students may request an exception to drop one or more courses after the drop deadline through a petition.

Late Drop Petitions are only considered when students face significant, unforeseeable circumstances outside of their control that negatively impact their ability to successfully complete a course(s).

Students who believe they meet the requirements to petition must meet with their SoHE academic advisor and complete the online petition form.