Policies and Procedures

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

Apply to Graduate

After reviewing your DARS, apply to graduate through your UW Student Center.

Graduation Requirements:

  • 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 semester.

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.

Send Transcripts

Taking courses at another institution requires sending official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at UW-Madison in order to receive transfer credit.

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 your UW Student Center. Most of these require permission from the SoHE SAA office.

Study Abroad Notification Form

If you plan to study abroad please inform the SoHE SAA office of your plans through the above form.

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.