Academic Resources


Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience. UW-Barron County advisors are available to assist you in developing educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about your educational plans rests directly with you, but your academic advisor is here to help!


UW-BC contracts with an outside vendor for services.  You can buy (new or used) or rent (new or used) textbooks plus the bookstore also sells supplies, personal items, UW-BC apparel, etc.  Find out more!

Career Development

While acquiring a college education goes beyond merely job preparation, most students would say that their primary objective for earning a degree is to work in a field that satisfies and is rewarding.  Whether you have made a firm career decision or are among those who are still developing plans, there are many opportunities at UW-BC to be preparing for your career.


Visit the UW Colleges Catalog for official and archived information about admission, registration, financial aid, academic regulations, course descriptions and more. Your campus is part of the UW Colleges network.


The UW Colleges Copyright Policy (UWCAP #53) complies with UW System guidelines for respecting copyright and fair use. As established by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, copyright provides the creators of original works of authorship with a limited set of exclusive rights to copy, distribute, and perform their works. The UW Colleges Appropriate Use Policy may also be consulted.

Please visit the Copyright section of the UW Colleges website for complete information.

Distance Education

Distance education courses include: WisLine Video, Point-to-Point, Online, and WisLine Web delivery modes. These courses are offered to expand on-campus offerings by providing a mechanism for students to take courses at a distance (or from home via the internet).

GPA Calculator

Housed on the UW Colleges website, the Online GPA Calculator was created by Carl Adler and modified with permission.

Use the online GPA calculator to:

  1. Estimate current semester GPA
  2. Find out how this semester's grades affect you cumulative GPA
  3. Find out how the grades you anticipate recieving in your current courses will affect your overall GPA
  4. Determine what it will take and how many credit hours you will need to raise your GPA to a new specified level
  5. Determine what grade average you need to achieve this term to raise your cumulative GPA to a new specified level

Learning Center & Tools

The Learning Center offers tutoring in English, mathematics, science, and so on. Many resources are available to students at the Learning Center.


Our library catalog can be accessed from any computer with internet capability and provides an instant link to the holdings of our library as well as the libraries of the other 12 UW Colleges campuses and the 13 four-year universities.

Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a writing resource for UW Colleges students. Students can email drafts of their writing to receive feedback from the OWL director or student writing tutors.

The OWL website offers tips for essay writers, contains information about common grammar/ punctuation errors, and presents Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation guidelines.


Please see the Policies section in the UW Colleges Catalog for information about academic policies including class attendance, grade appeals, and academic integrity and misconduct.