Advising

Each UW-Barron County student is assigned to a faculty or academic staff member who acts as an advisor for both educational and career guidance. The advising process is designed to help students as they make important decisions related to their academic progress at UW-BC. As new advisees, freshmen should become familiar with both their advisor and the advising process. Below you will find guidelines to follow to make the advising process a successful part of your UW-BC experience.

Meet with your advisor...

  • to discuss any problems which affect academic performance;
  • to receive mid-term grades;
  • to select courses for the upcoming semester;
  • to add or drop courses;
  • to discuss academic progress;
  • to discuss career considerations;
  • to discuss transfer issues.

Tips for scheduling a meeting with your advisor:

  • Become familiar with your advisor’s office hours/schedule, posted on his/her office door.
  • Whenever possible, call to make an appointment.
  • If you drop by without an appointment, try to do so at a time when your advisor has posted office hours.
  • During mid-term grade advising, your advisor will have a sign-up sheet on his/her office door.
  • If your advisor is unavailable and you need to see someone immediately, come to the Student Services Office.

For students who wish to seek the Associate in Arts and Science degree, you may use this Planning Worksheet in consultation with your advisor.