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!

Career Development Center

The Career Center (CDC) helps students explore educational and career options. The CDC is located in room M175 in Meggers Hall and is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. A wide range of career exploration resources and college catalogs are available and most may be checked out for up to two weeks through the Office of Student Services. There are also workshops offered throughout the year to assist in selecting a major and career planning. Check with the front desk for an up-to-date listing of workshops.


Visit the UW Colleges 2013-15 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 offeres 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.

Textbooks & Course Materials

UW-Barron County is one of the UW campuses that have a textbook rental system. The system is funded by a textbook rental fee that is collected as part of your tuition. The textbook rental system saves students hundreds of dollars each semester as books do not have to be purchased.

Rental textbooks for on-campus courses are available for semester-long check-out in the Library during regular hours. Please note that fines are charged for damage, and late return and replacement costs are charged for lost books. Transcripts will not be issued until all books are returned and fines and fees are paid. Please see the library's textbook checkout procedures page for more information.

Students may have to purchase certain course materials such as lab manuals, workbooks, and required readings. These items can be purchased at the Business Office in Meggers Hall from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.