SBE Student Handbook
It is recommended to view the SBE Student Handbook which matches the year you entered into your SBE program. The handbooks include everything you need to know about any SBE major.2011-12 SBE Student Handbook2012-13 SBE Student Handbook
Declare an SBE major or minor
If you are new to the School of Business and Economics, declare an SBE
major or minor by downloading and submitting this
to the SBE Peer Advising Office (CPS 415).
Declaring the major
will give you pre-major status. You will receive personalized advising through
our peer advising program. As a declared major you will also receive
correspondence from SBE faculty and staff.
Admission to an SBE major
The School of Business and Economics has a formal
admissions policy for majors in accounting, business administration and
economics. You must be admitted to your SBE major to register for some
upper-level courses and to graduate with an accounting, business administration
and economics major.
If you are not far enough along in your studies to
qualify for admission to the major, we highly recommend that you request
“pre-major” status by declaring an SBE major (see section above). This will
ensure that you receive specialized advising from the SBE Advising Office and
regular updates on events and deadlines.
Current SBE policy states that
you must apply for admission to the major once you complete between 10-18
credits toward the major.
You are encouraged to apply once you have
completed at least 10 credits in the major. You can check the online catalog for
the recommended courses for each major. Note: this includes all courses that
count toward your major including courses from other departments, as well as
from the School of Business and Economics.
If you are a transfer
student, you should apply before you complete 18 credits in the SBE major OR
during your first semester at UWSP.
If you are switching majors within
the School of Business and Economics or adding a second major, you may apply
even if you already have over 18 credits in the new major, as long as you have
met all other admission requirements. To
request admission to any SBE major, you must submit an application and degree
progress report. The Spring 2013 Application is now open and is due to the SBE Advising offices (CPS 413 or 415) by Friday, March 1.
Change or drop an SBE major or minor
Pre-Register for Permission Required Courses
If you would like to take a permission required
business course you must submit this pre-registration
. All forms must be submitted along with all necessary materials (including your degree progress report) to the SBE Advising office (CPS 413) by March 22
. A form will need to be submitted for each permission required course. If you have any
questions, refer to this informational presentation
Add your name to an SBE waitlist
Download the SBE Waitlist Form
. After you have
1) Fill out the form.
2) Attach a new DPR and Class
3) Return the form with attachments to: the SBE Advising
office - CPS 413.
Repeating a class
You may only repeat a class if you earned a D or an F in that class.
Permission to repeat an SBE course needs to be received by your advisor and the
department. This is normally granted on or after the last day of registration.
You may request an exception if you are a graduating senior. If a limited number
of seats are available, preference is given to students who need the class to
To get permission to repeat a class, contact your advisor.
Registration dates can be found on the Registration
page in Registration and Records.
University policy for overloads may be found on the Study Overload
section of the Records and Registration web
page. To get permission to take 18, 19 or 20 credits in a regular semester or
more than 1 credit per week in the summer, you should email the Asst. Dean of
Students Prof. Marty Meyers
make an appointment. You will need to have at least a 3.0 GPA in both your major
and overall to receive permission.