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UW-Stevens Point 165 Credit Rule

The Board of Regents adopted a policy in which all resident undergraduate students who have accumulated 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required by their degree program, whichever is greater) will be assessed a surcharge of 100% of the regular resident tuition. The surcharge results in students paying double the regular resident tuition. The policy is described below, and there is also a table of the majors with limits higher than 165.Not all student credits count toward the limit. Undergraduates can see how many credits they have toward this limit by clicking on the “Class rank/ 165 credit total/ 4 W drop” pick in the Academics tab of myPoint.

With reasonable planning, this policy should affect very few students. Students can appeal to their dean’s office (or department heads in the College of Professional Studies) if they feel they have a legitimate need for more than 165 credits before finishing. 

  • The policy applies only to resident undergraduate students pursuing their first degree. 
  • Only credits earned at UW-Stevens Point or transferred from a UW System or a Wisconsin Technical College System institution are counted toward the 165 credits.
  • Advanced placement (AP), credit-by-exam, retroactive credit, remedial credit and other such non-traditional credits are not counted toward the 165 credits.
  • The surcharge will be applied to student for the term following the one in which they reached the 165 credit limit.
 
If you have questions or think you may want to appeal, we invite you to contact Patty Patterson, Office of the Registrar, 101 SSC, to discuss your situation.
 
DEGREE AND MAJOR COMBINATIONS WITH CREDIT LIMITS ABOVE 165
 
 
BA - CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
181
BS - CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
173
BA - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
183
BS - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
175
BA - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
198
BS - ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
191
BA - FORESTRY
172
BM - MUSIC EDUC, INSTRUMENTAL
175
BM - MUSIC EDUC, CHORAL
168
BA - PAPER SCIENCE
179
BS - PAPER SCIENCE
171
BA - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
179
BS - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
171
BA - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
171
BA - SOIL AND WASTE RESOURCES
171
BA - WATER RESOURCES
171
BA - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
185
BS - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
177