Advising Resources for Current Students
First-year students attending STAR sessions please see the STAR website.
Prior to registering for courses, students are required to schedule an advising appointment with their academic advisor. Note: Students may locate their advisor's name in accesSPoint by clicking on the Profile tile and then Advisors. Each department has their own advising schedule and students should be contacted by their advisor as to when their department's official advising period begins. Click here to review the UWSP Advising Policy.
Advising appointments should be scheduled with an academic advisor well in advance
of a student's registration date and time. Current students may view their registration appointment date and time in accesSPoint
or view all available registration dates by term
See also Academic Forms --- Registration Help Videos
Students should review their DPR in accesSPoint and begin selecting general education and major/minor courses to take prior to their scheduled advising appointment. See the online catalog
for additional information and course descriptions.
Preparing for your advising appointment in advance of your advisor meeting is an important step in the advising process. To assist advisors during the advising appointment, students should print two copies of their Degree Progress Report (DPR)
: one copy for their advisor and one copy for themselves. During the advising appointment, students and advisors should work together to clean-up any DPR exceptions or substitutions
that were approved by the Major/Minor Department.
After meeting with an advisor, the advising hold will be released. This will allow the student to register for courses on their assigned registration date. Advising holds are placed on fall and spring terms only. Advising is NOT required for winterim or summer sessions.
If the department has confirmed that a requirement on the DPR will be satisfied with prior coursework, then the advisor must submit official paperwork for this exception (see Course Exception Forms
for major and general education exceptions/substitutions).
See the following links for additional assistance with advising: