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Advising Resources for Students

Prior to registering for courses, students are required to schedule an advising appointment with their academic advisor. Students may locate their advisor's name in myPoint. 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.

NOTE: 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 myPoint or view all available registration dates by term.
  • Registration appointment times are an assigned date and time of when you can register for courses.
  • Advising appointments are a separate meeting with you and your advisor to discuss course selection, and other advising questions. Students may register for courses on their assigned date only if they have met with their advisor in advance and received authorization to register.

See also Online Services --- Academic Forms --- Registration Help Videos

Advising appointments:

  1. Students should review their DPR in myPoint 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.

    NOTE: 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.

  2. After meeting with an advisor, electronic authorization will be granted by the advisor. This authorization allows the student to register for courses on their assigned registration date. Prior to registering for courses, students must pay their $100 registration deposit. Advisor authorization is required for fall and spring terms only. Authorization is NOT required for winterim or summer sessions.

  3. 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:

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