Advising

Congratulations on Being Admitted to UW-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville advising team is ready and excited to help you reach your academic goals. Throughout your time with us, you can count on your advisor to assist you in navigating through your program while connecting you with the resources you will need to succeed.

We want to give you the best support we can in a manner that's convenient for you. While we will ask how you'd like to be contacted, please know that we will also send emails and call you during the registration period to ensure you're on track.

Once you are admitted:

  • You will receive a welcome email from your advisor containing basic information and an advising syllabus.
  • A packet will be mailed to you containing your program plan and other resources to help you decide which courses are best for you.
  • After you've received these documents, email your advisor to set up an appointment.
  • The initial advising session is required for all undergraduate students and is recommended for all graduate students. Your advisor is more than happy to talk with you about your evaluation and program plan, and can also answer questions about online courses, and using PASS and Canvas.

We also want you to know about our Community of Support, which is an online space for all students. The community is facilitated by your advisor, and the space is designed to help you engage, network, ask and answer questions, and get to know your peers and advisor outside of a classroom setting.

Track Your Progress

Your program plan is the best way to track your path to a degree. It allows you to see what courses and requirements still need to be completed. Program plans are subject to change.

Refer to the Student Resources page and the appropriate advising lifecycle (undergraduate or graduate) for other helpful information.

When You Are Ready to Receive Your Certificate or Diploma

Schedule an appointment with your advisor for a program plan review prior to your final semester to ensure all requirements are met for graduation. After that appointment, your advisor will request that an electronic graduation form be added to your PASS account.

Once your graduation requirements are met, join us to celebrate your achievements at either our May or December commencement ceremony. All of our graduates, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend our commencement festivities.

Be sure to review the graduation procedures and commencement information.

Professional Resources

Expand your network of career contacts by connecting with these professional organizations. Stay current, learn new skills, get financial support, and more to enhance your University of Wisconsin-Platteville education.