Advising Frequently Asked Questions
During your first semester at UIW, you will be assigned to a Faculty or Professional advisor. UAC academic counselors are your secondary advisors once you have been assigned to a Faculty Advisor. You must make every effort to contact your advisor for signatures, degree audits, etc.
Find out who your Advisor is:
Please stop by the University Advising Center (Student Engagement Center, room 3120) and complete the Academic Change form.
Yes, UIW provides accommodations to students who have self identified and provided the required documentation. Accommodations are determined based on individual need. Please contact Student Disability Services at (210) 829-3997.
Please contact your Faculty advisor to learn about your progress towards earning your degree. The University Advising Center counselors can teach you about degree requirements and show you how to check your progress by appointment and with the permission from your Faculty advisor.
Please contact your Faculty advisor for an unofficial degree checklist. You can also get an unofficial degree checklist through CAPP (online degree evaluation) in Bannerweb. The University Advising Center counselors can provide an unofficial degree checklist with the permission of your Faculty advisor.
Call and/or email your professor(s). If you are unable due to your situation, contact the University Advising Center at (210) 805-5814. We'll relay the message to your instructors.
To calculate your GPA, points are assigned to semester hour grades as follows:
|Letter Grade||GPA Value|
*The following grades are not used in computing the GPA: IP, W, N, or P.
First multiply each grade you received by the assigned grade points. Next, add up all of your grade points. The GPA is determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of semester hours attempted.
Students are classified by the number of hours completed:
|Freshman||1 - 29 hours|
|Sophomore||30 - 59 hours|
|Junior||60 - 89 hours|
|Senior||90 or more hours|
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides two types of examinations, General Examinations and Subject Examinations, available in a variety of disciplines. Standards for satisfactory credit are set by university faculty in each discipline area and may be higher than the ACE recommendations. CLEP tests are under constant evaluation and scores are subject to change according to the evaluation period. Students can make arrangements to take a CLEP exam at the Administration Building room 216, ph. (210) 829-3876.
You can drop or add courses after your class schedule is complete. Drop/Add Forms can be found at the University Advising Center (Student Engagement Center, room 3120) and at the Registrar's Office. An advisor and/or an instructor's signature are required on the form. After the official deadline to drop/add courses posted by the Registrar's office, students may be charged a fee.
Policies for individual classes are set by the instructor and posted in the course syllabus. If you are unable to attend a particular class, contact the University Advising Center (210) 805-5814 and we will send your instructor(s) an Absence Notification. This will not excuse the absence, and the student must arrange make up work with the instructor.
This is an online teaching tool that many professors use to supplement their instruction. Information such as class documents and quizzes may be posted, and you can also submit assignments electronically. In addition, you can send email between Instructors and classmates.
Admission to the Dean's List is based on achievement during a semester. To qualify a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours, have no IP grades, and have a GPA of 3.5 or above. ELS or Academic Literacy courses do not count towards qualification.
Two or more courses linked together to share common themes to create an interactive learning partnership between the courses. This method allows students to become a sharing academic community; and, along with their instructors, they collaborate and learn together.
A course or courses that are required before a particular course can be taken. This is particularly true of upper level courses (3000 or 4000).
Students who fail to achieve a 2.00 GPA at semester's end may be placed on scholastic probation. Students on scholastic probation may be limited to take 12 credit hours. See the UIW Undergraduate Bulletin for the details on scholastic probation.
At the end of each academic year, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to continue to be eligible to receive financial assistance.