Advising for Students Questioning Their Choice of Major or Who are in Transition from One Major to Another
Students questioning their choice of major are students who are still declared in a major. They:
- wish to explore other major/minor options.
- may or may not decide to undeclare their major or declare a different major after meeting with a SAAC advisor.
Students who are in transition from one major to another are those who have been dropped from their declared major because they:
- have been denied admission into selective programs, or
- have been unsuccessful in completing prerequisites for a specific major program, or
- no longer meet the minimum standards for their chosen major, or
- hold advanced credit hours, but are not making progress toward a degree in their present major.
As a student "in transition", you will need to obtain academic advising services until the time you declare a new major and are assigned an advisor in a new department. You may need assistance in deciding on a new major. The Student Academic Advising Center (SAAC) and the Career Services Office can provide such services.
The Student Academic Advising Center (SAAC) can help you by:
- Acting as your home-base for needed academic advising while your are in transition;
- Reviewing your past academic decisions;
- Helping you with a realistic self-appraisal;
- Providing you with information and resources on other academic majors;
- Determining how your completed coursework might be incorporated into other majors; and
- Assisting you in developing a credit to degree plan.
If you feel that our office could be of assistance to you please call in advance to set up an appointment with an adviser, (715) 346-3361. Our office hours are 7:45 - 4:30 p.m.
- Career counseling;
- Guidance in utilizing the computerized Wisconsin Career Information System;
- Career assessment instruments;
- Follow-up study of recent UWSP graduates tracking their employment; and
- Access to extensive Career Resources Library.
You can stop by the Career Services Office, which is located in room 201 Student Services Center, or you can call and set an appointment to meet with an advisor, (715) 346-3226.