Advising is an ongoing process. Use these academic planning tools as you begin and move along in your educational journey.
A key to success as a college student is to know where you are going and how to get there. Develop a plan now to reach your goal of obtaining a college degree.
Use this checklist to assist
you in formulating your plan:
How much time each week
will I need to spend outside of classes for my scheduled classes?
(A credit generally represents one hour of class work per week during the semester. For each hour of class time, estimate three hours of outside class time. Number of credits ____x 3 = _____)
- How many hours each week
am I planning to spend on a job or other responsibilities?
Use the chart below for decision making on how many hours to work with expected course load. A key to success as a college student is allowing enough time to devote to your course work. _________________
# of Credits Employment Hours 16-18 0-5 13-15 6-10 9-12 11-20 6-8 21-30 3-5 Full Time
- Will the hours spent on courses
and job fit in the available hours in a week?
Yes __________ No_________ Maybe______
What resources am I using to make a tentative list of course selections?
Helpful printed resources include the Course Schedule (fall or spring), Transfer Planning Guides, UW Colleges catalogs and Associate Degree Planning Guide. Brochures are available on the racks located outside of the Student Services office.
Campus support is also available to assist you in being successful at UW Washington County. These include:
- The Learning Center and/or private tutoring
- Disability services
- Financial Aid Information
- Study tips/Time management
Online GPA Calculator
(Insert your current semester courses and expected grades to get an idea of your semester grade point average).
- Advising Information (by major)
- Associate Degree Requirements
- Associate Degree Worksheet
- Schedule Planning Worksheet
- Bachelor Degree Course Planner
If you are unable to download any of this information (requires Adobe Acrobat), please contact the Student Services office (262-335-5201) for a copy.