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See the list of commonly asked questions below for both prospective and current students. If you don't see what you are looking for there, contact us at the information on the bottom of this page.

Questions relevant to prospective students

Will my credits from another school transfer?

Equivalencies for all UW System schools, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, private schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota schools and UWEC study abroad programs can be found on MyBlugold CampS. Frequently, changes and updates are made to the transfer equivalency files. To ensure that the course will transfer to UW-Eau Claire as you intend it to, you should document the current equivalency information. To do this, do one of the following:

Use the UWEC Transfer Credit Wizard or Reverse Lookup Wizard

Once you find the equivalency you’re looking for, simply print a copy of the page showing the equivalency, make sure there is a date printed on the page, and retain it for your records as documentation of the credit you will receive upon completing a transfer course. Once you’ve completed the course, remember to have a transcript sent to the UWEC Registrar’s office from the school where you take the course. To access the Transfer Credit Wizard or Reverse Lookup Wizard go to MyBlugold CampS, click “Self-Service,” then “Transfer Credit Wizard” or "Transfer Credit Reverse Lookup".

Use the Prior Approval Form

Alternatively, if you did not find the school or course you were looking for in the UWEC Transfer Credit Wizard, you may complete a Prior Approval Form. Retain a copy for your records.

Math, English and language placement tests

Placement testing can be confusing. New freshmen starting in the fall will receive regional placement testing information in February. There are opportunities to take placement tests in WI, MN, IL and at UWEC prior to coming to orientation.

Transfer students will have an opportunity to take placement test(s) during orientation. Your advisor will tell you which test(s) you need.

Current students who need placement tests, please contact the testing office.

Information for new freshmen, new transfers and current students can be found online at our academic testing site. 

Questions from current students

How do I drop/withdraw from a class?

During the first two weeks of fall and spring semesters, you can drop a full-semester class using MyBlugold CampS. There will be no record of your enrollment in the class on your transcript.  If the course does not meet the entire semester, check for add/drop restrictions.

Starting the third week of the semester, you must obtain approval signatures on the Change of Registration form to withdraw from a class. A “W” will be denoted on your transcript.

Dates for dropping a class with no record of enrollment and for withdrawing from a class with a “W” are prorated for short courses (those lasting less than 16 weeks) and for courses during summer and winterim. You can check these dates on MyBlugold CampS.

What is a "W"?

A “W” will appear on your transcript if you have withdrawn from a class after the drop deadline (for full-semester classes, the drop deadline is the end of the second week of classes). “W”s do not affect your GPA. Contact your advisor if you have questions about having a “W” on your transcript.

Always consult with your advisor if you are thinking of dropping all of your classes or leaving the university. They will discuss with you the process and options based on the time of the semester.

How do I find my catalog year?

Your catalog year is listed at the top of your degree audit under "Requirement Term." To view your degree audit, login to MyBlugold CampS, open the drop-down menu and select "Degree Audit." When the page loads, click "view report as PDF."

Can I take fewer than 12 credits?

Be sure to talk to your advisor before deciding to drop below full time. Dropping below full time (12 credits for a regular semester) could cause problems in the following areas:

  • Athletic eligibility
  • Health insurance (if the student is covered under his/her parent's health insurance, full time enrollment is often required)
  • Veterans benefits
  • Financial Aid
  • Eligibility for the Dean's list
  • Scholarships

Please note: International students on a J-1 or F1 visa cannot take less than 12 credits without special permissions for a reduced course load.  Please see the following information on the Center for International Education’s website:  and follow that process before considering going below full time status. 

How do I find a "what if" degree audit?

In your student center in MyBlugold CampS, open the "other academics" dropdown menu and select "Degree Audit-What If." You can enter your desired major or minor and run a degree audit for your program of interest. 

How do I find my exam schedule?

The preliminary finals schedule is available on the Registrar's web site.

Common exam times will be determined during the first month of the semester. Once they are determined, your exact exam schedule will be found on MyBlugold CampS; use the "Other Academic" drop down menu and select Final Exam Schedule.

How do I calculate my GPA?

There is an online GPA calculator that calculates your semester GPA and can help you figure out what grades you have to get to raise your GPA.

GPA calculator


Should I take a class S/U?

That is a complicated question. It is best to talk to your advisor before taking a course S/U; some majors have restrictions. The options of S/U registration is open only to students with sophomore standing or above and a resident GPA of 2.00 or higher. The only exception: any student may enroll in a physical activity course on the S/U basis.

How do I obtain enrollment verification?

You can request enrollment verification through the Registrar's site.

How do I change my major or declare a second program?

To change your major or add another program to your current plan, e-mail your current advisor and include the new major you are thinking of changing to or adding.  They can advise you on the next steps and/or help you process your major change.

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