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1 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Transfer Student Orientation

2 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Orientation Introduction Welcome to transfer student orientation! Before we begin, you shouldve already received a white envelope with your username and password. Your username is listed on the outside of the envelope. You will use this to access your and MyBlugold CampS, the student information and registration system. Your initial password is: uwec (lower case) ? followed by your four digit PIN (example: uwec?1234). Your PIN is found inside the envelope. You may have already changed your password after receiving your PIN. You will need the following materials that the Orientation Office recently sent you: -White binder -Manila file with your coursework information -Current university catalogue As you go though the orientation presentation, you will see page numbers in pink on the right hand corner of the slides which correspond with the pages in the white binder. Pages with a T (e.g. T-15) refer to the back section of the binder called Using Technology. Youll also find web links to specific topics in light blue text. Please review the information in the binder/web links and discuss any questions or concerns during your orientation advising phone call. In addition, there will be a short quiz at the end of this orientation presentation that youll need to submit prior to your advising phone call.

3 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire MyBlugold CampS As we go thought this presentation, we will frequently refer to MyBlugold CampS. It is the student information and registration system used on campus. Some of you may be familiar with this program while others may be new to it Well be providing you with more information about this program near the end of this presentation.

4 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Services Payments (Bills) Instructional Resource Rental – Textbook Rental Housing Dining Services Blugold Card - ID Parking and Transportation The student services portion of this presentation covers a few topics related to transfer students. Since we cant cover everything, we strongly recommend that you review the section Where to Go for Help on pages in the binder.

5 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire E-Bill & Payment Dates Page 59 A partial payment of at least 50% must be paid by the Full or Partial Payment Due date to avoid a $60 administrative service fee. Minnesota students with questions about reciprocity should contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Fall Semester 2012 AugustStudents notified via UWEC when bills available to view in MyBlugold CampS. Sept. 41 st Day of Class – Financial aid disbursement begins Sept. 28Full or Partial Payment Due Oct. 19Full Payment Due

6 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire E-Bill & Payment Dates Spring Semester 2013 Dec./Jan.Students notified via UWEC when bills available to view in MyBlugold CampS. Jan. 221 st Day of Class – Financial aid disbursement begins Feb. 15Full or Partial Payment Due March 15Full Payment Due A partial payment of at least 50% must be paid by the Full or Partial Payment Due date to avoid a $60 administrative service fee. Minnesota students with questions about reciprocity should contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Page 59

7 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Payment Information Payments may be made to the Business OfficeBusiness Office Online – Direct transfer from bank account Phone – Mail or In Person – Cashier Window, Schofield 108 Credit Card – 2.75% convenience fee – Visa not accepted Page 60

8 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Financial Aid Page Transfer students planning to enroll in spring semester should note that financial aid does not automatically transfer from your previous school to UW-Eau Claire. You will need to request FAFSA information be sent to UW-Eau Claire. If you have not applieddo so soon. Access Financial Aid info. via MyBlugold CampS Information available on our web-site

9 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Getting a Job Information in Binder On-line job board lists on and off campus jobsOn-line job board Work study eligibility often not required for on campus jobs Page 65 The on-line job board has opportunities for on-campus and off-campus employment. You can begin applying now.

10 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Textbook Rental through the University Bookstore UWEC uses a textbook rental systemtextbook rental system Some texts/workbooks may need to be purchased You can pre-order your textbooks and pick them up at the bookstore All rental materials are due the last day of final exams (Fines if late) Textbooks listed in MyBlugold CampS Page 72 While UW-Eau Claire has a textbook rental system, you will probably still need to purchase supplemental materials. There are two ways to obtain your books: 1. Order your books online. You will need to have your class schedule available to complete your order. 2. Go to the bookstore and get books by following your class schedule. You will need both your class schedule and ID card to get textbooks.

11 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dining Services Living on campus meal plan required meal plan Four options (All Access, Blugold Ultimate, 150 Meal & Declining Balance) options Select a plan on-line Default meal plan – All Access Meal Plan Change (on-line) through January 23, 2013 (by 4:30 pm) Handout in Binder Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. For off-campus students, meal plans are optional. Students wanting to change meal plans may do so online during the first week of the semester.

12 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dining Services Living on campus meal plan requiredmeal plan Meal Plan options for Fall 2012 are currently being determined. Information on meal plans will be ed at a later date. Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. For off-campus students, meal plans are optional. Students wanting to change meal plans may do so online during the first week of the semester.

13 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire The Blugold Card/Account Official University ID card Access meal plan Campus debit card system Library Card Bus Pass –ride the city bus for free Free/reduced ticket prices ATM for Page 75 The Blugold Card is your official university ID card. Youll need to get it soon after you arrive on campus. In addition to accessing a students meal plan (optional if living off campus), students can put money on their Blugold Account which works like a campus debit card.

14 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Get Blugold ID Card 1. Need Picture ID 2. Need UWEC ID number (on manila folder) 3. Go to Blugold Card OfficeBlugold Card Office 4. Picture will be taken Drivers license or other picture ID Once you get on campus, be sure to get your Blugold card right away. Its available at the Blugold Card Office in Davies Center 110. You will need a picture ID to get your card. Mc Kinney, Fred

15 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Adding Money to your Meal Plan or Blugold Account Blugold Card Office –Cash, check, MasterCard or Visa Phone Blugold Card Office Deposit cash anytime at value transfer station –Hilltop Center, Towers Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center Deposit funds online –MasterCard or Visa –Parents can also add money as a guest Unlike the tuition payment, you may use credits cards to add money to your meal plan or Blugold account.

16 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Parking On Campus Permits required for all lots except parking meters Permits - On-Campus R (Residence Hall) – Lottery System- $219 B (Bollinger Lot- Park & Ride Bus) - $107 - Off-Campus S (Commuter Student) - $189 E (Economy - Park & Ride Bus) - $107 Parking meters enforced 8 am to 9 pm Pages 76-79A All Faculty/Staff (F) and Commuter Students (S) permit spaces become free parking after 3:00 p.m. EXCEPT in McPhee and Murray. Students living on campus are encouraged to leave their vehicles at home because of limited parking (R permits are awarded through a lottery system only in the fall. If any are available for spring they are issued as a Need Based option). Students living off campus are encouraged to take the City of Eau Claire Transit system (free with student ID). Off-campus students should also be aware of the City of Eau Claire odd/even parking calendar (November – April). The pages in the parking section of the binder includes information about the Resident Escort Shuttle Service and the University Conveyance System.

17 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Parking On Campus Permits required for all lots except parking meters Permits - On-Campus R (Residence Hall) – Needs Based - $117 B (Bollinger Lot- Park & Ride Bus) - $67 - Off-Campus S (Commuter Student) - $129 E (Economy - Park & Ride Bus) - $67 Parking meters enforced 8 am to 9 pm Pages 76-79A All Faculty/Staff (F) and Commuter Students (S) permit spaces become free parking after 3:00 p.m. EXCEPT in McPhee and Murray. Students living on campus are encouraged to leave their vehicles at home because of limited parking parking (R permits are awarded through a lottery system only in the fall. If any are available for spring they are issued as a Need Based option). Students living off campus are encouraged to take the City of Eau Claire Transit system (free with student ID). Off- campus students should also be aware of the City of Eau Claire odd/even parking calendar (November – April). The pages in the parking section of the binder includes information about the Resident Escort Shuttle Service and the University Conveyance System.

18 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire On Campus Housing Lots of information on the Housing web-page, including a virtual tourweb-page Roommate assignment letters Not too late to apply for on-campus housing Move-in on January 16 (Wednesday) Pages If you have specific questions about housing, contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at

19 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Off-Campus Housing On-line housing list available Choose carefully and know your rights. Check out information in the binder pages Pages 88-90

20 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Emergency Notification System Notification system will alert students when a serious emergency exists on campus. Cell phone notification is available by subscribing through the UWEC home page (click on Emergency Info). Page 28

21 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Veteran Services Schofield 128 Assist veterans in applying for G.I. bill benefits and advise on other benefits available from the state and federal government. Miranda Cross-Schindler, Veterans Certifying Official, will help answer your questions. Miranda Cross-Schindler Veterans Center in Schofield Hall 020. Page 48

22 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Nontraditional Student Services Provides advising and advocacy to students generally ages 24 or older. Welcome letter and brochure of services will be in your file. Bonnie Isaacson is the adviser for the program. Bonnie Isaacson Page 37

23 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Services for Students with Disabilities Provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations may include: Accommodations Note taking assistance Exam accommodations Tutorial assistance Early registration Office located in Old Library 2136 Page 47

24 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Health Services Offer health care services to currently enrolled students. Open weekdays when classes are in session. Appointment needed Located on upper campus in Crest Wellness Center Page 91-98

25 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Catalogue On-line Catalogue Contains University, General Education and major/minor requirements Will be under the Catalog May be able to change catalogs Transfer students use the UW-Eau Claire catalog requirements in effect when they enroll. Students may move to an older/newer catalog year if its to their advantage (discuss with an academic adviser) Students who are accepted for fall semester will have academic information (e.g. degree audits) produced from the old catalogue until the new catalog is entered into the registration system.

26 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Important Dates Fall Semester 2012 Sept. 4Classes begin Sept. 10Last day to add full semester classes Sept. 17Last day to drop full semester class with no record of enrollment Nov. 12Last day to withdraw from a full semester class with W Nov. 12Last day to withdraw from the University with Ws Dec Final Exams Page 3 You can add a full semester class during the first week of the semester without any signatures. During the second week, youll need the signatures of your adviser and the course instructor. You can drop a full semester class (with no record of enrollment) during the first two weeks of the semester without any signatures. You can withdraw from a full semester class with a W on your transcript between the 3 rd and 10 th week of classes. Courses with shorter lengths (e.g. first/second quarter) have different dates to add, drop and withdraw.

27 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Important Dates Spring Semester 2013 Jan. 22Classes begin Jan. 28Last day to add full semester classes Feb. 4Last day to drop full semester class with no record of enrollment April 8Last day to withdraw from a full semester class with W April 8Last day to withdraw from the University with Ws May Final Exams Page 3 You can add a full semester class during the first week of the semester without any signatures. During the second week, youll need the signatures of your adviser and the course instructor. You can drop a full semester class (with no record of enrollment) during the first two weeks of the semester without any signatures. You can withdraw from a full semester class with a W on your transcript between the 3 rd and 10 th week of classes. Courses with shorter lengths (e.g. first/second quarter) have different dates to add, drop and withdraw.

28 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Good Academic Standing 1. Semester grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better 2. Resident grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better Page 5 Criteria for Good Standing

29 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Three Stages of Academic Difficulty A student will be suspended automatically if the semester GPA is less than 1.0 (D) at UW-Eau Claire A transfer student will have already used their academic warning if the semester GPA is less than 2.0 (C) during any prior coursework 1. Academic WarningAcademic Warning 2. ProbationProbation 3. SuspensionSuspension Page 6 The links provide good information about issues related to academic difficulty

30 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Admission to Colleges/Programs Other program requirements listed in Catalogue Catalogue College/ProgramGPA Business2.6 Education2.75 minimum 3.0 or above realistic Nursing3.0 minimum 3.5 or above realistic Although a 2.0 GPA is sufficient to remain in good academic standing, it is not sufficient to get into some of the majors offered at UW-Eau Claire. The three Colleges/Programs on the slide are the most common for students, but more GPA requirements may be found in the catalogue (e.g. Communication/Journalism).

31 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Total vs. Resident GPA Resident GPA Courses only taken at UW-Eau Claire Used to determine academic standing Used for admission to programs Total GPA Courses taken at UW-Eau Claire and all transferable coursework Used for admission to programs Page 6 UW-Eau Claire keeps track of three GPAs: Resident GPA – Coursework taken at UW-Eau Claire Transfer GPA – Transferable coursework taken at a previous school(s). Total GPA Total GPA – Combination of resident and transfer GPA.

32 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Repeat Policy-Transfer Students Transfer students can repeat a course at UW-Eau Claire that they originally took at another school.repeat a course If original grade was C- or lower, new grade will replace the first in the total GPA. This is especially important for students seeking admission to the schools and programs that look at total as well as resident GPAs. Page 6

33 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Excess Credit Policy UW-System policy Wisconsin residents only 165 credits or 30 beyond required for degree 100% surcharge = Tuition would double Includes: transferable credits from all UW-System and WI Technical Colleges Not included: credit by exam (AP, CLEP) confirming courses (retroactive credits) Page 6

34 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Information Found in Manila Folder Advising Report Student Transfer Evaluation Transfer Issues Form Degree Audit This section will cover the information listed above which can be found in your manila folder

35 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Advising Report

36 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire If you took UW-System placement tests your scores and equivalent courses will be indicated on this form.

37 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Math Placement Page 15 This is the chart for the UW-System math placement test. You may not take a course higher than the one into which you placed without permission from the Math department. If you have any questions, discuss with the transfer adviser.

38 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foreign Language Placement Page 18 French Score Placement French French French French French 315 German Score Placement German German German German German 313 Spanish Score Placement Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish 202 Japanese Score Placement 0-60 Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese and above Japanese 301 This is the chart for the UW-System foreign language placement tests. You cannot take a course LOWER than the one into which you placed. If you have any questions, discuss with the transfer adviser.

39 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foreign Language Test Not Needed If you have been out of high school for at least 3 years. You plan to take a language you have never studied. You are transferring a prerequisite course (ex. Span 101). Page 8 If you plan to take a Foreign Language (French, German, Japanese or Spanish) and are exempt from taking the test, you will still need to contact the Foreign Language department at to get clearance to be eligible to register for the course you plan to take.

40 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Transfer Evaluation The Student Transfer Evaluation indicates how your courses transfer. More information on consults, defers, and other terms.consults, defers, and other terms Advanced Placement (AP) credit does not automatically transfer to UW-Eau Claire. You will need to have you score report sent to the Academic Testing Office. If you have any questions, discuss with your transfer adviser.Academic Testing Office.

41 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Transfer Issues Form A Transfer Issues Form has been created and identifies three issues: 1.Whether UW-Eau Claires English Composition requirement has been met. 2.Which UW-System placement tests are needed. 3.Consults, defers, and other issues that need to be addressed, and where to go for assistance. Let your transfer adviser know if you will earn (or have earned) your Associate Degree from the UW-Colleges as this will affect the completion of your General Education requirements.

42 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Components of a Degree 120 Credits Major & or Comprehensive Minor Major English Course Competency Math Competency Foreign Language/Culture Cultural Diversity Service-Learning Wellness Theory/Activity General Education GE I Communications GE II Natural Sciences GE III Social Sciences GE IV Humanities GE V University Wide GE Electives 39 Credits (minimum) 60 Credits Page 14 More information on Components of a DegreeComponents of a Degree

43 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Degree Audit The degree audit is a computerized report that indicates how you are progressing towards fulfilling your degree. It indicates the requirements you have completed and those still needing to be met. It is based on this years Catalog. Discuss with your adviser whether requirements will change next year.

44 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Degree Audit (Online or PDF Formats) The degree audit is a computerized report that indicates how you are progressing towards fulfilling your degree. It indicates the requirements you have completed, those in progress and those still needing to be met. It is based on the Catalog. The degree audit can be viewed as an interactive online degree audit or as a PDF. There are significant differences between the two, in both look and content. The PDF format is what you will find in your advising file.degree audit The example below is what you will see in MyBlugold CampS when you request a degree audit. The online version is by sections in blue. For instructions on how to use the online degree audit see the Technology section (T-37) of the UW-Eau Claire binder. The light green box will generate the PDF degree audit.

45 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Degree Audit Organization University Requirements General Education Requirements Major & Minor Requirements The degree audit is organized from the most general to the most specific requirements. The first column of the PDF degree audit will have a list of important messages. After this there will be a Course summery list. This will list all of your courses in various categories. The audit then begins checking your University Requirements, then your General Education Requirements, and finally the requirements for your major and minor (if applicable).

46 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Degree Audit PDF Format Its important to go through your Degree Audit section by section (line by line) to determine what requirements youve met and what needs to be completed. If you see a star (*) next to a requirement, it is one still needing to be fulfilled. Please note – In progress courses will be treated as if you have completed them. The requirement may appear as completed, even if you havent finished the course. If something does not look correct on your degree audit please be sure to ask your adviser. Before your advising phone appointment, its expected that you have looked through your degree audit and are prepared to discuss it.

47 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Building a Class Schedule Materials to use: Degree Audit MyBlugold CampS – Online course searching and registration program G.E. lists (pp ) G.E. lists Catalog The items above will be helpful as you begin to plan your class schedule.

48 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire What you need to Register Username (on degree audit) Password –Changed it (use your new password) –Not changed it - know PIN (uwec?1234) –Not changed it - forgot PIN (talk to Katie or Erik) PAC (get from adviser) To register for classes, youll need you username, password, and PAC. Your username is on the degree audit. If you previously changed your password, use the new one you created. If you have not changed your password but have your four digit PIN, the password is uwec (lower case) ? Followed by your PIN (example: uwec?1234). If you have not changed your password and do not have your PIN, talk to the transfer adviser.

49 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire Academic Information

50 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire MyBlugold CampS On-Line program that students use to register for classes and much more Accessed through the UW-Eau Claire home page. Accessed Username and password is needed Step-by-Step instructions Tutorials on using MyBlguold CampS Its important to check out MyBlugold CampS before your phone appointment. Page T-16 MyBlugold CampS allows you to search for courses, register, drop/add, look up grades, and order degree audits, transcripts, or bills via the Web. The course searching links to the class schedule and the catalogue. Make certain that you check the prerequisites for the courses. The Step-by-Step Guide to Registering is found on page T-21 in the white binder.

51 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire Webmail Using regularly is an expectation To get started with go to webmail.uwec.eduwebmail.uwec.edu Your address is: (e.g. Detailed instructions in binder Page T-10

52 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Orientation Adviser Phone Appointment Topics Placement Tests – Do you need them? Transcripts – How classes transfer Degree audit – Requirements unfulfilled? Questions about MyBlugold CampS & Web Mail Courses planning to take Additional Questions During the phone call with the Orientation Adviser, the topics above will be addressed. Please be prepared with questions.

53 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Expectations When Calling Faculty Adviser Be knowledgeable about your degree audit Prepare a list of questions Create a list of courses as well as alternative courses you wish to take Remember to ask for PAC code and adviser assignment The Key is Be Prepared The PAC is your Personal Advising Code. Its a two letter code that will allow you to register for classes. Be sure to get this code from your faculty adviser during your phone appointment.

54 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Next Steps Take quiz Schedule phone appointment with transfer adviser and faculty adviser. Prepare and participate in phone appointments Register using MyBlugold CampS once your appointment time has arrived. You are responsible for calling the transfer adviser and faculty adviser for your phone appointments.


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