Students may apply for and be granted an Associate Degree from UW-Platteville providing they have:
- A minimum of 60 credits
- Fulfilled all general education requirements
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00
- Have earned at least 24 of the 60 credits at UW-Platteville
Contact the Registrar’s Office for specific details.
Students approaching completion of their program should:
- Report to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of their senior year
- Complete and file an Intent to Graduate card with the Registrar’s Office at that time
- Review with their major advisor(s), all coursework, credits earned and possible waivers or changes to their degree
- Inform the Registrar’s Office of any degree changes, substitutions or waivers
- Prepare for Commencement (attendance is strongly encouraged) by ordering a cap/gown and arranging personal and other details
- Students are required to pay a graduation fee
Commencements are held twice each year – at the end of the fall and spring semesters. All coursework (including co-ops, internships and student teaching) must be completed before a degree will be awarded. Attendance at a Commencement ceremony does not imply completion of a degree. Only degree candidates who expect to complete all requirements at the end of the semester may participate in commencement. Candidates for graduation at the end of a summer session must inform the registrar if they wish to attend the May or December Commencement. Although attendance is optional, we strongly encourage all graduates and their families to attend this important ceremony and celebrate the achievements of our new graduates.
Entering new students at UW-Platteville who do not meet the minimum requirements on the UW System Mathematics Placement Test are expected to take MATH 12 and/or MATH 15 . These students are required to successfully complete one or both of these courses before they are allowed to register for credit-bearing mathematics courses.
The two courses above are non-credit; therefore, they do not count toward the total number of credits needed to satisfy degree requirements at UW-Platteville.
Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, the College of Liberal Arts and Education has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with UW-Richland Center for the teaching of Developmental English. Entering new students at UW-Platteville who do not score at least 346 on the Wisconsin English Placement Test must enroll in and successfully complete ENGLISH 10 prior to enrolling in the credit-bearing sequence of first-year writing courses, ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230 . All courses are taught on the UW-Platteville campus.
Per University of Wisconsin System policy, students must successfully complete the necessary remedial courses prior to completion of 30 credits. If a student at UW-Platteville has not completed remedial coursework after earning 30 credits, the academic courseload may be limited to 12 credits per semester including the remedial course. If the remedial course requirements remain unsatisfied after 60 credits are earned, the student may be dismissed (suspended) from the university. Questions concerning remedial coursework may be directed to the UW-Platteville Humanities Department at 608.342.1826 or the UW-Platteville Mathematics Department at 608.342.1741.
Core Curriculum Learning Outcomes
A University of Wisconsin-Platteville education consists of two main components: the core curriculum (commonly called “general education”) and the academic major. The core curriculum provides a broad foundation of knowledge and skills; the academic major focuses on the knowledge and skills of a specific field. The overall goal is to empower graduates to live thoughtfully, concerned about their professional careers, as well as public issues that reach far beyond their professional circle, local community, or nation. More specifically, a rigorous University of Wisconsin-Platteville education in the arts and sciences enables students to:
- Apply their knowledge to recognize and solve a wide variety of problems,
- Appreciate and create works of excellence,
- Develop an informed perspective on national and international issues, and
- Participate ethically and wisely in a diverse society.
These goals reflect the opening statement of the Select Mission in which the University of Wisconsin-Platteville pledges itself to: “enable each student to become broader in perspective, more literate, intellectually more astute, ethically more sensitive, and to participate more wisely in society as a competent professional and a knowledgeable citizen.”