You will need to meet with your departmental advisor to set up a
degree plan once you reach sophomore level or higher.
Upon declaring your major, a degree plan will need to be set up before you can register for your classes.
A student may schedule an appointment to see an advisor anytime during the semester if you have questions, but it is recommended that you schedule an appointment at least 1 month prior to registration if you need assistance in determining your class schedule for the next semester.
What is an "advising hold"? And why do I have one?
You may notice various holds on your MyUWF account. One of them may be through the Department of Biology. The CAS advising hold simply means that you must see an academic advisor before you can register for classes. You will also need to see your advisor to discuss your new schedule before the hold can be lifted for registration. Once you have met with your advisor, the hold is lifted through the drop/add period for the next semester.
You will be classified as a senior once you complete at least 90 semester hours "and" also complete at least 20 semester hours at the 3/4000 level. This also does not include the semester hours that you are currently enrolled in. Hours need to be fully completed before they can count towards these totals.
The Department of Environmental Studies makes every effort to help a student, but it is highly recommended that you call or e-mail for an appointment (or prior to visiting) to be sure that an Advisor is available to see you.
You will need to complete the Major Change Request to make these changes to your academic record. If you are an undergraduate, a printed copy of the
completed form should be returned to the University Advising Center in Building 18 for processing. If you have questions concerning your new major, you
are encouraged to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
How can I change my class schedule after the semester has started?
Drop/Add period (1st week of semester) - You will be able to drop or
add courses through MyUWF during this period. Please consult with your advisor before
After the 1st week of semester - You will be able to withdraw (not drop) from individual
courses up until the 11th week of the semester, and withdrawal requests can be processed through your MyUWF account. You will be unable to add any
additional courses to your schedule after the 1st week of the semester.