An undergraduate student whose GPA falls below 2.00 in his or her first quarter at the University receives an academic warning. If a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 for courses earned in residence at the University is not achieved by the end of the next quarter, he or she is placed on academic probation.
In addition to the required 5-credit English composition course, all UW students must complete 7-10 credits of additional writing. The exact additional-writing requirement depends on the college or school.
A student has an admission deficiency if s/he was admitted to the University even though s/he was lacking one or more of the high school units normally required for admission.
Students are expected to remove deficiencies within one calendar year of admission to the University. Students admitted with deficiencies will have such deficiencies posted to their permanent records upon admission, will not be allowed to graduate until the deficiencies are removed, and may have their registration cancelled if they do not remove deficiencies within the time allowed.
A program of courses offered in high school, followed by examinations. Most colleges award credit for specific scores. UW also offers advanced placement credit in certain subjects in certain circumstances.
The breadth requirement of the bachelor's degree. It is meant to ensure that you receive a liberal education rather than narrow, specialized training in only one field.
The Areas of Knowledge are made up of three Areas:
- Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
- Individuals and Societies
- The Natural World
The Associate of Arts and other associate degrees are granted by community colleges. They usually represent two years of work in either a general education program that prepares you to continue on at a four-year college or university, or in a terminal vocational program such as Bookkeeping, Horticulture, or Culinary Arts. The UW does not grant associate degrees.