Academic Resources

Academic Success Center

UW-BSC's Academic Success Center (ASC) provides advising services, as well as tutoring in math, writing, science, and more. These services are provided to students free of charge.

Advising

Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience. UW-BSC advisors are available to assist you in developing educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about your educational plans rests directly with you, but your academic advisor is here to help!

Career Center

The mission of the Career Center is to educate and support UW-BSC students with their academic and career development. The center helps integrate academic and life experiences with career goals, in order to support the transition towards future education and the work world. 

Catalog

Visit the UW Colleges 2013-15 Catalog for official and archived information about admission, registration, financial aid, academic regulations, course descriptions and more. Your campus is part of the UW Colleges network. 

Copyright

The UW Colleges Copyright Policy (UWCAP #53) complies with UW System guidelines for respecting copyright and fair use. As established by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, copyright provides the creators of original works of authorship with a limited set of exclusive rights to copy, distribute, and perform their works. The UW Colleges Appropriate Use Policy may also be consulted.

Please visit the Copyright section of the UW Colleges website for complete information.

GPA Calculator

Housed on the UW Colleges website, the Online GPA Calculator was created by Carl Adler and modified with permission.

Use the online GPA calculator to:

  1. Estimate current semester GPA
  2. Find out how this semester's grades affect you cumulative GPA
  3. Find out how the grades you anticipate recieving in your current courses will affect your overall GPA
  4. Determine what it will take and how many credit hours you will need to raise your GPA to a new specified level
  5. Determine what grade average you need to achieve this term to raise your cumulative GPA to a new specified level

Library

The T.N. Savides Library contains over 32,000 books, 74 periodical subscriptions, over 1,700 videotapes and DVD's, as well as records and a growing number of music CD's. We also subscribe to four daily newspapers and four weeklies. Our library catalog can be accessed from any computer with internet capability and provides an instant link to the holdings of our library as well as the libraries of the other 12 UW Colleges campuses and the 13 four-year universities. 

Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a writing resource for UW Colleges students. Students can email drafts of their writing to receive feedback from the OWL director or student writing tutors.

The OWL website offers tips for essay writers, contains information about common grammar/ punctuation errors, and presents Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation guidelines.

Policies

Please see the Policies section in the UW Colleges Catalog for information about academic policies including class attendance, grade appeals, and academic integrity and misconduct.

Returning Adult Students

About 37% of UW-BSC students are returning adults (age 22 or older). As an adult student on our campus, you’ll benefit from our Returning Adult Student Services, and you'll have other students to relate to. You’ll fit right in.

Textbooks

UW-BSC does not have a traditional campus bookstore. Students are expected to purchase their textbooks and most learning supplies by outside means, such as local bookstores, internet book vendors, student exchanges, etc. Some specialized items, such as specific lab gear and course packs, will be available for purchase in the campus library.