Welcome from the College of Letters & Science – Fall 2021

Dear L&S Undergraduate,

Greetings and welcome to the Fall 2021 term at UW-Madison!

You are viewing this because you are an L&S undergraduate student currently enrolled for the Fall 2021 term. We wish to take this opportunity to welcome you and to share some important resources.  We recommend bookmarking the websites below for future reference.

The College of Letters & Science Student Academic Affairs has a website address at: https://saa.ls.wisc.edu

You will be able to find important information that will be helpful to you during the term and throughout your undergraduate studies.  You will also find additional helpful information at:

Guide (official information about degrees/majors/certificates):

General Advising Information:

Important Deadlines:

Noteworthy dates for Fall 2021:

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Deadline to drop a Fall term class (or classes) and
    have no record of it (have no DR) on transcript.
  • Friday, September 17, 2021 – Last day for 100% tuition adjustment on dropped courses.
  • Friday, October 1, 2021 – Last day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped courses.
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 (revised on September 21, 2021) – Last day to drop a Fall term course without academic dean’s approval.
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 – Last day to drop all of your courses and completely withdraw from the Fall term.

Please note that the dates listed here are for the traditional 15-week term. You are responsible for knowing the deadlines for your courses. You can find the specific dates for your enrolled classes in the section details of your course in the Course Search & Enroll app. Make sure you consult this information when making important decisions about your enrollment status.  Session dates and deadlines will open a pop-up which will show the Add, Drop, and Tuition Adjustment deadlines for that class.

L&S Undergraduate Policies and Regulations:

Please make sure that you connect with your academic advisor if you have general questions or need some assistance with your schedule/classes.  Also feel free to contact L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services if you have any questions and need assistance in connecting with the appropriate resource(s).

More information about L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services can be found at:

Best wishes for a wonderful Fall 2021!

Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services
College of Letters & Science
101 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI  53706-1319
Tel.: 608-262-0617
Email: lsdeans@saa.ls.wisc.edu
Web: https://saa.ls.wisc.edu/