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CBE Academic Advising

When you begin your education in the College of Business and Economics, you will be assigned to a professional academic advisor.  Once you have over 45 credits, you will receive a faculty advisor. 

How to make the most of your advising appointment as a College of Business and Economics student:

  • Review Degree Audit Report 
  • Schedule your appointment at least one week in advance
  • Test your device’s connection/video/audio- you will be meeting virtually! 
  • Prepare a selection of courses you may be interested in 
  • Come with questions!

FAQ and Advisor Info


Q: What is a Degree Audit Report (DAR) and how do I use it?
A: A Degree Audit Report (DAR) provides a record of your academic progress toward completion of a specific degree program. A DAR reviews your UW-River Falls course work, including in-progress courses, and all transfer coursework to evaluate the completion of the requirements for your specific degree. The DAR itemizes specific requirements and shows the steps that you have taken or need to take to complete your degree. Please review your DAR prior to each academic advising appointment.

Q: What do I do if I did poorly in a course?
A: Retake the course at UWRF and your most recent grade will then replace your last grade.

Q: Will my advisor stay the same throughout my time at UWRF?
A: No. After completing 45 credits you will be transferred to a faculty advisor within your specific area of study.

Q: How do I obtain my registration pin each semester?
A: Meet with you advisor to discuss your next semester plan, and your advisor will provide you with your registration pin.

Q: How do I contact my advisor?
A:  1. The official form of communication is with your UWRF email.
     2. You may also contact your advisor by phone.
     3. Please refer to your advisor information found in Navigate. 
     Your advisor's contact information may be found here

Q: How do I add or drop a class?
A: All of the information regarding adding and dropping a course may be found here

Q: How do I change my major?
A: If you are changing to another major within College of Business and Economics, please email your advisor or stop into the Deans Office Suite in 124 South Hall. If you are changing your major outside of the College of Business and Economics, please contact the department you are switching to.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?
A: You may obtain your unofficial transcript via eSIS. For your official transcript, more information can be found here.

Q: Can a single course fulfill more than one requirement?
A: Yes. For example, a course that counts in your major can also fulfill one or more general education or university requirements. (Ask your advisor in your next meeting!)

Q: What is CBE 100?
A: CBE 100 is the first year seminar for the College of Business and Economics that a requirement of all CBE majors. The course will help you explore the individual strengths, identify success strategies, develop and academic plan, and explore different majors and career paths.

Meet your Advisor!


Timothy Kniseley College of Business and Economics
Tim Kniseley


Tim grew up on a farm outside a very small town in rural Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison double majoring in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, Iberian Studies. He spent 2.5 years abroad in Quito, Ecuador, allowing him incredible opportunities to immerse into the culture and travel. Tim earned his Master of Education degree from Arizona State University. He has been advising and working with students at many institutions, including Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, and The Citadel.
For fun, Tim reads X-Men comic books. His favorite all-time character is Mr. Sinister, who understandably is a complicated choice. Tim likes to spend his free time watching great tv series, reading, exercising, and playing video games. He lives with his partner and two cats, Saturn and Shark.

StrengthsQuest Top 5 - Learner | Achiever | Maximizer | Input | Strategic 

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Schedule an appointment through the Navigate App. You may also make an appointment by calling the CBE Dean's Office at 715-425-3335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday).




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