UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Timetable for Graduate Students
Success as a graduate student depends partly depend on the ability to complete certain action steps required each term. Below is a helpful overview of the steps each student needs to take starting in the first weeks and continuing through graduation. Individuals who are not yet admitted to the university should visit the Admissions page to find admissions requirements, a list of degrees and certifications, and other helpful information.
Immediately After Admission
Activate your Falcon Account: Your Falcon Account will be used for class registration, financial aid, housing, university e-mail, and your student records. You'll need to activate your account online as soon as you are admitted. Once you've activated your account you can log on to the Electronic Student Information System (eSIS).
Within Your First Term
Meet with your advisor. Your graduate program director will assign a graduate faculty member to be your academic adviser. Your adviser will assist you in finalizing your academic plan, selecting electives, and completing your program requirements. Your adviser will tell you how to prepare for the written and/or oral examinations as you near the end of your study program.
Teacher education admission (if necessary).
Discuss your academic plan. Working with your adviser, ensure that you are familiar with the requirements of your degree plan.
Select a degree plan. You will choose one of the following degree plans to complete your degree requirements:
See Graduate Plan (Thesis, Research Paper, Capstone Experience) on this page.
Throughout your Program
Resolve holds on your account.
During Your Last Term
Complete course requirements.
Complete any additional requirements for teachers.
Schedule a comprehensive examination if required by your program. (See details on this page)