Registration Information

Excess Credit Policy

Resolution 8625, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents:

• Starting in the Fall of 2004-05, Wisconsin resident undergraduate students who have accumulated 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required by their degree programs, whichever is greater) will be charged a surcharge, equal to 100 percent of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level.

• The surcharge will be applied to students in the semester following the one in which they reach the 165 credit limit.

• This policy covers all Wisconsin resident undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, including students pursuing a double major. Minnesota residents and non-residents, graduate, and post-baccalaureate degree students are not affected.

• This policy applies to all credits earned at UW System campuses and WTCS (Wisconsin Technical College System) campuses. Retroactive, AP, military and transfer credits from outside the UW/WTCS institutions do not count towards the 165 credits.

• This policy will not prevent students from pursuing their goals, but it will be at a cost that is less subsidized by Wisconsin taxpayers. This is not a policy that UW-River Falls can decide whether or not to implement, this is a UW-System mandate.

• Each student has the right to appeal the surcharge to the Dean of his or her College. Institutions are permitted to “make exceptions through an appeals process and grant waivers in cases of extenuating circumstances beyond a student’s control.” Instructions on how to appeal the surcharge and a printable form can be accessed at the following web sites:

Waiver of 165 Credit Surcharge Form