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GSTS - Add Program Milestones

This document walks through how to add Program Milestones to the student record for tracking the progress of non-coursework requirements for degree completion. These steps show only the minimum requirements for filling out a milestone. Programs have the flexibility to use the additional fields on the milestone page as they see fit.


  1. Log into the Student Information System (SIS) using your Net ID and password.
    NetID login page

  2. Click on Student Records WorkCenter.
    Student Records Work Center Tile

  3. On the left hand side of the screen select Student Milestones.

    Student Records WorkCenter menu with arrow indicating Student Milestones option

  4. Select the Add a New Value tab to add new milestones for a specific student.

    Student Milestones Search Page

  5. In the ID field enter in the students EMPL ID # - not their campus ID (or use the magnifying glass next to the box to look it up using their name).
  6. If it isn't already filled in enter UWMSN in the Academic Institution field.
    Student milestones page with arrows indicating the ID and Academic Institution fields

  7. In the Academic Career field enter GRAD, and click the look-up glass next to Academic Program and select the corresponding career number and Academic Program code for which you would like to assign the milestone.
    (Note: If a student has more than one career number and more than one Academic Program code and you are unsure which one to choose follow the supplemental instructions for Looking up Career Number and Academic Program)
    Student Milestones page with arrows indicating Academic Career and Academic Program fields
  8. Then select Add.
  9. If you get the following message click on the arrow across from the student's ID number under Search Results.
    Student Milestones page with pop-up message after a search

  10. The next page should look like what is shown below. If you see something different, or if there is information filled in under Milestone Detail follow the supplemental instructions for Assigning Milestones for Students with Existing Milestones. Otherwise, follow these instructions on how to fill out a Program Milestone.

    Student milestone record showing a blank milestone

  11. To add another milestone for the same student click on the lower [+] Add button across from the Milestone Nbr field (not the upper [+] Add button across from the Milestone Copy button) and fill in the information for additional milestones.
  12. Once you are done adding milestones and filling out the details for a student click the Save button in the bottom left corner.

    Save button

KeywordsGSTS, graduate student tracking system, assigning milestones, academic advising report,   Doc ID107039
OwnerLorena K.GroupGraduate School
Created2020-11-09 09:31:01Updated2023-07-03 07:19:16
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