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L&S Deadlines for Course and Program Changes

Detailed deadline information for changing courses, adding courses or changing program requirements. The links in the table of contents will take you directly to deadlines for that area.

New course proposals and course changes

Departments must use Lumen Courses to submit course proposals. The deadlines below assume:

  • All cross-listed departments have approved the course in Lumen by the deadline
  • The syllabus submitted includes all syllabus components required by campus.
  • Requested revisions are addressed within a day or two (for last-minute deadlines).  
Recommended submission: This deadline builds in time for required revisions, other required department or committee approvals, and time to address questions.
 
Last minute deadline: Does not build in time for revisions, or other committee/department required approvals. Courses that need this attention may not make campus deadlines.

New courses are imported into SIS 8-12 weeks after the department approves a proposal. Cross-listed courses or those requesting new General Education designations will take several weeks longer.

Lumen Course proposal deadlines
Term  Course change
 New course
Spring 2025

Recommended submission: July 1, 2024.

Final deadline for L&S Review: August 23, 2024

Recommended submission: August 23, 2024.

Final deadline for L&S Review Deadline: September 27, 2024

New courses proposed at the final deadline may not meet campus deadlines, and will not be scheduled in time for spring enrollment.

Summer 2025

Recommended Submission: September 27, 2024.

Final deadline for L&S Review: November 1, 2024

Recommended submission: October 11, 2024.

Final deadline for L&S Review: November 15, 2024.

New courses proposed at the final deadline may not meet campus deadlines, and will not be scheduled in time for summer enrollment.

Fall 2025

Recommended Submission: December 3, 2024

Final deadline for L&S Review: Jan 17, 2025


Recommended submission: December 3, 2024.

Final deadline for L&S Review: February 14, 2025.

New courses proposed at the final deadline may not meet campus deadlines, and will not be scheduled in time for continuing student fall enrollment.

Program Changes: Undergraduate

Changes to be effective Fall 2024 (inclusive of "Annual"- type updates):

  • Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Please see the L&S Annual Fall Guide Revisions page for information about the tools and the process for submitting changes and updates to undergraduate programs. 

Changes to be effective Spring 2024 ('mid-cycle' updates):

  • Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Mid-cycle changes are limited to correction of errors or clarifications that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements.

Program changes: Graduate or Capstone Certificate programs

Changes to be effective Fall 2024 (inclusive of "Annual"- type updates):

  • Deadline: Thursday, Feb.1, 2024. Substantial changes should be submitted earlier (recommended by early January) so they have enough time to be reviewed by governance committees. 

Changes to be effective Spring 2024 ("mid-cycle" updates):

  • Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Mid-cycle changes are limited to admission updates and correction of errors that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements.

L&S Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates and Deadlines

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines
 Meetings
 (Tuesdays)
 Notes
September 10, 2024
Absolute deadline to review course changes effective Spring 2025  
September 24, 2024  
October 8, 2024
October 22, 2024 Absolute deadline to review new courses effective Spring 2025
November 12, 2024
November 26, 2024 Absolute deadline to review course changes effective Summer 2025
December 10, 2024 Absolute deadline to review new courses effective Summer 2025
January 28, 2025
February 11, 2025 Absolute deadline to review course changes effective Fall 2025; Deadline to consider Obsolete Course Waivers
February 25, 2025  
March 11, 2025 Absolute deadline to consider new courses effective Fall 2025
April 8, 2025
April 22, 2025 The University Curriculum Committee does not meet during the summer: courses approved during this meeting or later will reviewed by UCC in the fall.

Contact Information

Kim Grocholski, kim.grocholski@wisc.edu (Lumen program proposals)
Sara Stephenson, sara.stephenson@wisc.edu (Course proposals)
Kimbrin Cornelius, kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu 


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