What is the residence requirement for L&S undergraduate students?

The following section outlines the residence requirement for L&S undergraduate students.

Letters & Science undergraduate students must complete 30 degree credits in residence after their 90th degree credit to complete the L&S residence requirement.  Credits are considered "in residence" if these credits are earned in a UW-Madison degree credit course, including those credits taken on a UW-Madison sponsored study abroad program.  Transfer credits, courses completed at other UW System schools, UW-Extension/Independent Learning courses, or courses taken abroad through a non UW-Madison residence program are not considered in residence.

Students who are under the curriculum of 2007 (also known as BABS07) qualify for an automatic exception to the resident requirement if they:
  • Have earned all of their first 90 credits in residence.  If this is the case, students are allowed to count up to (but never more than) two (2) courses (for a maximum total of 8 credits) within the last 30 credits not in residence.

Students whose first 90 credits are not earned entirely in residence must complete a minimum of 30 additional degree credits in residence.  Students who are making satisfactory progress may obtain an exception to the residence requirement through L&S Academic Deans' Services by filling out the 30-credit rule/senior residence exception form.  

For more detailed information, see residence requirement (30-credit rule)

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Keywords:residence, 30 credit rule, residence requirement, study abroad, UW-Extension, Independent Learning, transfer credits   Doc ID:38001
Owner:Tori R.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2014-02-26 15:23 CDTUpdated:2014-02-26 15:24 CDT
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