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