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Greetings and welcome to the Spring 2021 term at UW-Madison!

We wish to take this opportunity to welcome you and to share some important resources.  We recommend bookmarking the websites below for future reference.

The College of Letters & Science Student Academic Affairs has a website address at:


You will be able to find important information that will be helpful to you during the term and throughout your undergraduate studies.  You will also find additional helpful information at:

Guide (official information about degrees/majors/certificates)

General Advising Information

Important Deadlines

Noteworthy dates for Spring 2021:

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021Deadline to drop a Spring term class (or classes) and have no record of it (have no DR) on transcript.
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 – Last day for 100% tuition adjustment on dropped courses.
  • Friday, February 19, 2021 – Last day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped courses.
  • Friday, March 26, 2021 – Last day to drop a Spring term course and still remain enrolled.
  • Friday, April 16, 2021 – Last day to drop all of your courses and completely withdraw from the Spring term.

Please note that the dates listed here are for the traditional 15-week term. You are responsible for knowing the deadlines for your courses. You can find the specific dates for your enrolled classes in the section details of your course in the Course Search & Enroll app.Make sure you consult this information when making important decisions about your enrollment status. Session dates and deadlines will open a pop-up which will show the Add, Drop, and Tuition Adjustment deadlines for that class.

L&S Undergraduate Policies and Regulations

Please make sure that you connect with your academic advisor if you have general questions or need some assistance with your schedule/classes.  Also feel free to contact L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services if you have any questions and need assistance in connecting with the appropriate resource(s).

More information about L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services can be found at Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Service.

Best wishes for a wonderful Spring 2021!

The College of Letters & Science Student Academic Affairs (SAA) is dedicated to the success of L&S undergraduate students both inside and outside the classroom by supporting student learning and personal growth.

Student Academic Affairs provides services to students as they prepare to register for their first classes and offers services designed to enhance student success from entry through graduation. Although SAA is primarily focused on undergraduates enrolled in the College of Letters & Science, its mission and services extend to the entire undergraduate student body. Office locations for Student Academic Affairs include: Bascom Hall, Ingraham Hall, Red Gym, and South Hall.

SAA and the College of Letters & Science serve students primarily through the following five programs:

In addition, undergraduate students in need of assistance with L&S academic rules and procedures and other related services have access to academic deans in L&S Undergraduate Academic Deans’ Services.

Important Dates and Events