Academic Policies & Forms

Policies for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) can be found in the KnowledgeBase. Your academic advisor is also an excellent resource and can answer many questions related to policy. For any additional questions, please contact CALS Academic Affairs at or 608.262.3003. Some common questions and processes are included below.

Additional Major / Degree Application
CALS students who wish to complete multiple majors or degrees are required to submit an application to CALS Academic Affairs for review and approval. The application process is available here.

Academic Standing
Information about academic standing, probation and dropped status can be found here.

Policies and procedures regarding graduation, including applying for graduation, commencement information, honors, DARS issues, and timelines, can be found here.

Guide to Requesting Exceptions
If you wish to request an exception to a CALS policy, you should start by consulting with your academic advisor or contact our office at Any CALS student needing assistance is welcome to meet with our Dean On Call. Students should email and provide your name, phone number, and short description of your question(s). A Dean on Call will respond to your request and to set up a virtual meeting. Summer Dean on Call hours are 12:00-3:30 pm Tuesday and Friday. Arrangements will be made to meet with a student at an alternative time if necessary for the student. If you have an urgent need to speak with a Dean on Call, please contact the CALS Academic Affairs Office at or 608-262-3003.


Additional Major/Degree – review the policy