The Office of the Associate Provost reports to the Provost and provides leadership for several areas within Academic Affairs:
Information and Resources
Students look to this office when dealing with difficult academic issues. Such issues include:
- Academic Probation and Dismissal
- Academic Recovery Plans
- Academic Integrity Violations
- Course Substitution Requests
- Grade Appeals
- Readmission after previous academic difficulty
Students can find more detailed information by visiting Student Information and Resources.
Specific questions related to student matters should be directed to the Office of the Special Assistant for Academic Policy at 610-436-3551.
The Office of the Associate Provost also oversees curricular matters and is responsible for maintaining integrity with regard to the university's academic policies. This office:
- Oversees Program Review & Assessment and First-Year Student Scheduling.
- Acts as liaison to The Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
- Provides leadership for faculty development in order to facilitate an engaged learning environment.
Visit Faculty/Staff Information and Resources for more information.
Have a question for our office? Contact the Office of the Associate Provost at 610-738-0492.
The 2015-2016 Academic Calendar and all monthly calendars are housed on the Registrar site.
- Mon, Aug 24
Fall 2015 Classes Begin
- Mon, Aug 31
Last Day to Drop/Add Classes
- Tue, Sep 1
Course Withdrawal Begins
- Tue, Sep 15
Enrollment Snapshot Date; Please check your class lists on MyWCU and make sure that all students are registered for courses, internships, practica, student teaching, individualized instruction, and independent study prior to this date
- Fri, Sep 18
Advisees placed on probation, continued probation, or pending probation at the end of the Spring 2015 semester must have an Academic Recovery Plan (ARP) completed by this date to avoid having a hold placed on their account
- Mon-Tue, Oct 5-6
Fall Break; No classes will be held during that time
- Fri, Oct 23
All no grades (NGs), audit requests, pass/fail requests, and course withdrawals are to be completed
- Mon, Nov 30
Term Withdrawal Deadline: It is recommended that at least one major course evaluation take place (with the students receiving feedback) before this date
- Tue-Sat, Dec 8-12
- Sun, Dec 13
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
- Mon, Dec 14
Graduate Commencement Ceremonies
Important Syllabus Notes
Policy Notes and Important Information
- Award Z grades to students who stop attending classes but do not drop or withdraw during the semester. This information is important to the Financial Aid Office to maintain compliance with the U.S. Government Policy for awarded aid.
- When posting student information, use a system to identify students other than social security numbers or WCU ID numbers.
- Any student entering Fall 2014 or later will be held to the new General Education Distributive requirements. Please familiarize yourself with that list of approved courses.
- Transfer students must earn 60 credits at WCU in order to qualify for honors at graduation. Please be sure your transfer advisees are aware of this policy. There are no exceptions.
- Transfer credits that were taken Pass/Fail are now noted on students' records as TP. This designation will indicate that the course must be retaken for a grade if required.
- Students must complete MAT1XX, WRT120, and WRT2XX by the time they have earned 60 credits. Transfer students entering with 60 or more credits should be urged to complete either/both requirements during their first semester at WCU.
- As you plan your course syllabus and schedule, please utilize the Final Exam Policy.
The cost of textbooks may deter some students from purchasing them, which can hinder their academic success. The Multicultural Student Success Committee has compiled a list of affordable textbook purchasing options .
Faculty members are encouraged to share this with their students.
For questions regarding provision of ADA accommodations or right to accommodations, students should refer to the university catalog.