L&S Deadlines for Course and Program Changes

Please consult the information below for deadlines to change courses, add courses or change program requirements.

Courses: Lumen course proposal deadlines

Departments must use Lumen Courses to submit course proposals, and must upload a syllabus with all syllabus components required by campus.

Typically, course proposals receive final approval and are imported into SIS 8-12 weeks after the department approves a proposal. Cross-college cross-listings and courses with General Education designations will take several weeks longer.

Course change deadlines are set with the release of course schedule in mind-- they ensure all course changes can be in place before the schedule is released. New course deadlines are later; however it also means new course proposals approved later will not be in place before the schedule is released, sometimes well after students have started registering.  

Course proposal deadline table
Term  Course change
 New course
Fall 2023 Deadlines have passed. Deadlines have passed.
Spring 2024
  • Recommended deadline: Early March 2023
  • Last-minute deadline: TBD, early September 2023
  • Recommended deadline: Early September 2023
  • Last-minute deadline: October 1, 2023
Summer 2024
  • Recommended: October 1, 2023
  • Last-minute deadline TBD
  • Recommended deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Last-minute deadline: TBD
1Recommended deadline: Courses proposed in this time frame will be approved in time for scheduling and opening of enrollment. It builds in time for revisions (including adding missing components to the syllabus), other required department or committee approvals, and time to address questions. You will be notified if revisions to the proposal are needed.
2Last minute deadline: This date assumes all cross-listed departments have approved the course proposal by this date. Each course has a review queue that is dependent on what is requested in the proposal and how many departments/colleges/committees need to review and approve. This deadline does build in some time to for requests for revisions and review of gen ed designation. MOST course proposals submitted by this date can be approved in time to meet campus deadlines. New course proposals submitted after the 'course change' deadline may not be available for scheduling until after the schedule has been released and students are registering. It is possible some proposals submitted after this date can meet campus deadlines; however since many cannot we offer the earlier date as the best deadline to consider.

Program Changes: Undergraduate program deadlines

Changes to be effective Fall 2023 (inclusive of "Annual"- type updates):

  • Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Please see the Annual Undergraduate Fall Guide Revisions page for information about the the tools and the process for submitting changes and updates to undergraduate programs. 

Changes to be effective Spring 2024 ('mid-cycle' updates):

  • Deadline:TBD. Typically early September.
  • Mid-cycle changes are limited to correction of errors or clarifications that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements.

Program changes: Graduate Program or Capstone Certificate program deadlines

Changes to be effective Fall 2023 (inclusive of "Annual"- type updates):

  • Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023. Substantial changes should be submitted earlier (recommended by end of January) so they have enough time to be reviewed by governance committees. 

Changes to be effective Spring 2024 ("mid-cycle" updates):

  • Deadline: TBD. Typically early Sept.
  • Mid-cycle changes are limited to admission updates and correction of errors that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements.

L&S Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates and Deadlines

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines
 (by 5pm Friday)
September 13, 2022
 Sept. 2, 2022 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Spring 2023  
September 27, 2022  Sept. 16, 2022  
October 112022  Sept. 30, 2022
October 252022  Oct 14, 2022 "Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Spring 2023.  
November 82022  Oct. 28, 2022
November 222022  Nov 11, 2022 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Summer 2023
December 132022  Dec. 2, 2022 "Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Summer 2023 
January 242023  Jan. 13, 2023
February 142023  Feb. 3, 2023 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Fall 2023.
February 282023  Feb 17, 2023  
March 282023 March 17, 2023 "Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Fall 2023.
April 11, 2023 March 31, 2023
April 25, 2023 April 14, 2023  
May 9, 2023 April 28, 2023 The University Curriculum Committee doesn't meet during the summer; courses approved during this meeting or later will reviewed by UCC in the fall.

Contact Information

Kimbrin Cornelius, at kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu

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Created:2011-08-26 09:50 CDTUpdated:2023-03-22 16:55 CDT
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