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The Office of Academic Services (OAS) was established in 1969 to serve underrepresented groups. It has evolved over the years to serve any student applying to Western as a freshman who does not meet regular admissions criteria. Students remain in the program until they have completed a minimum of 27 semester hours at Western, have achieved at least a “C” average in their course work, and have declared a major course of study. This is typically two semesters (freshman year).

In 1994, OAS merged with the University Advising Center to become the University Advising and Academic Services Center (UAASC). The Center primarily serves students entering through OAS and students entering undeclared in our University Advising Program. All UAASC academic advisors carry manageable caseloads so that they can be available to meet with advisees multiple times during the semester.