- Eligibility to Register
- Academic Advising Prior to Registration
- Registration Procedures and Deadlines
- Change of Registration/Add and Drop or Withdrawal from Classes
- Late Registration and Late Payment Fees
- Concurrent Registration
- ID Cards
For the latest registration information, check online at uwm.edu/registrar/.
Continuing students who completed (or registered but withdrew from) the preceding term in good or probationary academic standing are eligible to continue at UWM unless they received a degree. Students who previously attended UWM but were not enrolled the preceding two terms must be re-admitted to UWM.
Students who have been out more than two terms must file a re-entry application to return to the University. Transcripts of college work taken during the absence from UWM must be submitted.
New students, as well as students who received a degree but wish to return for further study, must be officially re-admitted in order to be eligible to register. All students must clear any "holds" resulting from overdue obligations before being eligible for re-admission or registration.
For more information about the application and admission processes, see the Admission section of this catalog.
All students are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM and all new freshmen must meet with their advisor before they will be permitted to register for their first term. Academic advising prior to registration is also required for Academic Opportunity Center (AOC) students and is strongly encouraged for all students.
These requirements are subject to change. If you are unsure of the requirements for your particular program, or do not know who your academic advisor is, consult your school/college advising office. See Advising and Orientation for New Students for more information.
The initial registration cycle begins with the availability of the Schedule of Classes, which occurs in April for the following fall term; mid-October for the winter term; November for the spring term; and January for the summer term. The Schedule of Classes may be viewed online at www.uwm.edu/schedule.
Continuing students will be assigned registration appointment times that can be viewed on PAWS. Enrollment appointments indicate the first opportunity to register online using PAWS after priority registration begins. New and re-entering students will receive registration information as soon as appropriate after admission. New freshmen register as part of a new student advising and registration program (see Advising and Orientation for New Students).
Students will be assigned an "earliest possible" registration date and time based on their level and total earned credits within their level (e.g., graduate student, senior, freshman, junior, sophomore, special/non-degree student). More information may be found online at www.enrollappointment.uwm.edu.
Details about the registration process, deadlines for a particular term, and penalties for late registration are described in the Schedule of Classes. Please ensure that you are taking advantage of your earliest opportunity to register, as well as complying with necessary procedures and deadlines.
After initial registration, students have the opportunity to modify their class schedule by adding, dropping, or withdrawing from classes during specific periods prior to the start of the semester. Such changes can be made without financial penalty until shortly before the start of the term (or before the start of a particular summer session). However, significant financial penalties can apply for changes made beyond the appropriate deadline, and some departments have unique deadlines and approval requirements governing how and when students may add and drop particular courses. Some academic programs also require their students to obtain specific approval for adding or dropping courses. Consult the online Schedule of Classes for dates, deadlines, and procedures.
Additional fees and penalties will be assessed of students who register after published deadlines or who pay their fee/tuition assessments late. Consult the Schedule of Classes or Bursar Office website at www.bursar.uwm.edu in order to avoid these penalties.
Students wishing to enroll concurrently at UWM and at another college or university may do so only with the advance approval of their UWM school/college advising office.
Students enrolled part time at more than one UW campus normally pay fees separately to each campus. Students enrolled full time at one campus and part time at another generally pay full-time tuition at their full-time campus and only segregated fees at the part-time campus. However, some specialized programs or courses with special class fees may require payment above the full-time fee rate. Contact the Registrar's Office for additional details.
UW System regulations require that each student have a picture ID card. This card is used in the UWM Library, the Klotsche Center, the Union, and other places to verify student status and eligibility for participation or service. Students are expected to obtain their ID during their first semester at UWM. ID cards may be obtained in the Registrar's Office, Mellencamp Hall, Room 274.
If you are enrolled only in online courses and wish to obtain an ID
card verifying your affiliation with UWM, go to www.onlineid.uwm.edu for more
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