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After you are admitted to UWM, you will be invited to participate in a number of events to get you ready for your undergraduate career. 

You should have received a "Ready" brochure with your admit letter, which laid out the next steps you need to take on your journey to becoming a UWM students. We will post below the same information for easy reference. New Freshmen will also receive "Set" and "Go" brochures a few weeks after admission. Transfer students will receive their "Set/Go" (second) brochure a few weeks after admission. for your convenience these brochures can be found under the "ON THIS PAGE" section found on the right hand of this website.

Jump to: Checklist for Admitted Transfer Students

First-Year (New Freshmen) Admitted Student Checklist

Activate your ePanther account as soon as possible.  This will give you access to your PAWS account, which includes a To Do List.  Continue to monitor the email account you listed on your application - that's what most UWM departments will use to get in touch.
epanther.uwm.edu

Join us online.  You can connect with other future Panthers on the admitted student facebook page, go.uwm.edu/uwm2019 or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/uwmadmit.

Pay the New Student Confirmation Deposit.  A $100 Confirmation Deposit is required prior to registering for New Student Orientation.  This will be posted to your account upon admission. Students will be eligible for a refund of the Confirmation Deposit prior to attending New Student Orientation and/or registering for classes. At that point, it will be non-refundable.  

Submit your housing contract as soon as you can.  Housing contracts are now available. Log into uwm.edu/housing/myhousing to complete your contract!  Turn in your housing preferences (and choose a Living Learning Community) by May 1, 2015 for the best chance of getting your first pick.  Contact University Housing at 414.229.4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu with questions or for more information.
universityhousing.uwm.edu.

Pay the University Housing Contract deposit.  This $100 deposit applies only to students who submitted a University Housing Contract.  For more information, visit the University Housing website at uwm.edu/housing or contact them at 414.229.4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu with questions.

Consider financial options and apply for financial aidno later than November 15, 2014 for Spring 2015 admits. For Fall 2015 admits, apply for financial aid starting in January 2015 and meet the priority date of March 1, 2015 to maximize your potential financial aid.
finaid.uwm.edu

Sign up for placement testing. For Fall 2015 admits register for placement tests starting in February and take placement tests beginning in March; complete tests by the priority date of May 1, 2015 for the most flexible testing options.
newfreshmentesting.uwm.edu

Attend New Student Orientation.  Sign up for New Student Orientation starting in April.  Register by the priority date of June 1 for the most flexibility in dates.
nsorientation.uwm.edu

First-Year (New Freshmen) - More Information

An Invitation to Placement Testing
The UWM Testing Center
will send you an invitation (beginning in late January or February for fall, or soon after admission) to take your placement tests at UWM. You are required to take placement exams in mathematics and English. Depending upon the courses you took in high school and your intended major, you may also be required to take an exam in chemistry and/or foreign language.

You must take placement tests and complete a few other steps prior to registering for classes. Placement tests help you and your advisor select appropriate courses so you do not enroll in a course that is too easy or too difficult for you.

Placement tests will not affect your admission status. You will be notified by mail when you are eligible to sign-up for a test date on the New Freshman Testing Web site. You will not be able to register for a placement test date prior to receiving your letter of invitation.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled date, you can contact the UWM Testing Center to reschedule. Please keep in mind that it is in your best interest to attend your original test date because the earlier you complete placement testing, the earlier you will be invited to New Student Orientation to register for your UWM classes.

Making Payments
All payments can be made online via your PAWS account (paws.uwm.edu) using Mastercard, American Express, or a web check, in person in Mitchell Hall room 285, or by sending a check to UW-Milwaukee Cashier’s Office, PO Box 500, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (make sure to put your campus ID number in the memo line!).

An Invitation to New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation (NSO) program is very important for new freshmen to attend because it is where you will register for classes. After completing the steps outlined above, you will be mailed an invitation to participate in an NSO. There are several New Student Orientation programs throughout the summer, but it is to your advantage to sign up for a New Student Orientation session as soon as possible to register for your classes. Registration will be done in a group setting with the assistance of academic advisors. In addition, you will learn about important dates and deadlines, how to use UWM's course registration system, and receive a complete orientation to the university.

An Invitation to Family Orientation
We want to assure you and your family that we'll be here to help ease you through the transition from high school to university life. In addition to offering a registration program to you as an incoming freshman, we invite your family to Family Orientation.

Family Orientation takes place while you attend the New Student Orientation program. Your family will have a chance to tour the campus and residence halls, hear about the faculty perspective, discover how academic advising works, learn about additional support services available, get tips for success from current students, and have questions answered by friendly UWM staff.

When you sign up for New Student Orientation, your family is encouraged to register to attend Family Orientation. Additional information about Family Orientation will be sent in the student's New Student Orientation confirmation mailing.

New Transfer Student Checklist

Activate your ePanther account as soon as possible.  This will give you access to your PAWS account, which includes a To Do List.  Continue to monitor the email account you listed on your application - that's what most UWM departments will use to get in touch.
epanther.uwm.edu

Pay the $150 New Transfer Confirmation Deposit This will be posted to your account after you are admitted. 

Submit your Housing contract as soon as you can.   Fill out your contract by going to uwm.edu/housing/myhousing today!  If you plan to live within University Housing, turn in your housing preferences by May 1, 2015 for the best chance of getting your first pick.  Consider the selecting the Transfer Community for an opportunity to live with other students new to UWM but not to the college experience. llc.uwm.edu. Contact University Housing at 414.229.4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu with questions or for more information.
universityhousing.uwm.edu.

Pay the University Housing Contract deposit.  This deposit is $100 and applies  only to students who submitted a University Housing Contract.  For more information, visit the University Housing website at uwm.edu/housing or contact them at 414.229.4065 or university-housing@uwm.edu with questions.

Consider financial options and apply for or transfer your financial aid
starting in January 2015 and meet the priority date of March 1, 2015 to maximize your potential financial aid.
finaid.uwm.edu

Determine if you need to take placement tests. If you took Placement Tests at another University of Wisconsin System school, those scores will be transferred to UWM. If you already completed the English and Math General Education Requirements for your academic program, Placement Tests are not needed. If neither of these applies, you need to complete Placement Tests. For more information go tonewfreshmantesting.uwm.edu or call 414-229-2210.

Attend Transfer & Adult Student Orientation. Sign up for Transfer & Adult Student Orientation starting in April.  Register by the priority date of May 1 for the most flexibility in dates.
taso.uwm.edu.

New Transfer - More Information

Making Payments
All payments can be made online via your PAWS account (paws.uwm.edu) using Mastercard, American Express, or a web check, in person in Mitchell Hall room 285, or by sending a check to UW-Milwaukee Cashier’s Office, PO Box 500, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (make sure to put your campus ID number in the memo line!).

Orientation
The Transfer & Adult Student Orientation (TASO) program is very important for new transfer and returning adult students because it will ensure you are prepped and ready to start classes during your first semester at UWM. There are several Transfer & Adult Student Orientation programs throughout the summer, but it is to your advantage to sign up for a Transfer & Adult Student Orientation session as soon as possible to get a jump on your time at UWM. During orientation you will learn about important dates, deadlines, and processes, in addition to receiving a complete orientation to the university.