Registering for and Taking Courses
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This section provides an overview of UW-Platteville registration policies. More details and specific dates for registration and fee payment are available. Specific courses offered each term are available in the online class offerings. Students not on campus may view the list of upcoming course offerings on the Registrar’s home page.
Registration for new freshmen takes place on the UW-Platteville campus during summer New Student Registration days. The day includes events for parents too. In recognizing that the usual procedure of placing a new student into a hectic fall registration can be unsettling and a bit bewildering, freshmen at UWPlatteville are offered a slower-paced summer registration.
Everyone at UW-Platteville wants students to be successful. For this very basic reason, a special registration program has been established for students and their parents. Each registration session is specifically designed to provide students with a solid foundation concerning their needs and those of their parents. The more students know, the better chance of success they will have in making a smooth transition from their current setting to student life at UW-Platteville. It is important that students and their parents take full advantage of these registration events.
Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to take part in the new student orientations that take place just before the beginning of classes. These special activities provide all new students with an opportunity to become acquainted with and to feel part of UWPlatteville’s campus and the local community. The activities are both social and informative. They include tours of the campus, assistance with class scheduling and picking up textbooks, visits with college deans and faculty, small group discussions and at least one all-student social event that brings together newcomers and returning students.
Continuing and transfer students should check with the Registrar’s Office or review the information.
Each student must meet with an assigned academic advisor before registering. Students may also wish to visit the department chair of their major to see what general education, major or minor requirements they have left to meet. Academic Requirement reports are available to students and advisors before advance registration begins. Students must meet with an advisor to fill out a worksheet listing their desired course schedule and receive a personal identification number to release the advising hold.
Students are assigned an advance registration appointment based upon the number of credits earned: those with the most credits earned (seniors) register first, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Courses fill on a first-come basis; therefore, students are encouraged to take advantage of advance registration.
Students who miss advance registration may still register during regular or late registration. Dates for these registration periods are also listed on the Registrar's home page.
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