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     WINGS Manual for Students (includes written directions on how to register)

     WINGS Help (includes video tutorials on how to register)

     More Registration Tips and Tricks

    Before registering, please note:

    Registration is done online through your WINGS Student Center, except for audit students, Continuing Education (CEE), and some graduate programs. Check with Continuing Education or your graduate program director for directions if that applies to you. Audit students should bring in their overrides (written permission from the instructor) to Records and Registration.

    New incoming students (including transfers) are required to pay a one-time non-refundable tuition deposit before registering for classes for Summer, Fall, or Spring. If this fee is not paid, your registration cannot be processed. The fee will be applied to your tuition. The deposit may be sent to the Cashier's Office, or you can pay online using WINGS Student Center. Winter Intersession does not require a deposit.

    All past bills must be paid before registering.

    Students are encouraged to register for classes early, especially for summer courses. UWL reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment, no later than one week prior to the start of each session. For summer session, UWL cancels classes that have not met a minimum enrollment number two weeks prior to the first day of summer session. Check your campus email for cancellation notices.
     
    Timetables (schedules of courses) for upcoming terms are released several weeks before registration begins. The start date of registration can be found in the Dates and Deadlines.
     
    You must be admitted to UWL before you can register. Applications take 2-4 days to process, possibly longer if the student has outstanding holds on his/her account. Students who have not enrolled in a semester or more and students who withdrew in the middle of a semester MUST submit a new application online. The application fee does not have to be paid again. (If you kept your login username and password from your first application, you can reuse that information.)

    If you have any questions, please see Registration FAQs or call the Registration Help Line @ 608.785.8951.

    Additional important information by student type:

    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS (Enrolled in the current semester)

    Future semester/term registration for currently enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking students is based on the number of credits earned. Students with the most credits earned are assigned the earliest registration appointments. See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration begins and refer to your WINGS Student Center for your assigned time.

    FIRST-SEMESTER FRESHMEN

    New incoming freshmen meet with an advisor and sign up for classes during Freshman Registration, typically scheduled for June for students entering in the fall term. The Admissions office will send more information directly to students.

    SECOND-DEGREE STUDENTS

    Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from UW-La Crosse or any other regionally accredited institution and wish to earn another undergraduate degree are considered "second-degree students." Students who have never attended UWL should submit the online application and pay the application fee. Former UWL students who have previously paid the application fee must also apply online but do not have to pay the application fee.

    Students must be admitted before they can register. Admitted second-degree students register using their WINGS Student Center. See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration begins and refer to your WINGS Student Center for your assigned time. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    Note: Seeking a second-degree is different than seeking an additional major or minor. An additional major can be earned without fulfilling the requirements for a second degree. Thus, students do not have to be degree-seeking to obtain an additional major or minor, but they are required to be degree-seeking to earn another degree. Contact Records and Registration if you are not sure of your status.

    TRANSFER AND RE-ENTRY STUDENTS

    Students must be admitted before they can register. Once admitted, students may register online via the WINGS Student Center according to the registration schedule and instructions. The Admissions office will send more information directly to students. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    Registration appointments for transfer and re-entry students are determined by number of credits earned, but are only assigned after the student has been admitted. See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration begins and refer to your WINGS Student Center for your assigned time.

    VETERAN STUDENTS

    Honorably discharged veterans are eligible for priority registration. Please bring a copy of your DD-214, Notice of Basic Eligibility or Active Duty Identification Card to 116 Graff Main Hall. 

    At UW-La Crosse, priority registration allows students to register at the the beginning of their class level (i.e. sophomore, junior). See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration begins and refer to your WINGS Student Center for your assigned time. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    SPECIAL NON-DEGREE STUDENTS

    Students who are not seeking to earn a degree (i.e. taking a class to transfer back to another school; auditing only; taking a single class for personal interest) are considered "special non-degree students." Special non-degree students must apply online and be admitted before they can register. See Important Dates and Deadlines for the date special students can begin to register.

    Special non‑degree students register using the WINGS Student Center. Registration instructions are sent to admitted special non-degree students as the scheduled enrollment date for each term approaches. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXTENSION STUDENTS (CEE)

    Students enrolling in CEE courses (courses with 700 section numbers) may register using the WINGS Student Center if they were enrolled in a course in the prior semester. Students who have never been enrolled at UWL, or who have not been enrolled for more than a semester need to contact Continuing Education at 608.785.6500 to obtain an application form. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    Students may register for CEE courses until one day before the start of each class. Please note that decisions about whether the class will be held or not based on the enrollment are usually made one week before the start date. 

    GRADUATE STUDENTS

    Graduate students should see their graduate program director about what courses to register in.  Graduate students who were NOT enrolled in the prior term must apply for re-entry admission before they can register. If a graduate student interrupts their enrollment for one semester or longer (excluding summer) while in good academic standing, re-entry status may be granted with approval from the program director. Applications should be made as early as possible, no later than one month prior to the beginning of the planned term of re-enrollment. Applications will be accepted until enrollment limits have been reached.

    See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration starts. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    Graduate students currently in a program

    Depending on which program you are in, you either will complete the registration form and leave it with your program director or you will be required to use the WINGS Student Center to register. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

    Please note: Newly admitted students in Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT) or Physicians Assistant (PA) Graduate Programs are required to pay a one time $250 enrollment deposit prior to being able to register. This fee is applied toward tuition.

    Graduate special non-degree students

    Graduate special non-degree students register using the WINGS Student Center. See Important Dates and Deadlines for the date special students can begin to register. Those enrolling to meet DPI requirements (i.e. teachers) should direct questions to the Teacher Certification Office, 220 Thomas Morris Hall, 608.785.8650, before registering. Other graduate non‑degree students who need advising should contact one of the following offices for referral: 

    College of Business Administration: Interim Associate Dean, Glenn Knowles; 608.785.8090
    College of Liberal Studies: Associate Dean, Charles Martin-Stanley; 608.785.8113
    College of Science and Health: 
    Associate Dean, Ray Abhold; 608.785.8218