Important message from the Records & Registration Office

Due to the ongoing public health situation, some changes have taken place to Fall registration, transcripts ordering, and office procedures:

  1. Registration for Fall 2020 will be closed for longer than normal so that departments can adjust their Fall schedules to fit into the new social distancing and health safety guidelines. Students will be able to adjust their schedules and continue registering starting July 27th. Non-degree seeking special students will be able to start registering August 10th.
  2. Most staff in the Records and Registration Office are working remotely during normal business hours. Please contact us using our email at records@uwlax.edu. If you do call our number and no one answers, please leave a message and your call will be returned either by email or phone as soon as possible.
  3. In addition, we cannot take transcript requests in person. Please order electronically. Current students may use the Official Transcript link in their WINGS Student Center. Former students may use the "Order a Transcript Now" link on our Transcript page. The link to the Transcript page is below this message. 
  4. There may be a delay in processing the transcript requests for students who attended UWL prior to 1991, transcript requests sent in the mail, or requests for transcripts to be sent through regular postal mail. If the health situation requires our minimal office staff to return to working from home, the delay could add 1-2 weeks of processing time.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the temporary undergraduate S/U Grading Policy for Spring 2020

Catalog publishing

The undergraduate and graduate catalogs are published annually on the UWL website around the first week of June.

The UWL undergraduate and graduate catalogs are published online using the catalog software tool called Courseleaf CAT, provided by the vendor Leepfrog. The online catalogs have the same look and feel as the UWL website, but they are a separate document and are edited through a separate software program.

The online catalogs have many helpful features including sample degree plans for advising, clear presentations of course requirements and lists, and "in-lined" courses which display the course description in a popup window when clicked.  In addition, overview tabs create the opportunity to showcase departments, programs, and majors with descriptions to interest perspective students and the public. 

Approval process

Catalog page editors carefully examine and verify that the information on their page(s) is accurate. Page editors have permission to make changes to specific pages and can also start the workflow process by clicking the green workflow button. The page is then sent to the Records and Registration office for one final review. 

No matter how many individual users are in each editor role, it only takes one user to approve a page by clicking the green workflow button. Once the workflow button is clicked, the page is no longer editable by anyone except the Records Office.

If the current editor assignments are not correct and/or departments want to add additional users in each roles, email catalog@uwlax.edu with the changes. The department chair or office supervisor's approval is needed for any role changes or updates. 

Curriculum and policy changes

All curriculum and policy edits must go through the proper governance process and need UCC or GCC approval. Any edits to curriculum or policy that have not been approved by the necessary governance will not be accepted or published. The deadline for curriculum changes to make the new catalogs is the second to last curriculum committee meeting.  

Getting started

Navigate to https://uwlnextcat.courseleaf.com and log in to start editing. The UWL Catalog Team created the below training materials to help assist with catalog edits. Leepfrog, the software vendor, also has a great online "Help" link within each catalog page's editor toolbar. 

Catalog Contacts

If you have any questions or need help, please email the catalog@uwlax.edu or contact: