To find courses offered in an upcoming term,
click on the Searchable Timetable:

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Directions on how to register:


Before registering:

  • Registration is done online through the student's WINGS Student Center, except for:
    • Audit students: Audit students should bring in their overrides (written permission from the instructor) to Records and Registration.
    • Extended Learning programs and some graduate programs: Check with Extended Learning or your graduate program director for directions on how to register.

  • Students must be admitted to UWL before they can register for any course(s). 
    • Applications normally take 2-4 days to process.
    • New to UWL? Complete the online application.
    • Continuing UWL students who have not enrolled at UWL for a semester or more (or who withdrew in the middle of a semester) MUST re-apply in order to register for courses. Submit an online application.
      • Past holds on an account may delay processing time.
      • 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.)
  • Fees and bills:
    • All past bills must be paid before registering.
    • All undergraduate and graduate students are assessed a non-refundable registration fee each semester they register for one or more courses, whether or not the student drops the course(s) before the semester starts. The fee appears on your bill and can be paid online.
    • 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.

  • Timetables (the 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.

  • Students are encouraged to register for classes as soon as they are able. Many classes fill up fast. Also, 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.

  • Transfer credit: If you would like to send transcripts to UWL for review of possible transfer credits, please contact the prior college institution(s) that you attended. That institution(s) must send an official copy of your transcript directly to the UW-La Crosse Admissions Office. More information about transferring to UW-La Crosse can be found in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Additional registration information:

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

UWL is committed to providing equitable access to class registration. Students with the most credits earned are assigned the earliest enrollment appointments (i.e., Senior, Junior, etc.). In-progress credits are not included in the calculation of earned credits, with the exception of first year students who have not other credit. College credits earned at other institutions, including college credit earned in high school from programs such as concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement, ECCP, etc., are included in the calculation of earned credits as long as the credit is accepted by UWL and entered on the student's UWL transcript (a final, official transcript from the prior institution needs to be on record).

Student classifications:

  • Seniors: 90 credits and higher
  • Juniors: 60-89 credits; 
  • Sophomores: 30-59 credits
  • First Year: 0-29 credits; if no prior credits have been earned & transferred in, a first year in their second semester is assigned an appointment based on currently enrolled credits.

See Important Dates and Deadlines for when registration begins and refer to your WINGS Student Center for your assigned time.

FIRST SEMESTER FIRST YEARS expanding section

New incoming first years meet with an advisor and sign up for classes during START registration, which is typically scheduled in June for students entering in the fall term. The Admissions Office will send more information directly to students.

Second semester first years are assigned an registration appointment in the same way as the rest of the student body. See the "Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Students" section above.

SECOND-DEGREE STUDENTS expanding section

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 expanding section

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 expanding section

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 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 expanding section

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.

EXTENDED LEARNING STUDENTS expanding section

Students enrolling in Extended Learning 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 Extended Learning at 608.785.6500 to obtain an application form. Any past bills must be paid before registering.

Students may register for Extended Learning 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. 

COLLABORATIVE STUDENTS expanding section

Students enrolling in a UW collaborative program course must obtain a permission number for each class from UW Extended Campus before they can register. UW Extended Campus can be contacted at 877.895.3276 or learn@uwex.edu. Once the student has the permission number(s) and registration has started at UWL, they may register using the WINGS Student Center. Directions on how to register can be found on the WINGS Help page.

UWL participates in the following UW collaborative programs:

  • Undergraduate:
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management & Technology (HIMT)
    • Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management (HWM)
  • Graduate:
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity (CYB)
    • Master of Science in Data Science (DS)
    • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (HCA)
    • Master of Science in Information Technology Management (ITM)
GRADUATE STUDENTS expanding section

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 Physician 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, 145 Graff Main Hall, 608.785.8127, before registering. Other graduate non‑degree students who need advising should contact one of the following offices for referral: 

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities: Associate Dean, Charles Martin-Stanley; 608.785.8113 
College of Science and Health: 
Associate Dean, Roger Haro; 608.785.6970