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 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

If you are a Wisconsin resident and 60 years or older (by the first day of class), you may qualify to audit classes free of charge* on a space-available basis by permission of the instructor. 

* the senior auditor is responsible for paying any special course/material fees

About auditing a class

Auditing is defined as sitting in on a lecture course and not actively participating. Auditors are not required to recite, perform, or take examinations, although regular attendance is expected. 


Audited courses are listed on a student's official UW-La Crosse transcript with a grade of "AS" (audit satisfactory), "AU" (audit unsatisfactory), or "NR" (no report). Prior to enrolling, senior guest auditors discuss with the instructor the standard for earning an "AS" in the particular course. No credit is earned for audited courses. Audited courses may be repeated for credit in another term.

How to apply

  • Find the course offering you are interested in (using the "explore our course offerings" link to the Timetable above) and get that instructor's permission to audit the class (override form). 
  • Then, you will need to apply to UW-La Crosse through the UW System Online Application as a “Special/Non-Degree Seeking Student.” 
    • Tips for applying: 
      • When you get to the section titled “Reason for Applying,” select “Visitor/guest student at the undergraduate level” or “Visitor/guest student at the graduate level” depending on the level of courses you would like to audit at UWL.
      • When you get to the section titled “Applying As,” select “Senior Citizen Audit Only.”
      • If you audited a course in the previous semester, you do not need to apply.
    • The UW System also has a helpful document as well as a set of "Video Hints" outlining application procedures.
    • Please see the Admissions page for more information on applying as a Special/Non-Degree Student.  
  • Return override form to Records and Registration, 117 Graff Main Hall to get registered for the class. 

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