Registration & Enrollment

Congratulations on your admission! We are excited to have you as a student on our campus!  Check out the UW College's New Student Page for additional resources and information. 

Take your Next Steps to Success!

Now that you have been admitted, you must complete the 5 steps in the enrollment process.

1. Placement Tests

  • Please plan to take your placement tests at least two weeks prior to your Advising & Registration date, or before meeting with your advisor (transfer students). View complete placement test information.
  • Placement tests are required of all new, incoming students who have not yet completed college level English, mathematics or foreign language coursework.  If you have taken AP, Concurrent Enrollment, or CAPP coursework during high school, please contact the Solution Center for clarification on which tests are needed.
  • Transfer students may not be required to take the tests if they have completed college level coursework that provides an indication of the level of mathematics, writing or foreign language already successfully accomplished.

2. Advising & Registration (A&R)

  • This session is focused on the "need-to-know" information for new freshman.
  • Receive your placement results, understand degree requirements and ultimately, work with advisors to schedule classes.
  • An email will be sent to you with available dates.

3. New Student Orientation

  • The last step in the New Student Orientation process!
  • Get oriented to campus.  Learn about campus resources and student life opportunities (clubs, organizations, athletics, and more!)
  • Meet new people and have some fun. 

Need more information?

See the registration and enrollment information specifically for new studentscontinuing students or returning students as well as information on registration and enrollment policies.

New Students

Advising & Registration is for new students who have completed their Placement Test (or are registered to take the tests). This event is an opportunity to work with an academic advisor and register for your classes. 

Check your campus email for the “Admitted/New Students Next Steps Invite" for the link to register for an Advising & Registration session (dates below).   Also, please continue to check your campus email for other steps in the admission process, including Orientation.  For placement testing and other admissions information visit the  New Student Webpage.

Continuing Students

Continuing students will be assigned registration appointments based on the number of credits already earned. Priority registration appointments can be found through the Student Center in PRISM about two weeks before registration opens (Fall: second Wednesday of April and Spring: second Wednesday of November).

In order to select and get into all of the classes you want, we recommend that students register as early as possible during the published times.

To register for classes: 

  1. Review the Course Schedule, and develop a tentative set of courses.
  2. Discuss class choices and academic plan with an advisor.
  3. Check PRISM for your appointment time during the priority enrollment period. Download the PRISM tutorial.
  4. Accept Terms and Conditions Agreement (TAC).
  5. Register for courses online using PRISM. 

Returning Students

Have you attended in the past but taken a semester or more off?  Follow these steps to register for classes:

  1. Re-fill out the UW System Application
  2. Log on to your campus email and PRISM account to track your admissions status. Your username and password should have remained unchanged. 
    • If you forgot either, use the “Password Reset” page link on the PRISM login screen to recover both.
  3. After you have been re-admitted, follow the steps to register under Continuing Students above.

Registration & Enrollment Policies