Registration and Course Policies

Academic Advising

All students must meet with their advisor prior to registering for courses. Students who have earned credits from another institution will be individually assessed regarding transfer credits. Students should remember that even when the university general education requirements are considered met, other college or departmental requirements may not have been met.

Ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to meet their graduation requirements. The advisor will be a resource for students to assist in planning the courses they will need in order to graduate. Details about registration and other academic matters will be emailed to students’ UW Platteville email address. Please see the undergraduate advising page for additional information. 

Numbering of Courses

Students should look at a course’s number to determine the general difficulty level of the course and whether it will count towards their degree:

0000-0990          No credit toward graduation

1000-2990          Credit - lower level undergraduate

3000-4990          Credit - upper level undergraduate

5000-7990          Graduate level

Registration

After corresponding with their advisor, students may register for courses in PASS (Pioneer Administrative Software System). Students are allowed to register for up to nine credits during the summer sessions and up to eighteen credits during the fall/spring semesters. If a student wants to take more credits than what the credit limit allows they must contact their advisor for approval. Students who want to appeal an advisor’s decision should contact the director of the Center for Distance Learning.

Academic Load

During the fall and spring semesters, students who enroll for 12 or more credits during a semester are classified as full-time students; students who enroll for 11 or fewer credits are classified as part-time students. Full-time status for other purposes may be defined differently.

Dropping Courses/Refunds

Any student considering dropping a course needs to contact their advisor. To review the Distance Education Drop/Refund policy, deadlines, and fees, visit How to Drop a Distance Learning Course.

Registration Fee

Students are charged a $25 registration fee per term. 

Special Course Fees

A course may have special course fees.  Please refer to the class schedule to view any special course fees.

Repeat Courses

Students are allowed two attempts for a course. The grade earned in the second attempt (first repeat) will replace the first grade in the grade point average. If the first grade was a passing grade and the second grade is a failing grade, the failing grade is counted and credit earned is removed.

If a student wishes to enroll in a course three or more times, a petition for the repeat must be completed and approval granted by the college dean’s office. Grades earned beyond the second attempt do not replace prior grades in the grade point average. If a course is repeated at another institution, the grade is not counted in the grade point average and does not replace grades earned at UW-Platteville.

Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Graduate Classes

Junior undergraduate students are eligible to take graduate courses numbered 5000-6990 for graduate credit if:

  • They have junior standing and are enrolled in a declared major as an undergraduate
  • They have a university grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • They have a major grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • They have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous graduate coursework, if any
  • They limit their total semester credit load to a maximum of 15 credits including graduate courses (a majority of the credits they take must be for undergraduate courses)
  • They secure the approval of the Dean of the Division of Professional Studies

Undergraduate students shall register for the undergraduate courses through undergraduate registration procedures and for the graduate course through graduate registration procedures.  In addition to meeting with their undergraduate advisor, students must meet with the graduate program advisor prior to enrollment in graduate level courses. Non UW-Platteville undergraduate students may be eligible to enroll in graduate level course work with special approvals from the Dean of the Division of Professional Studies. 

Undergraduate fees are charged for the undergraduate classes, and graduate fees are charged for the graduate classes.  Graduate classes do not count toward the undergraduate plateau (12-18 credits) and undergraduate classes do not count toward the graduate plateau (9-12 credits).

Senior undergraduate students are eligible to take graduate courses numbered 5000-6990 for graduate credit if:

  • They are eligible for admission to the graduate program in full standing (undergraduate grade point average must be 2.75 or higher)
  • They have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous graduate coursework, if any.
  • They limit their total credit load to a maximum of 15 credits including graduate courses. (A majority of the credits they take must be for undergraduate courses)
  • They secure the approval of the Dean of the Division of Professional Studies

Undergraduate students should register for the undergraduate courses through undergraduate registration procedures and for the graduate courses through graduate registration procedures.

Undergraduate fees are charged for the undergraduate classes, and graduate fees are charged for the graduate classes. Graduate classes do not count toward the under-graduate plateau (12-18 credits) and undergraduate classes do not count toward the graduate plateau (9-12 credits).

A maximum of 6 graduate credits may be transferred back to meet undergraduate degree requirements

Note: Only UW-Platteville graduate credits can be applied toward completion of an undergraduate degree.

The graduate registration form is available online at https://campus.uwplatt.edu/graduate-studies/registration-form.  To enroll in online graduate courses please contact the Center for Distance Learning at disted@uwplatt.edu or 1-800-362-5460.