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 dean of their college.

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 $35 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

When students repeat courses, the second attempt will replace the first grade in the grade point average. The most recent grade is used regardless of whether it is higher or lower than the previous grade. If the repeat results in the grade of “F” and the student had previously earned a grade higher than “F,” the “F” replaces the grade in the calculation of the grade point average, and the student loses the credits since no credits are granted when a grade of “F” is earned. Grades earned in three or more attempts of a course do not replace prior grades but are included in the grade point average. A course that has a number change needs a repeat form submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Co-ops, internships and independent study courses need a repeat form. Courses coded as repeatable in the online catalog also need a repeat form with the Registrar’s Office.

Failing grades and deficiencies in grade point averages may be replaced only by taking work in residence at UW-Platteville. Grades earned in transfer coursework are not included in the UW-Platteville G.P.A.

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 College in which the course is offered.

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 student's college. 

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 College in which the course is offered.

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.

Integrated Bachelor's to Master's Plans

Select graduate courses may count toward both your undergraduate degree and your graduate degree at UW-Platteville.  For additional information on Integrated Bachelor's to Master's plans, including eligibility requirements, please visit https://go.uwplatt.edu/bstoms.

Approved credits will count in both the undergraduate and graduate GPA calculations at UW-Platteville and will be transcripted as described below:

  • Transcripting of Credit (Undergraduate): Upon enrollment in approved course(s) – the course(s) will appear on the undergraduate transcript and calculate into the cumulative credits. 
  • Transcripting of Credit (Graduate): Upon admission to a Graduate Program at UW-Platteville, the approved courses will be processed as internal transfer credit.  The courses(s) will then appear on the graduate transcript and calculate into the cumulative credits.