Continuing Student Registration

Register through PAWS.

To view the selection of classes, visit the UWM Schedule of Classes page, and select the appropriate semester/term. When you find a class in which you want to enroll, make a note of the 5-digit class number and return to PAWS to register for this class.

New Student Registration

Are you new and want to register for our courses?

To be admitted to UW-Milwaukee for UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT non-degree, please complete and submit the University of Wisconsin Online Application as soon as possible. Please refer to the How To Submit the Off-Campus Non-Degree Tutorial (PDF) for assistance.

To be admitted to UW-Milwaukee for GRADUATE CREDIT non-degree, please complete and submit the online Off-Campus Course Application Form as soon as possible. You will receive an email confirmation with a PDF attached. Save it, as it may take 8-10 business days to process your application. It’s IMPORTANT to let us know via email when you’ve completed the application.

For additional information, please contact us via phone at (414) 229-4728 or email at

Registration Resources

For Assistance

Call the UWM Help Desk at (414) 229-4040 or Toll Free at (877) 381-3459.

Undergraduate Assistance

Office of Student Services
(414) 229-4721

Graduate Assistance

Shane Haensgen
(414) 229-4495

UWM Graduate School
(414) 229-6569

Graduate Credit Versus Undergraduate

To register for Graduate credit, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and should be registering in a course approved for graduate credit. Courses taken for graduate credit may, with proper approvals; be counted toward an advanced degree at UW-Milwaukee. No more than nine graduate credits earned in UWM off-campus graduate courses prior to admission to a UWM graduate program may be considered for transfer toward the UWM graduate degree program.

To register for Undergraduate credit, you must at least hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. When taking a course as part of a job requirement or for advancement on a salary schedule, you should be certain whether graduate or undergraduate credit will be accepted.

Career (Credit Level) Changes

A career (credit level) change is considered a drop of the original course. To avoid an assessment for dropped courses, you must request a change in career (credit level) in writing to UWM Enrollment Services no later than the second week of classes for full-semester courses, and during the first week of classes for courses of less than a full semester’s duration. Level change applies to all courses in which you are enrolled for that term.

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

The Accessibility Resource Center offers support, information and referral services to all UWM students with disabilities. To receive services from ARC, you must register with the Center and provide early notification of any class, workshop or other activity. For information or details, call the Accessibility Resource Center at (414) 229-6287 (Voice/TTY), or visit 112 Mitchell Hall, 3203 N. Downer Ave.

License Renewal and Other Related Information

Are you looking for courses to renew your teaching license and/or considering a new career path? We can certainly help you with both options. Currently, educators who were licensed prior to 2004 can opt to renew their license by completing 6 credits every five years. Educators who were licensed after 2004 can also take credits as part of their PDP plan and use that to renew your license. You can do these credits for renewal only, or combine them with other courses to complete a certificate or a graduate degree that may open new options in your career.

Head shots Rob Longwell-Grice, Coordinator of Recruitment and Scholarship Services for the School of Education, can assist you regardless of your goal. He can help you find courses that will work for your renewal, and talk with you about the different programs and degrees the School of Education offers. If you have questions about any of our programs – be they graduate or undergraduate, degrees or certificates; new or renewal licenses – please contact Rob at or (414) 229-3059.


Tuition for UWM courses will vary based on your student status, whether the course is on line or face to face, on campus or off. For basic information on tuition at UWM, please refer to the Tuition Rate Schedule.

Admissions & Registration

If you are unsure of your student ‘status’ (undergraduate, graduate, non-degree) please contact the Office of Student Services (OSS) for assistance. They can be reached at or (414) 229-4721.

Program Cancellations/Refunds

A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason. Participant withdrawals made at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of a program can receive a 100 percent refund. When a participant withdraws less than two weeks prior to the program start, participants may have their fees transferred one time to any currently available program, otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20 percent administrative fee. For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refund will be given, if a participant withdraws within two weeks of the start date. Once a program has begun, refunds are no longer issued.