Resources for UWM High School Students

Tools for Your Enrollment in a UWM Class

Contact Kathleen Breuer ( with questions about applying, enrolling, withdrawing, etc.

Contact Jordan Kellogg ( with questions about UWM resources, choosing a college/university, becoming a New Freshmen at UWM, etc.

Students Apply Here: UW-System Application. Take your time to complete all sections. The application will ask if you are applying as a degree-seeking student; you should say no because for this program you are just applying to take a UWM class (or two). You are applying right now as a “non-degree seeking student.”  You do not need to pay the application fee or write the essay. Directions here.

Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form: Complete this form to give us permission to enroll you in a UWM class.

Activating your UWM account: If you need to access Canvas, email, the library, and/or PAWS, you need to activate your UWM account. This gives you your login credentials and asks you to set a password. You will also need to choose an “authentication method” to protect your UWM accounts; we are all required to verify our identity when we log in. More on authentication options here: You can download Microsoft authentication app on your smart phone or get a verification code sent to your phone number or personal email address. If you forget your UWM password, try to reset it yourself. If you get locked out or didn’t set up password recovery, you will need to call the UWM IT Help Desk 414-229-4040

Important Dates & Deadlines (for dropping or withdrawing from the class). We need your permission to drop or withdraw you from a class. Send an email to Kathleen Breuer ( asking her to drop/withdraw you from a class.

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC): Students seeking accommodations must complete this form. College accommodations may differ from high school. You need to request and be approved for accommodations before you need them.

Transferology:  Learn how courses transfer to other colleges and universities. If you don’t see it listed, that just means no one has transferred this course there. Call the college/university you plan to attend and ask them; you might need to give them your course syllabus to get transfer credit.

To Request that UWM send your transcripts another institution. Make sure to wait to request until after your final grade shows up on PAWS.

Applying to UWM as a New Freshman

Most high school students taking UWM classes as dual enrollment will still need to apply as New Freshmen. You can do this through the UW application or the Common App.

Go here for information about the UWM Scholarships & Financial Aid 

Go here for Scholarships for students from high schools in the City of Milwaukee (MPS and private and charter schools)

UWM Resources

Help with Campus Technology (Canvas, ePanther ID, etc.). 414-229-4040 is the UWM IT Help Desk.

UWM Panther ID Card: you can upload a selfie and get a physical UWM Panther ID card.

UWM Libraries — just need your ePanther ID and password to access all UWM Library resources

UWM Writing Center, 30- or 60-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions for any stage in the writing process

Students Ordering Transcripts to send to other institutions

UWM Bus Pass (called U-Pass) are available to purchase.

Office of Dean of Students for questions about resources on and off campus

UWM Events, Workshops, and Opportunities while you are a UWM High School Student

Calendar of Campus Events. UWM has loads of workshops, speakers, concerts, and events to meet the interests of all students. Find something cool to attend or participate in!

Career Planning and Resource Center: apps, surveys, and workshops to help you choose a major/career, create a resume, find internships. Check out Handshake for finding on-campus jobs.

Work on UWM’s Campus! More information here

Live UWM Virtual Campus Tours, Live & Recorded Information Sessions on all things UWM

Office of Undergraduate Research: for undergraduates seeking on-campus research opportunities and faculty seeking enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students with whom to collaborate. The OUR also supports these collaborations by providing student salary, travel support, and professional development opportunities.