Enrollment Appointments

An Enrollment Appointment is the first day and time that you’re able to enroll in classes for the next term.

All active students, except new freshmen, are assigned an Enrollment Appointment.  Your Enrollment Appointment date and time will appear in your PAWS account roughly one week before enrollment begins. Look in your PAWS Student Center under Enrollment Dates.  

New transfer students will receive an Enrollment Appointment once their transfer work posts to their PAWS account. New Freshmen enroll either during New Student Orientation or with their Academic Advisor and do not receive an Enrollment Appointment.

Enrollment Appointments are scheduled in the following order as established by UWM Faculty Policy.  Military Service students receive priority through Wisconsin Act 56 (2013).

Students from the following groups enroll in the first enrollment appointment time slot, regardless of career or academic level:

  • Honors College
  • NCAA (including Dance/Cheer Team)
  • Military Service (including ROTC)
  • Select Accessibility Resource Center students

Following the priority groups listed above, the enrollment appointments as assigned by career (graduate vs. undergraduate) and academic level within the career.

Graduate Students:

  1. Graduate Dissertator & Prelim students
  2. Degree-Seeking Graduate students
  3. Non-Degree Graduate students

Undergraduate Students:

  1. Degree-Seeking Seniors
  2. Degree-Seeking Juniors
  3. Degree-Seeking Sophomores
  4. Degree-Seeking Freshmen
  5. Non-Degree Undergraduate students (including Post-Baccalaureate & Certificate)
  6. 60+ Auditor students (eligible to enroll the first day of classes)

If you are unsure of your class standing, a chart of class standings by credit totals and schools and colleges is available under “Enrollment Polices” on the One Stop website.

For Fall 2020, the schedule is as follows. Undergraduate appointment times are scheduled at hour intervals between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm throughout the days listed and are assigned in descending order by the number of credits completed by the student prior to the start of the Spring 2020 term.

Monday, April 13th at 8:00am

Veterans and Services Members

ROTC students

Honors College – seniors

NCAA student-athletes

Dance Team

Cheer Team

Select students per the Accessibility Resource Center

Graduate students in the above priority groups

Monday, April 13th at 8:15am Honors college – juniors, sophomores, and freshmen
Tuesday, April 14th Graduate Students
Wednesday, April 15th  through Friday, April 17th Senior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, April 20th  through Wednesday, April 22nd Junior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th Sophomore Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, April 27th through Friday, May 1st Freshmen Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (Continuing Freshmen only)
Friday, May 1st at 2:00pm Non-Degree Undergraduates
Saturday, May 2nd Open Enrollment Starts