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.

Once the “open enrollment” date is reached for a term, an enrollment appointment is no longer needed to enroll and will not be assigned.  The open enrollment dates for each term are listed on the corresponding important dates calendar.

For Fall 2021, priority enrollment starts on Monday, April 12th and continues through Friday, April 30th.. Enrollment appointments will be assigned and visible to you in your PAWS account on April 3rd.

Monday, April 12 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 12 at 8:15am Honors college – juniors, sophomores, and freshmen
Tuesday, April 13 Graduate Students
Wednesday, April 14 through Friday, April 16 Senior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 21 Junior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 Sophomore Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, April 26 through 1:00pm on Friday, April 30 Freshmen Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (Continuing Freshmen only)
Friday, April 30 at 2:00pm Non-Degree Undergraduates
Saturday, May 1st Open Enrollment Starts