Enrollment Appointments

An Enrollment Appointment is the first day and time that you’re able to enroll in classes for the next term. Be sure to check for Holds in your PAWS Student Center prior to your enrollment appointment. Holds will need to be resolved before you will be able to enroll.

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 Registrar’s Office 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 UWinteriM 2024, priority enrollment starts on Monday, October 9th and continues through Friday, October 13th. Open enrollment begins on October 14th. Enrollment appointments will be assigned and visible to you in your PAWS account on Monday, October 2nd.

For Spring 2024, priority enrollment starts on Monday, November 13th and continues through Friday, December 1st. Enrollment appointments will be assigned and visible to you in your PAWS account on Monday, November 6th.

Monday, November 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, November 13th at 8:15am Honors college – juniors, sophomores, and freshmen
Tuesday, November 14th Graduate Students
Wednesday, November 15th through Friday, November 17th Senior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, November 20th and Tuesday, November 21st Junior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Wednesday, November 22nd and Friday, November 24th
(no appointments on Thanksgiving)
Sophomore Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
Monday, November 27th through 1:00pm on Friday, December 1st Freshmen Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (Continuing Freshmen only)
Friday, December 1st at 2:00pm Non-Degree Undergraduates
Saturday, December 2nd Open Enrollment Starts