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 Dissertator & Prelim students
- Degree-Seeking Graduate students
- Non-Degree Graduate students
- Degree-Seeking Seniors
- Degree-Seeking Juniors
- Degree-Seeking Sophomores
- Degree-Seeking Freshmen
- Non-Degree Undergraduate students (including Post-Baccalaureate & Certificate)
- 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 Summer 2023, priority enrollment starts on Monday, March 27th and continues through Friday, March 31st. Open enrollment begins on Saturday, April 1st. Enrollment appointments will be assigned and visible to you in your PAWS account on Monday, March 20th.
For Fall 2023, priority enrollment starts on Monday, April 10th and continues through Friday, May 5th. Enrollment appointments will be assigned and visible to you in your PAWS account on Monday, April 3rd.
|Monday, April 10th at 8:00am||Veterans and Services Members
Honors College – seniors
Select students per the Accessibility Resource Center
Graduate students in the above priority groups
|Monday, April 10th at 8:15am||Honors college – juniors, sophomores, and freshmen|
|Tuesday, April 11th||Graduate Students|
|Wednesday, April 12th through Friday, April 14th||Senior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates|
|Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st||Junior Degree-Seeking Undergraduates|
|Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th||Sophomore Degree-Seeking Undergraduates|
|Monday, May 1st through 1:00pm on Friday, May 5th||Freshmen Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (Continuing Freshmen only)|
|Friday, May 5th at 2:00pm||Non-Degree Undergraduates|
|Saturday, May 6th||Open Enrollment Starts|