Get Started as an Admitted Student at UWM
Ready to enroll? Review essential steps.
  1. Reset Your ePantherID Password

    Your password for your ePantherID has most likely expired. If you experience an error when activating your account, contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or  

  2. Check Your Accounts — Often!

    Your Admissions Portal and PAWS account contain important application and enrollment information. You will receive information about your application and admission status in your Admissions Portal. In PAWS, you have a To-Do List, which lists steps you need to take to enroll. There you will receive information from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices.  

  3. Make An Appointment With Your Academic Advisor

    We strongly recommend you set up an appointment to meet with your advisor to:

    • Evaluate your transfer credits (if you have any).
    • Determine degree requirements.
    • Schedule the appropriate classes.
    • Map out your path to graduation.
    • Discuss changing your major (only possible with UWM GPA 2.0 or higher).

    Your academic advisor is listed on your PAWS account about a week after you have been admitted to UWM. To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, sign in to Navigate or call the advising office for your school/college at the contact information listed here.

  4. Complete Your University Terms and Conditions Agreement

    Every student must electronically sign the University Terms and Conditions Agreement before registering for classes. A new agreement is required when re-entering the university; it’s on your To-Do List on your PAWS account. For more information, visit the Bursar’s Office website.  

  5. Monitor PAWS for Your Enrollment Appointment 

    In April (for spring admits, November), you’ll receive an enrollment appointment identifying the date and time you can begin registering for classes in PAWS.

    Your enrollment appointment is not an advising appointment. It’s the date and time PAWS will allow you to hit the enroll button for your classes. We highly recommend scheduling an advising appointment with your academic advisor at least two weeks prior to your enrollment appointment time.

  6. Submit Your Photo ID

    All UWM students are required to have a photo identification card.  You don’t need a new card if you already have one, but if you don’t have your original campus ID, you’ll need to get a new one.

    To do so, first submit your photo online here. Then visit the Panther Card Office in the Student Union Room W198 to pick up your card. If you’re an online student, you can have your card mailed to you (email There is a $20 new card fee. 

  7. Pay Your Tuition and Fees

    After you’ve registered for classes, tuition and fees will be posted to your account.  

    Tuition and fees must be paid by the first day of classes. Installment plans are available. For more information, visit the Bursar’s Office website.