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

  2. 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).

    To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, please contact the advising office for your intended major. Contact information can be found at

  3. 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.

  4. 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.