This section provides an overview of UW-Platteville registration policies. More details and specific dates or registration and fee payment are available. Specific courses offered each term are available in the online class offerings. Students not on campus may view the list of upcoming course offerings on the registrar's home page.
Registration for new freshmen takes place on the UW-Platteville campus during summer Pioneer Passage days. The day includes events for parents too. In recognizing that the usual procedure of placing a new student into a hectic fall registration can be unsettling and a bit bewildering, freshmen at UW-Platteville are offered a slower-paced summer registration.
Everyone at UW-Platteville wants students to be successful. For this very basic reason, a special registration program has been established for students and their parents. Each registration session is specifically designed to provide students with a solid foundation concerning their needs and those of their parents. The more students know, the better chance of success they will have in making a smooth transition from their current setting to student life at UW-Platteville. It is important that students and their parents take full advantage of these registration events.
Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to take part in the new student orientations that take place every semester just before the beginning of classes. These special activities provide all new students with an opportunity to become acquainted with and to feel part of UW-Platteville’s campus and the local community. The activities are both social and informative. They include tours of the campus, assistance with class scheduling and picking up textbooks, visits with college deans and faculty, small group discussions and at least one all-student social event that brings together newcomers and returning students.
Continuing and transfer students should check with the Registrar's Office.
Each student must meet with an assigned academic advisor before registering. Students may also wish to visit the department chair of their major to see what general education, major or minor requirements they have left to meet. Advising reports are available to students and advisors before advance registration begins. Students must meet with an advisor to fill out a worksheet listing their desired course schedule and receive a personal identification number.
Students are assigned an advance registration appointment based upon the number of credits earned: those with the most credits earned (seniors) register first, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Courses fill on a first-come basis; therefore, students are encouraged to take advantage of advance registration.
Students who miss advance registration may still register during regular or late registration. Dates for these registration periods are also listed on the Registrar's home page.
Students should look at a course"s number to determine the general difficulty level of the course and whether it will count towards their degree:
|0000-0990||No credit toward graduation|
|1000-2990||Credit - lower level undergraduate|
|3000-4990||Credit - upper level undergraduate|
Students who enroll for 12 or more credits during a semester are classified as full-time students; students who enroll for 11 or fewer credits are classified as part-time students. The normal load for fulltime students is 15-16 credits per semester, but students on academic probation may carry no more than 14 credits without special permission. To remain eligible for most scholarships and financial aid programs, students must remain classified as full-time.
Students in good standing, except those with less than a 2.00 G.P.A., who wish to enroll for an overload of more than 18 credits or students on academic probation who wish to enroll for more than 14 credits must obtain permission from their advisor. A student carrying credit in extension or by correspondence, either with this or another university, must include these credits in computing total load. The registrar, as an ex-officio member of the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee, has been delegated the responsibility for granting permission for overloads and exceptions to established standards. Appeals may be made to the committee or the associate vice chancellor.
In granting permission for overloads, the committee normally follows these guidelines:
|Less than 2.00 (on academic probation)||14|
|Less than 2.00 (in good standing)||15|
No credit will be given for unapproved overloads. Students who enroll for an overload without the permission of the registrar will be required to drop sufficient courses and/or credits to comply with the prescribed load limit. If a student refuses to drop courses as prescribed, the registrar and the associate vice chancellor will select the courses to be removed from the record.
Students who desire to take courses on a pass-fail basis must apply at a time and place specified by the registrar at the beginning of each semester. Some courses are offered only on a pass-fail basis. Courses taken on a pass-fail basis cannot be used to fulfill general requirements or major requirements. Students may enroll for only one course per semester on a pass-fail basis.
All course changes must be cleared officially with the registrar; otherwise, grades of "F" will be recorded. Normally students are not permitted to add courses after the fifth day of classes of any term.
Note: At the time of publication, a new repeat policy was under review by campus governance groups. Any change in policy will be noted on the Registrar Office website.
When students repeat courses, only the most recent grade is counted in calculating the grade point average. The most recent grade is used regardless of whether it is higher or lower than the previous grade. If the repeat results in the grade of "F" and the student had previously earned a grade higher than "F" the "F" replaces the grade in the calculation of the grade point average, and the student loses the credits since no credits are granted when a grade of "F" is earned. A course that has a number change needs a repeat card submitted to the Registrar's Office. Co-ops, internships and independent study courses need a repeat card. Courses coded as repeatable in the online catalog also need a repeat card filed with the Registrar's Office.
A grade of satisfactory must be earned in any course audited in order to have such audit appear on the student's transcript. If the grade is unsatisfactory, the audited course shall not appear on the transcript.
Audit cards must be filed at the Registrar's Office during the first week of classes.
This section provides the tuition and fee policies that were in effect at the time this book went to press. For up-to-date information, contact the Cashier's Office at 608.342.1211 or check the Cashier's Office website.
The act of registering for courses at UW-Platteville creates a financial obligation to pay the tuition and fees associated with those courses according to the tuition and fees schedule established annually by the UW System Board of Regents. The payment due dates are provided with the initial billing. Payment of all charges is the responsibility of the student. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue money from financial aid, scholarships, loans or other non-personal sources. These are not considered payments until the money is received and posted to the student's account. Students who fail to cancel their registration or withdraw from courses in compliance with university policies and procedures will be charged even if they do not attend class. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal.
UW-Platteville bills all students for each semester approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Financial aid, scholarships and educational loans will not be reflected on the initial bill. The initial payment is due approximately five days after the beginning of each semester. To avoid finance charges, accounts must be paid in full by the due date on the initial bill.
A partial payment plan is available for fall and spring semesters to students with a good credit history. (There is no partial payment plan available for summer school and Winterim.) In order to qualify for the partial payment plan, a copy of the Terms and Conditions form must be on file in the Cashier's Office. A new Terms and Conditions form is required for each semester. Students with a demonstrated poor payment history may be denied access to the partial payment plan. The partial payment plan consists of an initial payment of 33 1/3 percent of all charges billed on the initial bill, due approximately five days after the beginning of each semester and two additional installments of 33 1/3 percent due approximately the fifth and ninth week of each semester. Exact due dates are provided with each initial billing statement. A finance charge of one percent per month on the unpaid balance (annual percentage rate of 12 percent) will be assessed on any balance remaining after the initial billing due date. Registered students who do not receive a bill should contact the Cashier's Office. Failure to receive a bill will not excuse students from payment deadlines.
Payment in full of all tuition and fees prior to the initial billing due date will avoid finance charges. (This date is also provided with each initial billing statement.) Unpaid balances incur finance charges as detailed in the Terms and Conditions form. Registration for future terms will not be permitted unless the account balance is zero.
Accounts in default will be forwarded for collection action through the Department of Revenue and private collection companies. Students will be responsible for all collection costs on amounts not paid when due including, but not limited to, attorney fees and collection agency fees.
If the bill will be paid by a third party (i.e., VA, DVR, Youth Options), a written authorization from the third party must be provided to the Cashier's Office before the initial billing due date or the account will be considered delinquent. The authorization must include who will be paying, the amount they will be paying, the name and identification number of the student they are paying for and when the payment will be made.
Payments are posted to the student's account as of the date of receipt. Post-dated checks will be returned to the sender and do not qualify as payment. All checks should be made payable to UW-Platteville and should include the student's identification number. The payment must be in the Cashier's Office on or before the due date to avoid service charges. UW-Platteville charges $20 for all checks returned by the bank for any reason.
Effective fall 2004, Wisconsin resident undergraduate students who have earned 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required for their degree programs, whichever is greater) are charged a surcharge, equal to 100 percent of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level.
This policy, created by the Board of Regents, views a college degree from the perspective of a taxpayer. There are many legitimate reasons why students might accumulate "excessive" credits. This new policy will not prevent students from pursuing their goals, but it will be at a cost that is less subsidized by Wisconsin taxpayers. This is not a policy that UW-Platteville can decide whether or not to implement. This is a mandate.
The policy covers all Wisconsin resident undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree, including students pursuing a double major. Minnesota residents and non-residents, graduate, post-baccalaureate, non-degree and special students are not affected.
The policy applies to credits earned at UW System campuses and Wisconsin Technical College System transfer credits accepted toward a degree. Retroactive, AP, military and other college transfer credits do not count toward the total.
The surcharge will be applied to students in the semester following the one in which they reach the earned credit limit. The limit is 165 credits or 30 credits more than required for a degree program, whichever is greater.
The policy became effective in fall 2004, and it applies to all Wisconsin resident students enrolled who meet the above criteria. It is not phased in.
The surcharge adds 100 percent to the Wisconsin resident tuition routinely charged, and it is charged for all credits over the credit limit.
A message will appear on students' advising reports when they reach 130 earned credits. Each semester, the Registrar's Office will notify students who have reached a predetermined number of earned credits that they are accumulating credits at a rate that might result in them being charged the surcharge. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the issue with the registrar. Each term, students who have earned 165 credits, or 30 credits more than required for their programs, will have an opportunity to appeal to the Admission and Academic Appeal's Committee. An appeal form is available from the registrar.
Students who have not paid at least 33 1/3 percent of their total initial bill by the initial billing due date of the fall and spring semester will be assessed a $30 late fee. A $15 late fee will be assessed if 100 percent of the summer charges are not paid by the end of the regular summer session or the first day of winterim classes.
All initial bills go to the student's home address. All other bills go to the student's local address. If the student wants the bill to go to another address, a Change of Billing Address form must be submitted to the Cashier's Office.
Tuition and fees may be refunded upon official withdrawal from the university according to the current refund schedule provided all official withdrawal forms are completed. The current refund schedule is:
Room and board charges for students who voluntarily withdraw from the university may be adjusted in accordance with the meal and board contracts. Further information about these contracts is available from the Meal Access Office at 608.342.1404 or the Housing Office at 608.342.1845.
If a student receives any type of federal and/or state financial aid (including Direct Loans and/or PLUS Loans) and they withdraw from the university, their financial aid eligibility will be re-calculated and a percentage of the aid may be considered unearned and may have to be returned to the funding source. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 608.342.1836 with any questions about this policy.
For any other billing questions, visit the Cashier's Office website, call 608.342.1211 or e-mail the Cashier's Office.
Students may drop a course prior to its beginning or during the drop/add period at the start of each semester without the instructor's signature.
Students who drop a course after the 10th instructional day of the term will be charged a drop fee of $15 per course. Drop fees must be paid at the Cashier's Office before the form is submitted to the Registrar's Office.
If a student registered in a course drops that course in the first two weeks of class in that semester (fall/spring), that course shall not appear on the student's grade list for that semester and hence will not be recorded on the student's transcript.
If a student registered in a course drops that course any time after the second week of class, but prior to the end of the eighth week of classes, a notation of withdrawn will appear on the student's grade list and hence on the student's transcript.
Students may drop a course through the eighth week of the current semester. Students who do not drop a course by the end of the eighth week must either complete the course satisfactorily or receive the grade "F." Late drops (beyond the eighth week) will be permitted only in extraordinary circumstances and only with the consent of the instructor and the dean of the college. In order to be allowed a late drop, students must provide a written explanation satisfying the instructor and the dean as to the special circumstances which prevented the student from dropping the course prior to the end of the eighth week.
For courses meeting less than a semester (e.g., summer), the deadline to drop with the notation of withdrawn is as follows:
|Course Length||Drop Date|
|1 week||Wednesday, week 1|
|2 weeks||Friday, week 1|
|3 weeks||Wednesday, week 2|
|4 weeks||Friday, week 2|
|5 weeks||Wednesday, week 3|
|6 weeks||Friday, week 3|
|7 weeks||Wednesday, week 4|
|8 weeks||Friday, week 4|
Students receiving educational entitlement from the Veterans Administration must report to the VA if they fail or withdraw from all courses after mid-term when enrolled in two or more credit subjects.
Seniors are eligible to take graduate courses numbered 5000-6990 for graduate credit, if:
Courses taken for graduate credit will not be used to fulfill requirements for the baccalaureate degree.