FAQs - Current Students

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How do I register for a class?

Registration for online courses begins several weeks before a semester begins and closes two weeks before a semester begins. Some advanced courses require prerequisites and advisor approval is necessary before registering for independent study, portfolio and capstone courses. Once admitted, online students may register for courses.

The undergraduate print-based business administration courses are self-paced and students may register at any time. Review the print-based course offerings and contact your advisor to register for a course.

Special (non-degree-seeking) students can register for a Single Course Enrollment.

How do I purchase my textbooks and course materials?

Information about purchasing is in the Textbooks section for each of the programs. You must have your textbook when the course begins.

Can I purchase Microsoft Office and other software as a discount?

Yes, as a UW-Platteville student, you can purchase a wide variety of software at a discount through WISC Software.

Do distance learners have student representatives?

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has a virtual Student Advisory Board that acts as an advocate for distance students. The Board advises the Distance Learning Center regarding student concerns, suggests new initiatives, and acts as a mentoring resource for new and prospective students.

How do I drop a course?

Before dropping a course, you need to consider how it will impact your academic and financial situation. Review the Course Drop/Withdrawal Information and talk with your advisor before proceeding.

I'm ready to graduate. Do I have to do any paperwork?

Read the Graduation Procedures section for your program. You will find information about required paperwork as well as the commencement ceremony.

Can distance education students receive student discounts or utilize on-campus services?

Read about Campus Services for Distance Students. Contact your advisor if you would like to participate.

Still have questions?

Contact the Distance Learning Center at 800.362.5460 or disted@uwplatt.edu. The Distance Learning Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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