As new freshmen, there are many things to do as you prepare for fall classes and our New Student Experience is designed to set you up for success at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. As you prepare for NSE, we encourage you to review different sections on this site for more information on Placement Testing, resources for Parents and Families, Requesting Accommodations, and Frequently Asked Questions. There’s also a checklist to help you stay on track.

Transfer Students

View the Transfer Checklist and follow the next steps to ensure your place in the upcoming class.

Summer Classes

If you are registering for summer 2021 classes, please email nse@uwplatt.edu for assistance.

Ready to get started?

  • Register for NSE by selecting “Reserve a Date” in the left-hand menu of your PASS Account
    • The registration date you select in PASS indicates the week in which you will meet with your advisor via Zoom. Later in the process, you will work with your advisor to schedule a specific date and time for your appointment.
    • Check out this Step by Step Guide to help you through the process. 
  • Register for and take your UW-System Placement Exams.
  • Watch the Introduction to NSE session at go.uwplatt.edu/nse-zoom, where you will learn more about what to expect during NSE.
    • Use the link below the video to enroll in the Canvas course for your campus. Completing the Canvas modules will prepare you for your advising appointment and what to expect this fall.

Please note that the NSE fee is $75 and will appear on the semester billing statement. This fee covers materials, mailings, student staff, and Welcome Week activities in the fall.

You will also receive communications with more resources and reminders throughout the summer, so be sure to check your email often. If you have any questions during the process, please contact our New Student Experience staff at nse@uwplatt.edu. We are here to help you every step of the way!



Advising and Registration


After completing some required tasks, you'll meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to register for fall classes.

Step 1



Orientation will help you become more familiar with our campus, faculty and staff, buildings, and organizations.

Step 2

Welcome Week

Welcome Weekend

We've set up lot of activities for you to have fun and get connected to campus in the week prior classes starting.

Step 3

Contact Information

For questions or assistance, contact:
New Student Experience