Student Resources

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, we want to make it convenient to study at a distance, and we provide resources to help you reach your goals.

Distance Learning Resources

On the Academic Calendars you'll find important upcoming deadlines and dates for UW-Platteville's online and print-based courses, along with the important dates for UW-Platteville collaborative programs and other UW system online courses.


The UW-Platteville advising team is ready and excited to help you reach your academic goals. Throughout your time with us, you can count on your advisor to assist you in navigating through your program while connecting you with the resources you will need to succeed.

Campus Amenities

If you live near Platteville and are interested, distance education students may pay a segregated fee each semester to utilize campus services


To help you plan what courses to take each semester, browse the undergraduate or graduate distance education courses at UW-Platteville by subject or department for course details and availability by semester.

Once you’ve chosen your courses, you can register for courses. Your advisor will assist you with your course selection and will check with you each semester to ensure you meet the registration deadlines.

If you need to drop a course, contact your advisor and follow the steps to drop a distance education course.

Library Resources

The UW-Platteville Karrmann Library is available to help you locate peer-reviewed articles and books to support your projects and papers.


To help you navigate through our Pioneer Administrative Software System (PASS) smoothly, we encourage you to check out these PASS tips. If there is another process you think would benefit from a tips sheet, contact your advisor.

Proctor Information

Review the proctor information for online courses or print-based courses.

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is made up of volunteer student representatives from our programs who act as advocates for all distance education students. The board advises the Center for Distance Learning regarding student concerns, suggests new initiatives, and acts as a mentoring resource for new and prospective students. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or questions, please reach out to a representative.

Students with Disabilities

The goal of the UW-Platteville Center for Distance Learning and the Services for Students with Disabilities Office is to create an accessible university community where students with disabilities can realize their full potential. We work with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure assessment of their abilities, not disabilities.

Accommodations are determined by trained Services for Students with Disabilities staff through your documentation of a disability and an interview process. UW-Platteville provides reasonable accommodations that are individualized and based on the nature of the disability and academic environment. The purpose of academic accommodations is not to ensure success, but to provide access and equal opportunity.


Textbooks are listed on our website when registration opens each term. To view which textbooks are necessary for your course, check out what is listed in MBS direct, UW-Platteville's official textbook provider. It's important that you have your textbooks the first week of classes, so don't delay in ordering them. Textbooks are not included in the cost of tuition and fees.

Technical Support

Contact the Center for Distance Learning Help Desk at 877.854.3083 or 608.342.1303, or email at, for assistance with:

  • Accessing your online courses and campus resources such as Karrmann Library
  • Accessing PASS and your Student Center
  • Your UW-Platteville NetID (username) and password

Time Management

Because many of our distance students are trying to balance their studies with working full time or having family obligations, we have created a list of time management tips and resources to help you make the most of your time with us.

External Resources

These are online resources that distance students may find valuable. There is no affiliation between these resources and UW-Platteville or the Center for Distance Learning.