Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Wright Center has answers. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us at 608.342.7596.
As we receive more questions, we will post more FAQ's on this page.
I want to be an admitted student at UW-Platteville. Where do I start?
To find out more details visit undergraduate admission, the adult/non-traditional students admission, or call toll free 800.362.5515 to talk with an admissions representative.
Will my older credits transfer?
Most college credits don't have an expiration date, but it does depend on the program you're planning to enter. In some cases you might need to update some of your required credits from the past. Visit the admissions web page to find out more details.
Do non-traditional students qualify for financial aid?
Is there childcare available at UW-Platteville?
It's been years since I've been in school. Is there help available for brushing up on my academic and computer skills?
I still don't know what I want to be. Can I get academic and career advising?
I have received military orders that begin before the end of the semester. What are my options?
The UW-Platteville Course Catalog says the following:
Military Service: Leaving and Returning to the University
Leaving for Mobilization
If currently enrolled students receive military orders (involuntary call to active duty) that will interrupt their education, they must provide a copy of their orders to the registrar and the veterans certifying official. Notification of the registrar will allow the student to exercise the following options:
- Withdrawal from all courses with a full refund of tuition
- Selective withdrawal from one or more courses with a refund of tuition
- Incomplete grades awarded at the discretion of the instructor to provide an extension for completing coursework
- If the instructor determines that the student has completed a sufficient amount of coursework, final grades may be issued
Returning to the University
Any students returning from military service, or who have interrupted their studies to enlist and attend military training, may return without applying for readmission if the period of absence does not exceed two years.
In order to reactivate the student’s eligibility to register, the student should contact the Registrar’s Office no later than six months following discharge from service or training. An updated DD-214 or NOBE (DD 2384-1) should be submitted to the registrar and the veterans certifying official as soon as possible but no later than six months after the effective date of the orders.
Before enrolling with another university or college, students must contact the Registrar’s Office to ensure that classes are transferable. Any such enrollment must be reported at the time of re-entry to UW-Platteville and official transcripts must be provided.
If a student leaves the university to enlist following an academic dismissal, an appeal to the Admissions and Academic Appeals committee may be required. Enlistment will not void an academic dismissal. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 608.342.1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have not yet received the housing allowance portion from my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit, who do I contact?
Call 888-GIBILL-1, which is 888.442.4551.
Where do I go to verify my enrollment each month (Ch. 1606-MGIB for Selected Reserve), and when do I have to do this?
Can I use Federal Tuition Assistance and Ch. 1606-MGIB for Selected Reserves at the same time?
Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) have announced that service members are no longer authorized to use both Tuition Assistance and DVA benefits from the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Re-serve program (Chapter 1606).
Soldiers may use both FTA and GI Bill® benefits during the same term, as long as they don’t use both benefits for the same course.
This does not affect soldiers using TA and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (Chapter 30), or Post-9/11 GI Bill® program (Chapter 33) simultaneously for the same course. Please contact your School Certifying Official (SCO) at 608.342.7576 or the DVA at 888.442.4551 or www.benefits.va.gov, if you have additional questions.
How do I get military credits reviewed for credit at UW-Platteville?
Complete a transcript request based on your branch of service:
- Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard: Request a Joint Services Transcript (JST)
- Air Force: Request a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript
This transcript will be sent to UW-Platteville and reviewed for credit by our Registrar.
What if Federal payment is delayed for Chapter 31 or Chapter 33?
Individuals who are entitled to veteran educational assistance under chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) or chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) shall submit a written request (VSIS) to use the entitlement not later than the first day of the course of education.
While payment from the VA is pending, UW-Platteville will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or to UW-Platteville facilities, or the requirement that a student borrow additional funds because of the student's inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by a federal VA program.
UW-Platteville may require the amount of tuition and fees owed above the expected federal educational assistance to be paid according to the UW-Platteville payment due dates.
I was recently accepted to UW-Platteville and will be attending New Student Registration, or I did attend New Student Registration. Now I have been accepted to the military and will not be attending UW-Platteville at this time. What do I do?
Send an email to email@example.com, let them know that you will not be attending and the reason why. Be specific and provide your anticipated start date for training and contact information so that they can inform you how to withdraw from classes, or how to defer your acceptance (if applicable).
Admissions will reply with an email to give you instructions that apply to your situation. If you have questions once you receive that email, please contact Admissions at 608.342.1125 or the Wright Center at 608.342.7576 for guidance.