Applied Computing Resources

Your advisor is ready and excited to help you reach your academic goals in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program. 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.

In addition, you should review the Student Handbook as this resource will assist you throughout your program.

You should begin your program by reviewing the degree requirements. The resources below are here to guide you on your path toward success through the Applied Computing program.

What is the cost of tuition? Is financial aid available?

Tuition per credit regardless of residency is $495 (includes $30/credit non-refundable tuition), which is non-refundable once registration closes. If you wish to take online or print-based courses from UW-Platteville you can review that tuition information here.

Financial aid is available. You can find all financial and payment information here.

What resources will I need each semester?

There are a few key things you'll need for your journey with us, and we suggest you save the links below until you've completed your degree.

Registration: After obtaining your permission number from your applied computing success coach, you will be able to register for courses in PASS.

PASS Tips: You can use the PASS Tips to guide you through various aspects of PASS. One difference to note is that you will need to enter a permission number when registering for your applied computing courses.

Academic Calendars: As you continue to plan each semester, make sure to reference the Applied Computing academic calendars for important dates that are updated each term.

Course Offerings: To help you plan what courses to take, review the applied computing course offerings or see the UW-Platteville courses available online and in a print-based format.

Desire2Learn: APC prefixed courses are housed using the UW Extension Desire2Learn portal. All non-APC prefixed courses are housed using the UW-Platteville Desire2Learn portal.

Textbooks: Each semester you will need to have your books prior to the start of classes. To find and order your books, use the applied computing textbook store or click here for information on UW-Platteville textbooks.

Students with Disabilities: If you are interested in requesting accommodations for a disability, please review the information on students with disabilities. For more information, contact Marcia Rako at or 800.632.5460.

Student Consumer Information: Federal and state regulations requires us to provide you with consumer information regarding required disclosures.

Where can I get help with technology?

The UW-Platteville Help Desk can aid you with your UW-Platteville email; PASS questions and password resets; and questions on Desire2Learn for non-APC prefixed courses.

UW Extension Applied Computing Technical Support can aid you with the virtual lab, permission questions, password resets, and questions on Desire2Learn for APC prefixed courses.

You can use the applied computing password sheet to help you organize your usernames and passwords.

I'm ready to receive my diploma, now what?

You're almost there! Schedule an appointment with your advisor for a program plan review to ensure all requirements are met for you to graduate during your intended term.

After you've received your program plan, an electronic graduation form will be sent to you. In order to graduate, you must fill it out and return it to our office. Watch for graduation paperwork deadlines for each semester.

Once all of the paperwork is completed and processed, join us to celebrate your achievements at either our May or December graduation ceremony. All of our graduates, along with their family and friends, are invited to attend our commencement festivities.

Review the graduation procedures and commencement information.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact UW-Platteville at or your academic advisor at, or call 608.342.1468, for assistance with:

  • Questions regarding your degree plan and courses needed.
  • Assistance with registering for courses after receiving your permission number.
  • Questions regarding tuition, finances, payment methods, and refunds.
  • Questions on dropping a course.
  • A list of important dates and deadlines.
  • Information on applying for graduation
  • Obtaining your grades.
  • Taking courses other than applied computing courses.

Contact the Applied Computing Department or your success coach, at or 877.895.3276, for assistance with:

  • Logging into your APC prefixed courses.
  • Obtaining your permission number for registration.
  • Using the virtual lab.
  • Information about textbooks.
  • Resources such as tutoring or a writing center.


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