The New Student Experience is designed to help transfer students learn about the university and connect with other students. We hope that your transfer student experience is positive, and exciting, and allows you to thrive within your new campus community. 

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.

Ready to get started?

  • Log into your PASS account and accept your admission.
  • Begin your New Student Experience by selecting “New Student Experience” in the left-hand menu of your PASS account. The date you will select is the date of your on-campus orientation experience. Check out this Step by Step Guide for more detailed information.
  • Register for and take your UW-System Placement Tests. Check your to-do items in PASS to see if you need to take placement tests. Visit our Placement Testing page for additional information and deadlines.
  • Your academic advisor will contact you over email about advising and registering for classes, so keep checking your email to stay informed about this process.

The NSE fee will appear on your semester billing statement and helps cover materials, student staff, on-campus orientation, and welcome activities. Please note the New Student Experience fee for transfer students for your campus.

Campus Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
NSE fee $45 $45

Stay on track with NSE

Check out the checklist for your campus to stay on track during your New Student Experience.

You will also receive communication about next steps, resources, and reminders, so be sure to check your email often.

Your New Student Experience will continue beyond your first day of class. We offer workshops and events tailored to transfer students with the goal of helping you feel comfortable and learning more about services on campus. Topics may include career development, planning for your degree, health and wellness, and more.