Signing up for TSE
You must complete your Intent to Enroll form in PASS before you can begin the virtual Transfer Student Experience. To access the TSE Canvas course, use the link found in your welcome email. We recommend you review Canvas prior to your registration appointment with your Academic Advisor, and you can continue to refer to our TSE course throughout the summer.
The Transfer Student Experience on Canvas is optional, though it is a great place to gather more information about the university and answer questions you may have.
Programming for TSE
Your Transfer Student Experience will include:
An optional online course hosted in Canvas with material to complete.
An advising appointment to register for classes.
Continued orientation and engagement experiences, hosted through Canvas, social media, and
For the health and safety of our campus community, we are currently planning Transfer Student Experience to be held virtually for summer 2021, including registration and advising.
There is no fee to attend TSE, but regardless of attending TSE, every transfer student is billed a one-time-only $45 New Transfer Student fee that covers course evaluation, advising, and other support services.
Advising and Class Registration
You will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Your advisor will discuss your transfer credit and major requirements, as well as help you choose fall classes.
During that appointment, you will receive a PIN number, which will allow you to remove your hold and register for your fall classes in PASS.
The TSE Canvas course will provide information about general education and major requirements, as well as how to use the enrollment tools.
We are committed to providing a high-quality TSE experience to all new students. Please complete the accommodation questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your technology needs.
Yes! Every year, we welcome new and returning students with our Welcome Week programming. More information about Welcome Week will come later this summer.
Not all transfer students need to complete placement testing. If you are bringing in college level math and English credit, it’s likely you will not need to take the UW System Placement Tests. When you meet with your academic advisor, they will let you know if this is something you need to complete.
Once you’ve registered and received a username and password from Scantron, you have 180 days to complete any tests. After that you will need to re-register for the exams.
Accommodations are already included for additional time and large print. If you need other accommodations, please follow the instructions found at https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/specialaccommodations.php.
The exams will be available on demand and you do not need to complete all of your exams in one sitting. You are provided five (5) hours to take each exam. If you leave or log out of a test before finishing, you should log back in and the system will remember how much time was remaining. Upon completing a test, you must submit the exam in order for us to receive your scores.
You will have access to all five tests–English, math, and three world languages–for testing. UW-Platteville requires English and math. The World Languages (Spanish, German or French) exam is optional. You should plan to take the World Languages exam if you will be continuing a study of a language or to pursue retroactive credit while you are a student at UW-Platteville.
It is important that after each test, you submit your answers to Scantron. Failure to submit your answers could result in a delay of transmission of these scores to UW-Platteville and the opportunity to schedule your academic advising appointment.
If you are concerned about meeting these technology needs, please complete the accommodations questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your technology needs.
Within two business days of registering, you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exams.
Scantron will provide telephone and email support to students during testing. Scantron staff will be available on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding holidays. Voicemail will accept student inquiries outside of these business hours.
Placement Test scores are available 2-3 weeks after the exam is completed. You may view these on your Academic Requirements Report in PASS or review them with your advisor.
The UW-System Placement Tests have been shown to be very good at determining what math and English courses a student should take. Please be sure to use the knowledge that you currently have to answer the questions. Using outside resources could result in you placing into classes for which you are not prepared.