Advising Appointments and Registration Dates
- Prior to registering for courses, students are required to schedule an advising appointment with their academic adviser. Student's may locate their adviser's name in myPoint. Each department has their own advising schedule and students should be contacted by their adviser as to when their department's official advising period begins. Click here to review the Advising Policy at UWSP.
NOTE: Advising appointments should be scheduled with an academic adviser well in advance of a student's registration date and time. Registration dates and time are an assigned date and time that you are given to register for courses. An advising appointment meeting is a separate meeting date than your assigned registration date and time. Students may register for courses on their assigned date only if they have met with their adviser in advance and received authorization to register. Current students may view their registration appointment date and time in myPoint. See key terms related to Registration Authorizations and Restrictions.
Click here for Registration Dates by Term
- Students should prepare for their advising appointment by reviewing their DPR and selecting courses they intend to take for the term. Students should also review major/minor and general education requirements as outlined in the online UWSP catalog.
NOTE: Preparing for your advising appointment in advance of your adviser meeting is an important step in the advising process. To assist advisers during the advising appointment, students should print two copies of their Degree Progress Report (DPR): one copy for their adviser and one copy for themselves. During the advising appointment, students and advisers should work together to clean-up any DPR exceptions or substitutions that were approved by the Major/Minor Department.
- Each term, students are assigned a registration date and time. After meeting with an adviser, the adviser will grant electronic authorization to allow the student to register courses on their assigned date. Students must pay their $100 registration deposit prior to registering. Adviser authorization is required for Fall and Spring terms only. Authorization is NOT required for Winterim or Summer sessions.
If you feel a requirement on your DPR should be satisfied with prior coursework that was approved by the Major/Minor Department, then work with your adviser to clean-up your DPR by using the Exceptions to the Major/Minor Form. If the exceptions or substitons are rellated to general educaiton requirements, use the Exceptions to GDR or GEP Form.
Click here to learn more about How to Read a GDR DPR (old general education program) or for students under the new General Education Program (GEP), beginning Fall 2013, go to How to Read a GEP DPR. Additional GEP Resource Information is available on the Provost website.
Registration Training Videos - 35 second videos on how to "search" and/or "add" courses to your schedule by using the myPoint registration system -- "How to" Registration Videos
If you plan to transfer courses within the UW System -- use the Transfer Information System (TIS)