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All students who are currently enrolled in on campus courses are eligible to register on the web during the registration periods.
Step 2: Pay your deposit.
- Enter your campus login and password and select the appropriate term. View your Degree Progress Report and check the online timetable for a list of courses offered by term.
Step 3: Make special note of your registration appointment time. Your appointment time will not conflict with your class schedule.
- A $100.00 registration deposit is required for each term and is due BEFORE you can register for classes. If you have not yet made your deposit, you may:
- Pay your deposit in person at the UWSP Bursar's Office, Room 007, SSB OR
- Send your payment to: UWSP Bursar's Office, 2100 Main St, Stevens Point WI 54481
- Foreign undergraduate students are required to pay an insurance premium before they can
register for the fall or spring term. Students may pay the insurance premium online or at the Bursar's Office. Students will not be able to register on the web if this hold exists. Questions regarding the insurance premium should be directed to the Foreign Student Office.
Step 4: Make an appointment with your adviser if you have not already done so.
- If you are not able to register on the Web at the time of your scheduled appointment, you may register anytime after your appointed time has passed. You may also have a proxy register for you. Contact the Registration and Records Office for more information.
Step 5: Prepare for your meeting with your adviser
- Your adviser's name is printed on your Degree Progress Report (DPR). It is highly recommended that you print two copies from the web. Bring both copies to your advising appointment. Give one copy to your advisor. Use the other copy to follow along and take notes.
- If you do not have an adviser or if you have changed your major, report to the chair of the department of your major to be assigned an adviser.
- If you have not declared a major, report to the Student Academic Advising Center, 103 Student Services Building.
Step 6: Meet with your adviser.
Summer and Winterim registration terms do not require an advisor meeting.
- Review your Degree Progress Report.
- Review the catalog requirements of your major(s), minor(s), and degree. Determine whether you are working toward a BA, BS, or BM/BFA degree.
- Verify what courses you have taken.
- Note what requirements you need to complete.
- Review the University Catalog.
- Check the catalog for the descriptions of your recommended courses.
- Do the courses have prerequisites? Have you met them?
- Review the University Timetable to see what courses are offered.
Step 7: Obtain all special registration authorizations.
- Bring your Degree Progress Report. The two of you will review your report, discuss the courses you should take to complement your academic goals and personal interests, and arrive at a list of alternate courses.
- You must insist on a list of alternates. There is no guarantee that your first choices will be open and conflict-free when you register. You will be spared aggravation if you have alternate course choices.
- After you have met with your adviser, your adviser will electronically authorize you to register. Your adviser's electronic authorization must be granted before you can register on the web.
- Are any of your courses identified in the timetable as PERMISSION REQUIRED? A PR appears in front of courses and sections when permission is required. You must obtain the approval of the chair of the department to register for all such courses and sections.
- Are you auditing, signing up for a credit overload or enrolling in an independent study course? If so, you must obtain the proper approval. Are you repeating any courses for the first time in which you received a D+, D, or F? You must have obtained the approval of your adviser and the chair of the department offering the course you are repeating BEFORE you register. If you're repeating a course for the second time, you must have written authorization from the dean of the college in which the course is offered. In either case, be sure to have the appropriate approval before registering on the web or in person.
Electronic Authorizations: The department chairs can electronically authorize you to enroll in Permission Required, Closed, Independent Study, and Internship sections. Departments can also authorize you electronically for a credit overload or to repeat a D+, D, or F for the first time. If the departments grant their authorizations electronically, the authorizations will appear on the same screen as your registration appointment time which will then permit you to register for these courses and sections on the web. If departments grant their approval by signing a form, you will need to bring the form to the Registration and Records Office to complete your registration.
Paper Authorizations: Certain authorizations must be on signed forms. For example, you must submit an approved form to audit a course, take a course on Pass-Fail or repeat a course for a second time. You must bring the signed forms to the Registration and Records Office to complete your registration.
Step 8: Prepare two or more class schedules.
- Take the timetable and the courses and alternates you and your adviser identify and develop two or more class schedules in preparation for registering.
- A "SEATS AVAILABLE" display by course and section is available on on myPoint. The following locations have computers that are connected to the Computer Network. Use these computers when available to check the closed course listing on the Network. On your portal page, click on the Academics tab, Timetable, or Course Seat Availability. Select the term and the curriculum/course information you want to search. Revise your class schedules to adjust for closed courses and sections.
Kiosks: Kiosks are campus computers on which you can check your email or surf the Internet only. They are located in convenient public places around campus. Anyone with a campus logon & password may use these stations. (See Campus Kiosk Locations
You may also use the PC's in the Registration and Records Office to register and get assistance if you have questions.
Step 9: Register on the web at or after your appointed time.
- REGISTER ON THE WEB - The process is relatively easy and straightforward. Instructions are also available on the web.
- Electronic authorizations allow you to register on the web. If you have written authorizations for any registration action such as auditing, repeating a course for the second time, etc., you will need to stop in the Registration and Records Office for assistance in completing your registration. Remember to bring your ID.
Step 10: Print a copy of your completed schedule.
The printed schedule shows your official registration at that point in time. You are responsible for the classes you register for on the web or in person. If you need to change your schedule after you finish registering, you MUST follow the Drop/Add/Withdrawal procedures established by the university. Always keep your printed copy of your class schedule as a receipt of any drop/add transactions. Of course you can always view or print your schedule from the web at anytime.
Follow Steps 1-10 above if you are currently enrolled. If you are not enrolled at UWSP, start in the Admissions Office, 102 Student Services Building.
If you need to consult with an adviser or obtain special permission to enroll in a course, you are urged to make such arrangements prior to registration.
For more information on registration, go to Registration/Advising Info.
Special students may fall into the following categories:
How to Become a Special Student
- Teachers seeking to maintain certification
- Community members taking classes for personal enrichment or growth in an occupation
- Those needing classes in preparation for admission to graduate or professional school
- Persons interested in trying some classes before applying for full admission to the university
- Guest students studying in Semester Abroad programs
- Senior citizens or other auditors
- High school students (juniors or seniors) who wish to take college courses prior to graduating from high school
Other Information for Special Students
- Special students at UW-Stevens Point (excluding high school students) do not need to fill out an application form for admission. They may register for classes (Summer, Winterim, Fall or Spring) using the Mail-in Registration Form or by reporting to the Admissions Office for in-person registration.
- High school students who wish to take college courses must complete a special Youth Options Application, submit their transcripts, and receive approval from the Admissions Office to enroll.
- The timetable of classes for each semester may be viewed online. The timetable indicates dates for part-time undergraduate student registration and mail registration.
- Special students register for classes on a space-available basis. Seat availability information by course (open or closed) is available online.
- Unless they are currently attending high school, special students must have graduated from high school or its equivalent. Students under the age of 21 without transfer credits must meet current new freshman requirements and provide a copy of their high school transcript to demonstrate that the criteria have been met. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. Some record of previous academic work may be required to establish academic eligibility.
- Special students may attend summer school without establishing academic eligibility.
- Before enrolling in English or math courses, special students must take English and math placement tests. Placement tests are also required for students taking advanced foreign language courses.
- Special students are not eligible for financial aid.
- All students, including special students, must pay a $100 registration deposit before enrolling in classes.
- Special students do not indicate majors, and they are not assigned faculty advisors. Appointments may be scheduled with the Student Academic Advising Center if advising is needed.
- Special students have the privileges of other registered students, such as access to the Learning Resources Center, recreational facilities, health services, etc. when they obtain a valid UWSP student ID from the PointCard Office.
- Special students may change status to a degree-seeking student by completing the UW System application for admission, submitting transcripts and ACT scores (if required), and paying the application fee.
If you are registering as a special student or on a part-time basis, you may register by mail for day or evening courses. Complete the Mail-In Registration Form and mail to: Registration and Records, UWSP, 101 SSB, Stevens Point, WI 54481. NOTE: A $100.00 registration deposit must accompany your mail registration. Mail registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
Questions about Mail Registration? Contact the Registration and Records Office at 715-346-4301 or email: email@example.com.
- New freshmen will register during two-day orientation/registration sessions. You will receive information about these sessions from the New Student Programs Office.
- Re-entries will be invited to register with the continuing students. Contact the Admissions Office regarding dates and times.
- Transfers will register during a one-day orientation and registration session. Notices of when to report for registration will be sent out from the Admissions Office.
Undergraduate and graduate students that have a UWSP ID number will be able to register for Continuing Education courses on the web. However, students registering for Continuing Education courses through KEEP, Leaf, GET, Costar, or Trees for Tomorrow will not be able to use the web registration system because the tuition for these programs are paid for by a 3rd party. Students interested in Continuing Education courses through KEEP, Leaf, GET, Costar or Trees for Tomorrow should contact the Continuing Education Office at 1-800-898-9472 for registration instructions. All new students should also contact the Continuing Education Office.
The UW Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion (COBE) offers the opportunity at the UW Marathon County campus for progress towards a UWSP degree. Courses are taught at the UW Marathon County campus but registration occurs through UWSP. All UWSP registration deadlines apply.
Complete the COBE Mail-in Registration Form and mail to Registration and Records, UWSP, 101 SSB, Stevens Point, WI 54481. NOTE: A $100.00 registration deposit must accompany your mail registration.
Questions about Mail Registration? Contact the Registration and Records Office at 715-346-4301.
For further information on the COBE program at UW Marathon County, please contact:
Patti Thwaits (715) 261-6231 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Liberty Heidmann (715) 261-6229 or email: email@example.com