Ready to enroll as a University Special student? Your Wisconsin Experience start is just a few clicks away!
After you’ve been admitted as a Special student, the steps below will assist you all the way through the enrollment process. Learn about activating your NetID, searching for classes, viewing your enrollment time, the all-important enrolling, paying tuition, and obtaining a transcript after your course is complete.
If you have not yet been admitted, please apply!
1. ACTIVATE NETID
Your NetID is your username which, along with the password you choose, allows you access to University services such as campus email and student records. As a new student you must activate your NetID which will allow you to access your MyUW portal. You will need your 10-digit Campus ID number found on your letter of admission. For step-by-step instructions, visit this helpful tutorial. If you are a former student of UW-Madison, but do not recall your NetID or password, you may contact the DoIT Help Desk for assistance.
2. LOG IN TO MYUW
Log in to your MyUW portal using your newly created NetID and password. Take time to review the resources provided to you, particularly within the Student Center. There you will find details regarding your earliest enrollment date, any enrollment holds on your account, your tuition bill, and grades along with many other helpful resources.
3. VIEW EARLIEST ENROLLMENT DATE
Within your MyUW Student Center, you can view your earliest enrollment date and time. On the right side of the screen, look for the ‘Enrollment Dates’ heading with your specific enrollment dates. Note: Special students enroll after degree-seeking students.
4. SEARCH FOR CLASSES
Log in to your MyUW Student Center with your NetID and password. Find the Search for Classes link and follow this to search for classes by term. You can enter various criteria and your search will then generate applicable courses that meet your criteria. Click on your desired course to learn more including a course description, required prerequisites and course notes. Please note there may be limited access for Special students to courses in some departments and schools.
5. TAKE CARE OF ANY HOLDS ON YOUR ACCOUNT
Any holds that you may have will be listed under the ‘Holds’ heading in the upper right corner of your Student Center.
You must electronically sign the required Financial Responsibility Agreement which will be listed in the holds section. For more information regarding the Terms and Conditions of this agreement, please see the Bursar’s Office FAQs.
Log in to your MyUW Student Center with your NetID and password anytime after your earliest enrollment time. Find the Course Enrollment link and then follow the steps to enroll.
***If a section is full and a wait list is available, continue to enroll in the course to secure your spot on the wait list.
Contact the department’s curricular representative for course questions and access issues.
Feeling overwhelmed by the enrollment process? Do you have questions on how to enroll? Contact the Enrollment Helpline at 608-262-3811.
After you enroll, your eBill will be available for viewing under the Financial tab in your MyUW Student Center. Ensure you pay your tuition on time to avoid the $100 late payment fee. registrar.wisc.edu/tuition/
8. DEADLINES TO NOTE
Now that you are enrolled, it is important to be aware of important dates and deadlines including add, drop, audit, and withdrawal deadlines.
9. OBTAINING AN TRANSCRIPT
After the successful completion of your course(s), you may order an official transcript. Once your grade is posted in your Student Center, you may go to the Office of the Registrar’s webpage for order instructions.