Orientation - Adult, Veteran, and Re-entry/Re-admit Students
Welcome to #RangerNation. Your Ranger experience starts here! Whether you are a returning or new adult (25+), veteran, or re-entry/re-admit student we have opportunities in place for you to successfully complete your transition to Parkside.
You're almost there! Here are you next steps:
1. Activate your Parkside Account, as you will need this to register for classes.
2. Review your Math & English Placement if you haven't already.
3. Complete the Incoming Student Onboarding Canvas Course. The Onboarding course will review how to set up an appointment with your advisor to register for classes. The Onboarding Course will open starting March 1.
*First Year, Transfer, and International students should visit the appropriate page for further information on their next steps.
This information is for students starting for the Summer/Fall 2024 term.
We can't wait to welcome you to campus! Please read below for your next steps in committing to UW-Parkside.
*If you are a new student starting in the winter/spring 2025, please come back starting February 1 for more information.
Incoming Student Onboarding Course
All incoming transfer students will need to complete the Incoming Student Onboarding Course in Canvas to set up an appointment with their academic advisor and register for classes. You can access the course below. Please note, you will need to have your Parkside account activated to access the course. The course will open March 1.
Please note, after completion of the onboarding course, you will be able to meet with an advisor to select classes for the upcoming semester. However, registration periods do not begin until the following:
- Summer 20204 Registration begins March 11
- Fall 2024 Registration begins April 8
Therefore, there may be a delay in the time you meet with an advisor to when you can register for classes.
*Remember, if you do not have any transferable Math or English credit (previous college coursework or AP scores), we ask that you please review your Math and English placements on our Placement website.
Adult Student/Transfer Connection Events
Various optional Adult (25+)/Veteran/Transfer Student Connection Events will be held to provide students with the opportunity to learn about campus resources and success tools at Parkside.
Adult Student (25+)/Veteran/Transfer One Stop events are optional in-person programs that will allow students to obtain their Ranger ID Card, parking pass, register for classes in-person with an advisor, apply for housing, and speak with various campus departments. We highly encourage you to register if you are able to help with your transition to Parkside! You can register by clicking the link below.