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Professional Communication (MA) Admitted Student Checklist

Congratulations on being admitted into the UW-Parkside Master of Arts in Professional Communication program! Below is information for you to continue to move through the process.

step 1

ACTIVATE PARKSIDE ACCOUNTS

If you haven’t done so already, activate your SOLAR and Rangermail accounts.

SOLAR Use SOLAR to enroll in classes, pay your bill, and more.

Rangermail is your Parkside email account. Check your Rangermail frequently for updates and communication.

step 2

PAYING FOR TUITION

Apply for Financial Aid or contact the Cashier’s office to learn more about paying for tuition.

FIND OUT ABOUT

  • Payment deadlines for graduate students
  • How many credits to enroll in per semester to be eligible for financial aid
  • Eligibility for veteran benefits and contact information
  • How many credits to maximize VA benefits
step 3

CLASS REGISTRATION

Get registered for classes. If you don’t know what to register for, please contact the Professional Communication (MA) advisor. They can also guide you with questions such as:

Study time needed?
How to balance work, family and school?
Length of time to complete the program?

ACADEMIC ADVISOR 
Adrienne Viramontes
 |  viramont@uwp.edu

step 4

ORDER YOUR BOOKS

You can either charge your books to SOLAR, or get ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and order on your own.

step 5

TECH BAR HELP DESK

Contact the Tech Bar if you can’t log into your SOLAR, Rangermail, or Canvas pages.

step6

RESOURCES

Parkside gives online students the same access as our students who enroll for the on campus programs; providing you with academic resources and support.

Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) 
PARK offers online tutoring by professional tutors with master’s degrees or higher in their field and quite a few student success guides/tips that are available on-demand on their website.

Library 
The library houses a collection of over 356,000 volumes, 11,000 audio visual titles, over 100,000 electronic books, and maintains subscriptions to 1200 periodicals. The Library offers access to over 200 databases; all are available remotely to Parkside students. 

Each department is assigned a librarian to coordinate acquisitions. Liaisons work closely with faculty to coordinate collection development, consult  about specific research needs, and provide research instruction to faculty, staff, and students.

The library liaison
Xou Le Va Vang  |  vangx@uwp.edu  |   262 595-3191

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