AAS Pathway Enrollment Process


Get started on the AAS to bachelor's degree completion pathway.

step 1


*Students without college credit, skip to Step 2.

Having your college transcript(s) evaluated by a UW-Parkside Admissions Counselor will tell you which required courses you will need to complete to achieve a bachelor’s degree. 

To request an evaluation, complete the Online Degree Completion Program Readiness Evaluation Request.

Review the results of your Online Degree Completion Program Readiness Evaluation with the Office of Admissions. Considering your number of transferrable credits, discuss whether it would be best for you to apply for the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree or the bachelor’s degree completion program of your choice.

step 2


Using the recommendation you’ve received from the Office of Admissions, go to apply.wisconsin.edu . Create an account, complete and submit the application. 

We've created some tips for completing your essay.


step 3


Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities ever attended. Official transcripts must be submitted for all colleges/universities ever attended, whether courses will transfer or not. All transcripts must be official and come directly from the institution.

Submit official high school transcript, GED scores, or HSED
All transcripts must be official and come directly from the institution. 

  • Your high school counselor can email your unofficial or official transcripts to admissions@uwp.edu
  • You can submit unofficial high school transcripts during the application process to admissions@uwp.edu
  • If sending your official transcript by mail, have it sent to: 
    UW-Parkside Admissions, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Transcripts submitted through an electronic service, such as Parchment, are accepted.

Applicants who wish to be admitted on the basis of high school equivalency must submit official documents such as Certification of General Education Development (GED), including the official GED score report. Complete the GED/HSED Request Form.

Submit official transcripts to

UW-Parkside Admissions
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144

or admissions@uwp.edu

step 4


Complete your FAFSA application, or connect with financial aid if you have any questions. You can reach the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 262-595-2574 | finaid@uwp.edu, or visit the Financial Aid website.

If you are a veteran or affiliated with a military service member, please visit our Veterans Services website and/or contact our Veteran Services Support Manager at veterans@uwp.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions


You can check your "To Do List" in SOLAR for missing materials. Read the tutorial here.

You can also call the Office of Admissions at 262-595-2355 or email admissions@uwp.edu.

Applications are reviewed once all application materials arrive.  If one item is missing, that will hold up the entire application review process.

Once all materials are received, a decision is typically made within 3-5 days.  At peak times and for students with a large number of transfer credits, additional days may be required.

Applicants typically receive their decision letter within two weeks of submitting all materials.

After all required application materials are submitted, a committee will review the application and make a decision. A decision letter is then sent by mail. Typically, this arrives within two weeks after all materials are submitted.

You may also call us to check the status of your application: 262-595-2355. A decision can only be shared directly with the student who applied.


Congratulations-You're in!

step 1


Use the Prepare for Your Advising Appointment document to learn how to schedule an advising appointment with your advisor through the Navigate student application. Meet with your academic advisor by phone, virtually or face-to-face to confirm course selection and sequencing for your degree completion program. Your advisor will also inform you if you need permission numbers to register for courses.

If you don’t see an assigned advisor in Navigate, find the advisor for your major here and contact them directly.

All students without transferrable math and English credits will need to complete placement testing at least 2 weeks before their scheduled advising appointment. Visit the Placement Testing website for more information.

When selecting courses, keep in mind that some required courses have prerequisites, a course or courses you will need to successfully complete before you may enroll in an advanced course. Therefore, before you register for courses, it’s very important to connect with your academic advisor to be sure the courses you are selecting will help you build the foundation for your bachelor’s degree. Review course offerings and pre-requisites in the course schedule.

step 2


After meeting with your academic advisor to confirm your course selections, you may register for your courses in SOLAR during your assigned enrollment time. 

step 3


Before courses begin, regularly check your student email account, also known as RangerMail, for instructions on how to access your courses online and how to order your textbooks. 

As an admitted student, the university will route all communication to your UW-Parkside RangerMail email address. This will include information about deadlines, paying tuition, and the university resources and services available to you. Therefore, it is critical that you regularly check your student email. 

Use your student login credentials to access the Orientation FAQ page for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the transfer process and student life at UW-Parkside.

step 4


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) 
PARC 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.

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. 

Midnight Ranger
Stay up to date with campus activities, deadlines, and major events. An email is sent to you every Saturday at Midnight. We suggest you bookmark the webpage for real-time updates on daily activities and reminders.

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