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Registration Policies

It is the responsibility of the student to officially add, drop or withdraw from each class. A student who never attends (or stops attending) a course in which he/she has enrolled and who does not drop the course in accordance with UW-Parkside policies will receive a failing grade. All students are responsible for adhering to deadlines for all terms and/or sessions of enrollment. Students must contact the Registrar's Office for additional information or assistance.
 
Prerequisite Checking
When students attempt to enroll in a course, SOLAR will determine whether there is/are prerequisite(s) for the course. If not, the student may enroll. If there is/are prerequisite(s), SOLAR then searches placement and transcript records to see whether the prerequisite(s) has/have been met. If the student has successfully met the prerequisite(s) for the course or placement criteria, he/she may enroll in the course. If not, the student will be informed that the prerequisite(s) has/have not been completed and he/she will not be allowed to enroll in the course. Students are advised to see an advisor for further assistance with enrollment. If the student is currently enrolled in the prerequisite course(s), SOLAR will not block enrollment in the course. However, the student must receive a final grade as determined by the prerequisite; otherwise, he/she will be administratively dropped from the course. Students are advised to see an advisor for further assistance with enrollment.

Registration Holds
You will not be allowed to register if you have a "hold" (negative service indicator) on your record. However, SOLAR will allow you to proceed through most of the enrollment process before giving you an error message indicating that you have a hold. To avoid this frustration, review your hold status before attempting to register.

Credit Hour Limit
A degree-seeking student may not enroll for more than 20 credits for the Fall or Spring semester or 12 credits for the Summer term (credit and audit combined), without prior approval from the Director of Advising. Generally, permission to register for a credit overload will not be granted unless the student has earned a GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the most recent semester with at least 14 completed credits. Non-degree-seeking students are restricted to 6 credits without prior approval from the Director of Advising.

Adding A Class
During the first week of the semester, a student may add any course for which he/she has met the prerequisites. During the second week, appropriate courses may be added with the permission of the instructor. Beginning with the third week, a course may not be added. The Registrar's Office will determine comparable deadlines for courses less than a semester in length. If, after the 100% refund period, you drop one class and add another class of the same number of credits, you will be charged the percentage charge for the dropped class and the full charge for the added class. So even though your total number of credits remains the same, your charges will increase accordingly. 

Important Things to Know:
For Part-time Students, added classes will always result in additional fees.  When adding a class, check your balance on the SOLAR system and pick up a revised bill a the Cashier's Office.  You will not be automatically billed for changes.   NOTE: For courses added, you must pay the additional fees by the end of the week in which you add the courses in order to avoid an administrative assessment fee (late charges) for those courses. For example, if you add a course on Monday you must pay for that course by Friday of that week. Additionally, charges for a course added on Friday must be paid on that day in order to avoid a late fee.

Dropping A Class
A student may drop any course during the first half of the semester. A student who drops a course after the fourth week of the semester will receive a transcript notation of "W". (In the case of module  session courses, the W notation will be applied if the drop occurs after one-third of the course period has passed). After the deadline, a student may request permission to drop a course only for extraordinary, non-academic reasons. Any such request must be submitted no later than the last day of instruction. Before requesting permission to drop, the student should discuss his/her circumstances with the instructor. Refer to the current catalog for addition information. The Registrar's Office will determine comparable deadlines for courses less than a semester in length.

Important Things to Know:
A student who never attends (or stops attending) a course in which he/she has enrolled and who does not drop the course through the appropriate office will receive a failing grade. Even though you do not attend a course for which you registered, you will be charged unless you drop that course. If you do this within the specified refund period your charges will be reduced accordingly. 

Dropping a course after the drop fee date for that course will result in the assessment of a per credit hour drop fee in addition to the percentage charge assessed per the refund schedule. Refer to the Academic Calendar for drop fee deadlines. For drops after the fourth week of classes, there will be no refund. The official date of  an add or drop is the date your add/drop is entered into the Student Information System by Student Records of the SOLAR system. The Registrar's Office will determine comparable deadlines for courses less than a semester in length or summer session courses.

When dropping a class, check your balance on the SOLAR system and pick up a revised bill a the Cashier's Office. You can also call 262-595-2258 to request a new bill. You will not be billed automatically for changes.

Drop Fee Appeals may be submitted in instances of extraordinary, extenuating circumstances which are non-academic. If a student believes that their individual circumstances warrant an exception to the published policies, a Drop Fee Appeal Request Form can be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Supporting documentation required. The appeal must be emailed from the student's UWP email account or submitted in person to:

Office of the Registrar
Email: Registrars.Office@uwp.edu
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53141


Note: All other fiscal appeals should be submitted to the Vic-Chancellor for Administration and Fiscal Affairs.

Request for Late Drops
Beginning the ninth week through the twelfth week a student may request permission to drop a course only for extraordinary, non-academic reasons. Before requesting permission to drop, the student should discuss his/her circumstances with the instructor. The Request for Late Drop Form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than Friday of the eleventh week of instruction. The Request must include a written explanation of the circumstances leading to the request. The Registrar's Office will determine comparable deadlines for courses less than a semester in length or summer session courses.

Withdraw from the University
A student may withdraw from the University via SOLAR during the first half of the semester. The Registrar's Office will determine comparable deadlines for courses less than a semester in length or summer session courses. After the deadline, a student may request to withdraw only for extraordinary non-academic reasons. Any such request must be completed by the last day of instruction in that term. The request must include a written explanation of the circumstances leading to the request and documentation, if appropriate. Any such requests are to be submitted to the Advising and Career Center for appropriate action. Students may not request a withdrawal from a completed semester.

Dropping a class or Withdrawal from the university may result in a financial obligation for tuition and fees, and may necessitate repayment of financial aid. Federal & State regulations for financial aid require a refund calculation to occur for financial aid recipients through the 60% point of the term. Contact the Cashier's Office and Scholarship and Financial Aid Office for information.



900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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