Next Steps: Reserve Your Spot at UW-Whitewater!

Congratulations Warhawk! We are excited that you are ready to join the Warhawk Family. Here are the next steps to reserve your spot at UW-Whitewater. Please read carefully and complete. Not an incoming fall 2016 new freshman? Check out the right sidebar for your next steps.

1. Check Your UW-Whitewater Email Weekly

At time of admission you are assigned a NET ID and password (7 digit ID number). Your UW-Whitewater email address is the method of communication used by the university. All notifications, confirmations, bills and emergency updates will be sent via this email address. Your email is your NET ID If you have not logged into UW-Whitewater systems (i.e. WINS), please login with your default information (provided in your acceptance letter) to change your password and create a set of challenge questions. Once you have completed this process, be sure to click "Logout" at the top of the screen. Contact the ICIT Helpdesk at 262.472.HELP (4357) or via email at if you have questions or need further assistance

2. Fill Out The Housing Contract: Due June 1st

Use your student ID number (located on your admissions letter) to gain access to the housing contract. Housing assignments are based on the date of contract submission, therefore submit your contract sooner rather than later. Be sure to pay the $125 housing deposit which is refundable through May 1. Visit to sign up now!

  • Housing Contract Section 1 is available October 1, 2015.  This section includes your profile information and room preference.
  • Housing Contract Section 2 is available beginning March 1, 2016. This section includes Learning Community selection.
  • Housing Contract Section 3 is available beginning mid-July.  This section includes your roommate matching.
  • Final housing assignments will be made the week of July 27th with email notification sent to your UW-Whitewater email account.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Available January 1, 2016

The FAFSA is available for filing January 1, 2016, with a priority of March 1, 2016. Students who have fully completed the FAFSA prior to March 1, 2016, will have their award letter mailed in April. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for institutional, federal and state financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, student loans and college work-study.

4. Register for Plan-It Purple and Pay the Enrollment Deposit: Registration Begins March 1, 2016

Register for Plan-It Purple: Registration for fall 2016 incoming students begins March 1, 2016. This registration and advising program is REQUIRED for all new students. Once you have committed to attending UW-Whitewater, please log into your WINS account to complete registration. At this time, new students will pay a NON-REFUNDABLE New Student Fee and a one-time Enrollment Deposit. Please visit First Year Experience for more information:

5. Take Placement Test(s): Open February 1, 2016

It is strongly recommended that students take the UW System Math Placement Test prior to attending Plan-It Purple, as students will be unable to register for a math course if the exam has not been taken. Additionally, it is recommended that all students with previous foreign language course work take the appropriate placement test(s). Beginning February 1st, 2016, students can register for UW placement tests. Testing will be offered at all UW campuses and a few sites in Illinois and Minnesota.  Testing can be completed from mid-March to late August. Students can visit the UW System Center for Placement Testing for more information. Transfer students that need placement testing should contact the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at 262-472-5613.

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