Continuing Education Workshops


Auditing Courses at UW-Whitewater, Part II

Your Next Steps

After you have submitted your completed Audit Registration Form to the Registrar's Office, the form will be processed and you will be admitted as an auditor. The Admissions Office will provide you with a Net-ID and student ID number and the Registrar's Office will email you confirming your registration for the audit course(s). Using the information provided in the email provided on the Audit Registration Form and from Admissions, complete the following:

1. Log into your UWW account and create a password. Your Net-ID will allow you to access UWW systems, such as email and WINS (UWW’s student information system). Before you can access these systems, you must create a password. Create your password here.

2. Log in to your WINS Student Center using your NET-ID and password. While in WINS, you must Accept the Terms and Conditions. You must to do this for your registration to be finalized in your class. Until you accept the Terms & Conditions, there is a “hold” on your account which may result in your course being cancelled. To complete this step, click on Student Center, then under Finances>My Account, click on Terms & Conditions/Pymt Plan. Click on the View/Accept button for the term you are registering for (more than one term may be listed) and follow the instructions. Please note: you will need to complete this step every semester you audit courses.

Please note that it may take 24 hours for your access to UWW’s electronic systems to be activated.

Student ID

At UWW, your student ID is called a HawkCard. As an auditing student, your HawkCard will serve as your library card at Andersen Library, will be used at Textbook Rental, and will grant you access to the University Center (UC) services. You can pick this up at the HawkCard Office, which is located on the second floor of the James Connor University Center (UC), room 250.You do not need to get a new HawkCard each term you audit courses. Your card will be reactivated automatically.
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Students auditing undergraduate courses rent the majority of their required textbooks through Textbook Rental at no additional cost. Textbook Rentals is located on the lower level of the University Bookstore (Moraine Hall).  You will need to take your HawkCard with you, as well as a copy of your class schedule.  You can access your class schedule by logging into WINS. Remember to print out your schedule using “list view” in order to list the section number and instructor.  This information is needed to make sure you receive the correct textbooks for your section. Note that some professors will ask you to buy books in addition to those that you rent. Don’t forget to check the bookstore for any books that your instructor has asked you to buy.

Email and D2L

Your instructor and the University will use UWW email and Desire2Learn (D2L) to communicate with you about your course and other important university matters. 

Check your student email regularly. You can log in to the UWW email system using your NET-ID and password. Your UWW email is the address your instructors will use to contact you. Make sure that you check your student email so that you don’t miss any important announcements from your professor or other university officials.

Some instructors may use D2L. D2L is an online management system that some instructors use to post content for their classes. Log in to D2L using your NET-ID and password. Not all instructors use D2L, but if yours does, be sure to check the D2L site. For more information on how to use D2L, click here.


Depending on the time of day your class meets, you may be required to pay for parking via a parking permit or metered stalls. More detailed information on short-term parking can be found here or longer-term parking here

Accommodations for Auditors with Disabilities

Auditors with disabilities can apply for services through the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). Eligibility for accommodation services is determined on an individual basis.

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