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Please check back in October for more details on 2024 Winterim

January 3 – January 20, 2023

Winterim is a three-week session held between the Fall and Spring terms designed to help students keep on track for graduation. It features sections of courses that tend to fill up quickly during the academic year.

Students may take only one course during Winterim and many find they like this intensive course format which allows them to concentrate on only one subject.

All Winterim courses are 100% online.


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Registrar Calendar

Winterim Session Schedule

October 31, 2022: Registration begins for Seniors, Graduate Students, Post-Baccalaureates

November 1, 2022: Registration begins for Juniors

November 2, 2022: Registration begins for Sophomores

November 3, 2022: Registration begins for Freshmen

November 4, 2022: Open enrollment

Enrollment ends for all groups on January 3, 2023

Benefits of Taking a Winter Course

Frequently Asked Questions


Admitted students should register for winter courses using WINS.  Priority enrollment dates will be posted in WINS Student Centers in early November.

Students not currently admitted to UW-Whitewater should apply as a special student for winterim at Once admitted, students will receive a letter with their UW-W login information and instructions for registering via the WINS system.

Special students wishing to take a course in the College of Business & Economics should email to request permission to enroll after receiving their UW-W ID number.

To drop a class visit the Registrar's Office website by clicking here.

View add, drop, withdrawal and refund deadlines by clicking here.

Fee Information

Units Resident Non-Resident
1 unit undergraduate $327.67 $709.97
2 units undergraduate $655.34 $1,419.94
3 units undergraduate $983.01 $2,129.91
3 units undergraduate online business $1,167.00 $1,167.00
2 units undergraduate Rock County campus $441.46 $1,072.36
3 units undergraduate Rock County campus $662.19 $1,608.54
3 units graduate $1,597.50 $3,277.47
3 units graduate business $1,995.00 $3,384.36

Deadline to officially drop courses is January 3.  Officially dropping a course during December 28 - January 3 will initiate a refund.

Winterim is a separate term for purposes of enrollment verification. Enrollment in Winterim will NOT count toward full-time or part-time status for either the Fall or Spring terms. Questions about the effect of Winterim enrollment on veterans' benefits should be directed to the Veterans' Coordinator, Registrar's Office, Roseman 2032, (262) 472-1570.


You will receive information regarding your UW-Whitewater email, Net ID and password in a letter from the Admissions office after your admission has been processed. Before logging into your UW-W email account or WINS (UW-Whitewater's web-based self-service student information system) for the first time go to WINS click here to set up your password.

You can access the WINS system to make changes to your schedule, pay your tuition using a credit card, and view your unofficial transcript. After setting up your password according to the instructions above, return to the UW-Whitewater home page and choose WINS (upper right), then log in using your Net ID and new password or click here for WINS.

Contact the Help Desk if you need assistance: or (262) 472-HELP.

Online courses are accessed from the Canvas link on the home page using the same Net ID and password used for WINS or you can click here to access Canvas. Students should check their UW-Whitewater email regularly as some instructors may send information prior to the start of the course.

Grade reports are available via WINS or the Registrar's Office; they are not automatically mailed. Grades are generally available to students one or two days after the official ending date of each term. Information about requesting grade reports or transcripts can be found at the Registrar's Office website.

Graduate taking Undergraduate Classes

Yes, graduate students may enroll in undergraduate courses and be charged undergraduate tuition without changing their admission status. 

No.  Students will receive undergraduate credit and a grade for these courses, but cannot request a change to graduate credit at a later date. Grades earned will not be computed into the student's term or cumulative grade point average. 

Transcripts will indicate: "Undergraduate credit earned, no graduate credit awarded." Students taking a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in one term will be charged graduate fees for all courses. Courses numbered 500-799 may be taken at the graduate level only.


Grades earned for Winterim are calculated into the student's cumulative totals for credits earned, GPA credits attempted, GPA and honor points.

For the purposes of academic standing and progress, Winterim will be treated as a separate term and will not negatively affect a student's registration eligibility. Students with less than good academic standing at the end of the Fall term may use the grade earned during Winterim to improve their academic standing. Conversely, the grade earned during Winterim will not be used to change a student's academic standing to dismissal. Students on academic dismissal at the end of the Fall term WILL be allowed to enroll in a Winterim course.

Grades and credits earned during Winterim will not count in the determination of academic distinctions or dean's honor lists for either the Fall or Spring terms. Winterim courses cannot be taken on an audit basis.
Students may take a maximum of 3 credits during Winterim.

Current residence hall students that reside in the following halls are able to remain for the winter break at no additional cost: Pulliam Hall, Ma’iingan Hall, Wellers Hall and Wells East and West. Students that reside in any of the other residence halls and need housing during the Winterim break period will need to complete and submit a break period contract by December 8, 2022 (this contract will be available on the University Housing website on November 1, 2022). The Residence halls close at 10am on Sunday, December 19, 2021 for the fall term and will reopen on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 9:00 am (subject to change). All students leaving the halls at the end of the fall semester (graduation, transferring, etc.) must be checked out of the halls prior to 10:00 am on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Any questions, please contact University Housing at 262-472-4255.

  • Winterim textbooks can be picked up at Textbook Rental beginning the second week in December
  • Textbook Rental hours available here
  • Students wishing to have textbooks shipped should complete a Shipping Form available here

Information on ordering transcripts is available on the Registrar's Website.

You can view the outside state complaint process related to distrance learning by clicking here.

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