January 2 – January 19, 2024
Winterim is a three-week session held between the Fall and Spring terms designed to help students keep on track for graduation. 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.
Benefits of Taking a Winter Course
Stay on track: Students who take special course sessions are 21% more likely to graduate in four years. Click here for more information.
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Short Sessions: Approximately three weeks of class to complete a 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 UWW should apply as a special student for winterim at https://www.uww.edu/admissions. Once admitted, students will receive a letter with their UWW 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 email@example.com to request permission to enroll after receiving their UWW 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.
|1 unit undergraduate
|1 unit undergraduate online business
|1 unit graduate
|1 unit graduate business
Deadline to officially drop courses is January 8. 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.
Students interested in receiving financial aid for Winterim should submit a Winterim Application. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed.
Visit https://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/finance/sfs/due-dates#Winterim for complete details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Students should verify whether a UW-Whitewater course will be accepted by their home institution with their advisor or academic department at their home institution. The Transferology website can be a helpful tool in determining this; however, it is not always current and verification with the home institution is necessary. Once students have completed their UW-Whitewater course, they can request a transcript through the Registrar’s Office.
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.
All Residence Halls will not close for winter break for students that were enrolled in the fall semester and will be continuing enrollment for the spring term. Therefore if a student is enrolled in winterim courses they will be able to remain in their current assignment.
For new students planning on starting to live on campus for the spring term and wish to enroll in a winterim class and live on campus will need to submit a spring only contract to live on campus PRIOR to December 14, 2023. In addition, the student must email Housing@uww.edu to indicate that they will be enrolling in winterim courses and have submitted a spring only contract and therefore would need housing prior to the start of the spring term. University Housing will work with these students on an individual basis.
The Residence Halls officially open for the spring term for incoming students on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 9am.
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