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This article contains frequently asked questions about PAWS
PAWS Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why can't a client log into PAWS?
A: Client's account is not activated
Client had been accepted to the University but never enrolled in classes
Q: Why can't a client add a class that s/he dropped previously in the same semester?
A: Client will need to speak to the Registrar's Office at (414) 229-3800, contactro.uwm.edu, or in Mellencamp 274.
Q: Why won't a permission number work?
A: Permission numbers are valid for one use only (even if an error occurs). Contact the instructor for another permission number, if possible. If the instructor is not available, speak to the Registrar's Office at (414) 229-3800.
Q: When will a student be in a class if s/he is on a wait list?
A: Students on wait lists will automatically be processed week nights with first come first serve basis. Being on the wait list does not guarantee a spot in the course.
Q: Why can't a client change their address?
A: A student will need to speak to the Registrar's Office (414) 229-3800. A faculty will need to speak to the Payroll Office at (414) 229-5804. If the student is attempting to change their address to somewhere outside of the United States, the student must contact the Center for International Education's office (414) 229-4846 to complete the change.
Q: What does a student do if a course is full and there is no wait list for the course?
A: An add/drop form must be filled out and handed into the Registrar's Office in Mellencamp Hall 274.
Q: Why does my information still show in the UWM White Pages after restricting it in PAWS?
A: Restricting contact information in PAWS will only hide a client's Home Address & phone number. All public information can be restricted by filling out a Student Record Data Change Form in Registrar's Office Information Center (Mellencamp Hall 274). More information can be found in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) page "Your Rights as a Student" (www.uwm.edu/ferpa).
Q: When will a class appear in my classlist after I sign up?
A: Systems sync at 2:00 a.m. nightly, so if you have signed up for a class through PAWS, it will appear in your D2L classlist after 2:00 a.m. the next morning.