PAWS Enrolling in a Class

This knowledge article explains how a student adds classes in PAWS.



Class Number:
One way to add a class would to be with a class number. A class number is a five (5) digit number that uniquely identifies a course (separate from the OU number within D2L). To enroll in a class with a class number, follow these steps.

  1. Log into PAWS.
  2. Under the category of "Academics" select Enroll or go to drop down menu that begins with "other academic..." and select Enroll: Add.
  3. Select the term that you would like to enroll in and click on the Continue button.
  4. The Add Classes to Shopping Cart page will appear. On the left hand side of this page there will be a box with the label "Enter Class Nbr" above it. Type in the class number in the box and select Enter
  5. The Enrollment Preference page will now appear. To be enrolled in this class, click Next.  A message should appear on the screen stating that the class has been added to your shopping cart. If additional information is needed to enroll in the class, look to the next step.
  6. On the Enrollment Preference page there will be other options to be added to the wait list if the class is full, to enter a permission number and in some cases to select if the class will be graded, audited, or taken for no credit. After the appropriate options have been selected, the student can scroll down and click Next. A message should appear on the screen stating that the class has been added to your shopping cart.
  7. In the shopping cart section, check the box next to the class that will be added to the class schedule and click on "Enroll".
  8. The "Confirm Classes" page should appear and the student can scroll to the bottom and click the Finish Enrolling button.
 

The following link contains the guide available from the PAWS help files.  https://www4.uwm.edu/paws/training/docs/v90/Add_A_Class_with_Class_Number_Only.pdf

Class Search:
Using the class search is another way to add a class. This can be used when the specific class number is not known. To enroll in a class using the class search use the following steps.
  1. Log into PAWS.
  2. Under the category of "Academics" select Enroll or go to drop down menu that begins with "other academic..." and select Enroll: Add.
  3. Select the term in which you would like to enroll and click on the Continue button. The Add Classes to Shopping Cart page will appear.
  4. On the left had side of this page there will be two options listed under "Find Classes".  Select the Class Search option and click the Search button.
  5. The Enter Search Criteria page will now appear. There are numerous options on this page to find specific classes - at least two options must be used to search for a class.
  6. The Search button can be clicked on once two of the search criteria are filled in. This will bring up the Search Results page. The student's current class schedule is available for the student  to view on the top left hand side of this page.
  7. Below this are all the results that match the previously selected criteria. The student should then click the Select Class button located in the box of the class in which they wish to enroll.
  8. The Enrollment Preference page will now appear. On this page there will be options to be added to the wait list if the class is full, to enter a permission number and, in some cases, to select if the class will be graded, audited, or taken for no credit.
  9. After the appropriate options have been selected, the student can scroll down and click Next. A message should appear on the screen stating that the class has been added to your shopping cart.
  10. On the Add Classes to Shopping Cart page, under the "(year and term) Shopping Cart" category there will be your selected classes. To enroll in the classes, click the box under "Select". There should now be a check mark in the box. Once all the classes have a check mark in their corresponding boxes, select "Enter". 
  11. The Confirm Classes page should appear and the student can scroll to the bottom and click the Finish Enrolling button
 

The following link contains the guide available from the PAWS help files. https://www4.uwm.edu/paws/docs/v90/Add_A_Class_with_Class_Number_Only.pdf 

My Planner Option:
Adding classes using the My Planner option allows students to enroll in courses that they previously added to their My Planner.
  1. Log into PAWS.
  2. Under the category of "Academics" select Enroll or go to drop down menu that begins with "other academic..." and select Enroll: Add.
  3. Select the term that you would like to enroll in and click on Continue. The Add Classes to Shopping Cart page will appear.
  4. On the left had side of this page there will be two options listed under"Find Classes" select the"My Planner" option and click the Search button. This will bring the "Search from My Planner" page up where you will be able to add a course that was previously added by clicking on the Select button. These courses will be listed either by term or in the unassigned courses area.
  5. Select the appropriate section or lab number and click the Select button associated with it. Once all the components have been selected, a page will display the chosen lecture, section, and lab.
  6. Click on the Next button to continue. The "Enrollment Preference" page will now appear. On this page there will be options to be added to the wait list if the class is full, to enter a permission number and, in some cases, to select if the class will be graded, audited, or taken for no credit.
  7. After the appropriate options have been selected, the student can scroll down and click on Next.
  8. A message should appear, stating that the class has been added to your shopping cart.
  9. In the shopping cart section, check the box next to the class that will be added to the class schedule and click on the Enroll button.
  10. The Confirm Classes page should appear and the student can scroll to the bottom and click the Finish Enrolling button.
  11. This will complete the process and the student should now be enrolled.
 

The following link contains the guide available from the PAWS help files. https://www4.uwm.edu/paws/docs/v90/Add_a_Class_from_Planner_demo.pdf






Keywords:enroll, sign up, class, paws, course   Doc ID:42123
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2014-07-22 16:13 CDTUpdated:2020-01-23 09:21 CDT
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