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Student Center - Pre Enrollment Checklist Guide
Below is an overview of the seven tasks of the PEC you must complete prior to priority enrollment for each semester. Please note that a hold will be placed on your record until you have completed the PEC, but it will be automatically removed once you’ve finished the Checklist. These tasks should take about five minutes to complete, total.
Below are step-by-step instructions walking you through the PEC process.
From MyUW, enter into your Student Center.
Once in your Student Center, the Tasks tile will indicate a To Do. Click on the tile.
Note: In case an error message pops up stating "You are not authorized to access this component", clear your browser cache and cookies and try again. See Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies for instructions.
Under the To Do List you will see the Pre Enrollment Checklist task. Click on this task to begin the checklist.
Note: When you first start the PEC, the status will be “assigned.” If you start the PEC and leave the task without completing the PEC, once you return the status will be “in progress.” When you return to an “in progress” to do list, you will resume where you left off.
Once you read through the welcome, click confirm, then click next in the top right.
This is the contact the university should reach out to in case of emergency. Click “Add Contact” to enter the name, relationship and phone number of your emergency contact. Once you have entered and saved the contact information, click confirm, and then next in the top right.
Note: In future terms, click on the + sign if you need to enter a new contact. Or, if you need to make changes, click on the contact. Once you have entered and saved the contact, click confirm, and then next in the top right. If there are no changes to the contact listed, click confirm then next in the top right.
A “local address” is a physical address where you currently or will live and/or frequently stay during the time you’ll be taking classes for the upcoming term. It’s a place of residence where someone would be most likely to find you. One way to think of it is where you “put your head down” at night. This should be your address locally, in or around Madison, and is not necessarily meant to be your permanent address. UW treats your local address a little differently than other addresses you may have listed – it’s more confidential, and will only be used in times of emergency, or as required for SEVIS recordkeeping and federal reporting for student studying on F-1 and J-1 visas. Click the “Add Local 1 Address” to add your local address. Once you have entered and saved the information, click confirm, and then next in the top right.
Note: In the “state” field, be sure to type the full state of Wisconsin or click the search option to select the state.
Note: When entering a new address, the 'From' field must be populated with today's date (f you are currently living at that address, even if you have lived at this address before today) or a future date (if the address you're entering will be where you live in an upcoming term).
If you don't yet know where you'll live during the upcoming term, you may enter your current address to continue with the Pre Enrollment Checklist. Once you have an updated address, please make sure to edit it in the Student Center so the local address is accurate and up to date.
In future terms once an address is on record, click the + sign if you need to enter a new address. Or, if you need to make changes, click on the address. Once you have entered and saved the address, click confirm, and then next in the top right. If there are no changes to the address listed, click confirm then next in the top right.
Troubleshooting Tip: If you follow the guidance above and the "Confirm" button won't activate, you are likely experiencing a browser issue. You can resolve this by opening the PEC in a new private/incognito window or by clearing your browser's cache and cookies. If accessing the PEC on a mobile device or tablet, you may also find success using a desktop or laptop computer instead.
“Address is not verified as deliverable. Unable to save.” Message:
The student information system uses a USPS database to verify address, and occasionally, even a valid address doesn't pass that validation check. Students can't override this, but Office of the Registrar staff can. If you receive this message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your wisc.edu email account and include your campus ID#, the correct address, and address type(s) such as local, home, mailing, etc.
Here you need to read through your FERPA rights and, if you wish, review your FERPA restriction settings. Select Yes to acknowledge your rights and confirm your FERPA restriction settings, then click save, then confirm, then next.
In this step, if you have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) on record, you’ll simply need to click confirm and then next in the top right.
If you do not have an SSN on file, or the SSN is not valid, you will either need to enter your SSN or indicate you do not wish to provide an SSN at this time.
Note: by clicking “here” a new tab will open and will bring you to your UW Personal Profile where you can select the Social Security Number tab to enter your SSN.
Here you need to review and agree to the Terms and Conditions statement, which informs students of the financial responsibilities associated with enrollment for classes at UW-Madison and explains the potential consequences if a student fails to meet those obligations. Once you click ‘I Agree to the Above Statement’ and save at the bottom the Terms and Condition text, then next at the top right.
Note: the ‘next’ option does not appear until you select I Agree and save.
The final task is to click ‘finish” to complete the Checklist. Please note if you do not click ‘finish’, you have not fully completed the Pre Enrollment Checklist and the hold preventing your enrollment will not be lifted.
Congratulations, you have completed the Pre Enrollment Checklist. Your enrollment hold will be automatically lifted so you can enroll in future terms at your appointed time using the Course Search and Enroll App.