How to Register

  1. Find out when you can register/enroll.
    • Your Registration Appointment is the time and date after which you can register for classes.  You don’t need to make an appointment for that time.
    • Your Registration Appointment is assigned based on your credit status (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.).
    • InstructionsVideo.
  2. Run and print your Academic Advisement Report
    • Also known as a Degree Audit and/or Academic Advisement Report.
    • Your Academic Requirements Report is a summary of how you’re meeting the requirements of your major and UW-Stout’s General Education requirements.  It’s an important document you’ll refer to many times over the course of your college career.
    • InstructionsVideo.
  3. Find the classes you need to take for your major
    • Print a copy of your program plan and, if provided, a 4 year plan (or 8 semester sequence, flow chart), found on your Major’s webpage under the heading “Program Plans and Curriculum”
    • List of majors
  4. Meet with your Advisor prior to registration/enrollment. 


Closed Classes

  • There are several reasons you may not be able to enroll in a class.
  • Prerequisites not met (see below)
  • Closed class – the class is full
  • The section is reserved. 
    • Any section with a number that begins with a 9__ (e.g. SPCOM 100 sec. 930) is reserved for Distance Education students only.  On campus student cannot enroll in those courses.
    • Some sections are reserved for other reasons.  Check the Add’l Notes section for each course.


  • Many classes have prerequisites - courses you need to complete before enrolling in that class.  For example:
    • ENGL 102 requires a C- or better in ENGL 101.  If you receive a D or below in ENGL 101, you will not be allowed to enroll in ENGL 102, but will need to retake ENGL 101.
    • PHYS 241 requires completion of MATH 153 or MATH 156.

Credit load

  • In order to be considered full time, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credits.
    • Enrolling in less than 12 credits could negatively affect financial aid, insurance status, and NCAA eligibility.
  • Maximum credit load for an undergraduate student is 20 credits
    • Students can sign up for only 18 credits.  Once the term begins you can sign up for the additional credits.
  • General Rule: Our programs are at least 120 credits.  In order to graduate in 4 years, you’ll need to enroll in an average of 15-16 credits per semester.
  • Full policy.


  • Schedule Planner – Sign into your Student Center, and the link for Schedule Planner is on the left hand column. Be sure pop-ups from AccessStout  are allowed on your computer.
  • General Education class list  – Use this to see your class options for general education requirements
    • Pay close to attention to the guidelines, e.g. Your Arts & Humanities classes have to be from two different Arts & Humanities subsections
    • Remember to consult your Program Plan
  • Time Grid – Use this time grid to sketch your schedule before trying to enroll in courses.  This helps with time conflicts and prevents unnecessary problems.
  • Math Sequence and Math Flow Chart – Need to progress to MATH 153 but don’t know how?  Use these resources showing the progression of math courses for each major.