How to Enroll in Classes
If you are new to the University, you will not be able to activate your Net ID to access the “My UW-Madison” portal (required for enrollment) until you receive this enrollment invitation. Please see section below regarding activating your Net ID.
Sometime before August, you will receive an enrollment invitation from the Registrar. This invitation will include an enrollment appointment time which will likely be no earlier than July (it will probably be earlier if you are a re-entry or a current graduate student). All new Population Health students have a hold on their records, and cannot register for classes until they have discussed course choices with their advisor and have activated their Net ID (see next paragraph). For new students, your advisor was listed on your admission notification letter from our department. Holds on records will only be released once the signed Course Advising Form is received in the Graduate Program Office or the entire email exchange between you and your academic advisor is sent to Quinn Fullenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send the email correspondence, you must also turn in the Course Advising Form as soon as possible. Students will be notified via email when holds are released.
Activating Your “My UW-Madison” Net ID
If you are new to the University, you will need to activate your Net ID to use the “My UW-Madison” portal which is required for course registration. You should activate your Net ID and free email account once you receive an enrollment invitation from the Registrar (please see next section). The university will use your campus email account to notify you of all important university business.
Once you receive your enrollment invitation, you can activate your Net ID by going to My UW, choosing the “Activate your Net ID” link, and following the instructions. You will then receive your Net ID and campus email address. Visit DoIT's website for more information on activating your Net ID and campus email account.
All Population Health graduate students have holds on their enrollment each semester to ensure they receive advice from their academic advisor before they choose courses. Holds on records will only be released once the signed Course Advising Form is received in the Graduate Program Office or the entire email exchange between you and your academic advisor is sent to Quinn Fullenkamp at email@example.com. If you send the email correspondence, you must also turn in the Course Advising Form as soon as possible. Students will be notified via email when holds are released.
Once you have been advised by your academic advisor regarding your course selections, please turn in a signed copy of the “Course Advising Form” to Quinn Fullenkamp at WARF 740 OR forward the entire email exchange between you and your academic advisor to Quinn Fullenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to take a 699 Independent Reading course, or a 990 Independent Research course, you must fill out a “PHS 699/990 Authorization Form”. This form must include a signature of the course director. 699 course forms must include a description of the course scope and goals.
Full-time graduate students take between 8-12 credits a semester. You can find course descriptions and syllabi in the "Courses and Syllabi" section.
How to Enroll
The Registrar's Office has provided an entire series of demos and tutorials to assist you with all your enrollment needs. The tutorials include such topics as adding a class, course change requests, and enrollment verification. The Registrar has also provided student with a new class schedule planner section in each MyUW account, and there is an excellent demo on this system to assist you as you build your schedule of classes. Please visit The Office of the Registrar for assistance with all your enrollment questions and concerns.
Course Waivers and Credit Transfers
If you believe you should not have to take a required course because of previous coursework OR if you believe you should be able to count previous credits as electives toward your degree in Population Health, please discuss this with your academic advisor. Your advisor will make a recommendation regarding your request. Please keep in mind that waivers or transfer credits will only be considered for GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES TAKEN AS A GRADUATE STUDENT.
If your advisor recommends that you waive or transfer coursework from another institution, you are asked to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Kathy Rutlin (email@example.com) via email. You should explain your request, the rationale for your request and attach a syllabus from your previous course(s). The Graduate Program Director and Program Coordinator will review your request and then contact you.
IMPORTANT: The MS/PhD Graduate Program can waive/transfer a maximum of 12 graduate level credits in coursework taken as a graduate student before beginning your degree.