Dual enrollment, or concurrent enrollment, is the practice of allowing a student to be enrolled in two academic institutions at once. Through the UW Flexible Option program, you are considered dually enrolled if you are enrolled at an institution other than your home institution from which you will earn your degree. For example, students pursuing a Business Administration degree at UW-Parkside may be dually enrolled in general education courses offered through UW-Milwaukee.
As a dually enrolled student, you will pay your tuition through one institution, but you will use multiple systems to register, access coursework, and view final grades. You will also have an email address from each institution, so make sure to check each email regularly for important information or forward your email to one account.
For UW-Parkside students dually enrolled at UW-Milwaukee:
|Register for courses in SOLAR
See Parkside Registration Instructions
|Register for courses in PAWS
See Milwaukee Registration Instructions
|Access Parkside Canvas Account using your Parkside username and password
|Access Milwaukee Canvas Account using your Milwaukee username and password
|View final grades in SOLAR
|View final grades in PAWS
|Check your Parkside email regularly
|Check your Milwaukee email regularly or forward the email to your Parkside account
|Pay tuition through your
UW-Parkside SOLAR account
|Always pay tuition through your
UW-Parkside SOLAR account
Dual Enrollment Reminders
- Campus Email
While enrolled in a UW-Milwaukee course, you should check your UW-Milwaukee email account. If your professor reaches out to you, they will do so through your UW-Milwaukee email. You may want to consider forwarding your UW-Milwaukee email to your UW-Parkside email.
- Accessing Courses in Canvas
Login to UW-Milwaukee Canvas to access your UW-Milwaukee course(s). If you’re enrolled at both UW-Milwaukee and at UW-Parkside, you will have a UW-Milwaukee Canvas account and a UW-Parkside Canvas account, respectively. Here are some helpful instructions for accessing both instances of Canvas.
- Final Grades
Final courses are posted approximately one week after the last day of each subscription period. Your final UW-Parkside grades will be posted in SOLAR and your final UW-Milwaukee grades will be posted in PAWS. Grades posted in Canvas are not considered official, final grades.
- Tuition Payment
Although you are registering for a course through UW-Milwaukee, you will continue to pay your tuition through SOLAR (UW-Parkside). You will always pay your tuition through the home institution from which you will earn your degree, even if you (1) are not actively enrolled in any courses at UW-Parkside or (2) you have an account balance showing in PAWS (UW-Milwaukee). For information on how to make a payment online for UW-Parkside, visit the payments web page.
Note: You will see a placeholder course enrollment in your SOLAR Student Center that represents the number of credits you intend to take through UW-Milwaukee. For billing purposes, the placeholder indicates that you are taking a course through UW-Milwaukee.
Some UW-Milwaukee courses contain proctored assessments. You can learn more about proctoring by visiting the Proctoring Process Overview web page.
- Academic Policies
All students participating in UW-Milwaukee courses are expected to follow UW-Milwaukee’s Academic Policies. Note that your UW-Milwaukee academic standing does not impact your academic standing at UW-Parkside. There are some key differences in course grading between the institutions, as shown in this table:
|MD, M, PR, or F.
|A, B, C, F, W, or PR.
|Minimum Progress Required for a PR Grade
|Must just establish attendance (FCC, or a single assessment) to be PR eligible
|Varies by course. Check your course orientation in Canvas to determine the requisite level of progress required for PR eligibility.
|Course Attempts Allowed
|4 total attempts allowed.
|2 total attempts are allowed (1 initial enrollment, 1 re-enrollment).