If you are enrolled in a competency set(s) offered through an institution other than your home institution from which you will earn your degree (for example, UW-Milwaukee students enrolled in a competency set offered through UW Colleges), you are considered a dually enrolled student. If you are or plan to be a dually enrolled student, please familiarize yourself with the information on this web page.
When you enroll in competency sets through multiple UW institutions through UW Flexible Option, you may need to access multiple systems to register, complete your competency set(s), and check your grades. You will also have an email address from each institution through which you are enrolled in competency sets. You must check each email address regularly for important information.
For UW-Milwaukee students who are also enrolled in UW Colleges competency sets:
If you’re enrolled in a…
|UW Colleges Competency Set||UW Milwaukee Competency Set|
|You will register and view your UW Colleges final grades in: PRISM||You will register and view UW-Milwaukee final grades in: PAWS|
|You will access your UW Colleges competency set through: UW Colleges D2L||You will access your UW-Milwaukee competency set through: UW Milwaukee D2L|
|You will have a UW Colleges email address and you must check it regularly. Or, forward your UW Colleges email to your UW-Milwaukee email.||You will have a UW-Milwaukee email address and must check it regularly regardless of if you are only actively enrolled in a competency set through UW-Colleges|
|You will always pay your tuition through your UW-Milwaukee PAWS account||You will always pay your tuition through your UW-Milwaukee PAWS account|
UW Colleges Registration Information
While enrolled in a UW Colleges competency set(s), you will need check your UW Colleges email account. If your professor reaches out to you, they will do so through your UW Colleges email. It is important that you still continue to check your UW-Milwaukee email address even if you are not actively enrolled in a UW-Milwaukee competency set. You may want to consider forwarding your UW Colleges email to your UWM email.
Accessing Your Competency Sets
Accessing your UW Colleges competency sets requires you to login to UWC D2L. If you’re enrolled in both a UW Colleges and a UW-Milwaukee competency set, you’ll be logging into both UW Colleges D2L and UW-Milwaukee D2L, respectively.
Final competency set grades are posted approximately one week after the last day of each subscription period. Your final UW Colleges grades will be posted in PRISM and your final UW-Milwaukee grades will be posted in PAWS. Grades posted in Desire2Learn (D2L) are not considered official, final grades.
Although you are registering for a competency set(s) through UW Colleges, you will continue to pay your tuition through PAWS, even if you have one of the following:
- An account balance in PRISM
- Are not actively enrolled in a UW-Milwaukee competency set
For information on how to make a payment online for UW-Milwaukee, visit the payments web page.
Special note: You will see a “Exmural” placeholder in your PAWS Student Center that represents the number of competency you intend to take through the UW Colleges. For billing purposes, the Exmural placeholder indicates that you are taking a competency set(s) through an institution outside of UW-Milwaukee.
Some UW Colleges competency sets contain proctored assessments. You can learn more about proctoring by visiting the Proctoring Process Overview web page.
All students participating in UW Colleges competency sets are expected to follow UW College’s Academic Policies.