​General Information and Frequently Asked Questions


 

What is considered a half-time or full-time graduate student?

 
During the academic year (Fall and Spring):
 
  • Half-time
    • 6 credits if admitted to a program (i.e. Add-on Cert., MSE, etc.)
    • 5 credits if admitted to MSE program
  • Full-time
    • 12 credits if admitted to a program (i.e. Add-on Cert., MSE, etc.)
    • 9 credits if admitted to MSE program
 
During the Summer semester:
 
  • Half-time
    • 3 credits (regardless of program)
  • Full-time
    • 6 credits (regardless of program)
 

 

How do I activate my UWSP account?

 
If you are new to UWSP or returning after at least one semester off you will need to activate your account. Go to www.uwsp.edu/activate and follow the easy instructions. You will need the following information to activate your account: Your 8-digit UWSP student ID number; your social security number, and your date of birth. If you do not know your UWSP student ID number, please call customer service at 715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472.

During the activation process you will answer a set of identifying questions and create a password for your account. The ID questions will allow you to help yourself if you forget your password or have problems with your account so it is important for you to remember the answers your provide.

Logon IDs consist of the first letter of your first name, the first four letters of your last name and the last three numbers of your student ID number (ex. zsmit123).

If you are a returning student (continuous enrollment) you should be able to logon and reactivate your account using the same ID and password that you set the previous semester.
 

 

I activated my account but forgot my user name and/or password?

 
Your user name is the same as your logon ID which is the first letter of your first name, the first four letters of your last name and the last three numbers of your student ID number. If you do not know your UWSP student ID number, please call customer service at 715-346-3838 or 800-898-9472.
 
 
 
If you are unable to remember your password, you will need to contact the HELP DESK
to have it reset. If you live in the Stevens Point area, the help desk phone number is
715-346-HELP (346-4357).
 
 
 
If you live outside the area or fall into any of the categories listed below, you may call the help desk's toll free number 1-877-TEC-UWSP (1-877-832-8977).
 
 
 
Here are a few examples where using the toll free number may be more useful:
 
  • Students studying overseas with account access problems
  • Students taking D2L classes that live out of the area
  • Faculty teaching D2L course that live out of the area
  • Students that are student teaching or internships
  • Students that go home for breaks
  • Faculty that travel
  • New freshman or parents calling with technology questions
  • Students that are in the area, but are calling from cell phones that have a long distance number
 

 

Do the courses that I want to take count towards my teaching license renewal?

 
Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Web site for more information.  http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/tepdl_home
 

 

I have a teaching license from another state. What do I need to do to receive a Wisconsin teaching license?

 
Please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Web site for more information. http://tepdl.dpi.wi.gov/licensing/out-of-state-pathway