Validate your Courses
You should be able to enroll in any business course except those in the restricted list above. You are also welcome to enroll in courses outside the business school if you meet the prerequisites. However, there may be certain cases in which you are prevented from enrolling online.To check for potential enrollment issues, add all courses to your Wish List and then validate your courses. Validating your courses will alert you to any potential problems prior to enrollment. Here is a helpful tutorial that describes the wishlist and validation process.
If you are prevented from enrolling in business or non-business courses, complete the Exchange Student Course Permissions Survey to enlist the assistance of the International Programs office. We will then email you with the department’s response and special instructions for enrolling.
If a course has filled, follow the instructions in your Student Center for adding yourself to the course wait list. Be sure to check your UW-Madison email account daily for notice of permission to enroll. You must enroll within 48 hours of being offered a spot in the course, or you will lose your place.
Upper-level courses have prerequisites you must satisfy in order to enroll. We will check your transcript to confirm that you satisfy all prerequisites. If you do not, you will be instructed to cancel your enrollment.
Please remember we can never guarantee that a course you need will be available to you; be prepared to be flexible with your course choices.
If you have any questions at all about this process, please contact the International Programs Coordinator for assistance.