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Fall 2009 Dates, Fees, Registration Information

Elementary Conversational Chinese for Professionals I
East Asian Languages and Literature 111
3 credits



September 2, 2009 - December 18, 2009


$948* for Wisconsin residents
$2729* for non-residents
$1172* for Minnesota residents


Enrollment in East Asian 111: Elementary Conversational Chinese for Professionals I is limited in the Fall 2009 to 15 students.

Steps to register

There are five steps to enrolling in this online Chinese course as a University Special Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Step 1:  Reserve a spot in the course
Step 2:  Apply for admission to the UW-Madison as a Special Student before July 31
Step 3:  Activate your NetID and password
Step 4:  Enroll in the course between August 28 – September 2
Step 5:  Pay for the course

Please read the following directions for each step carefully, and contact the appropriate office if you have any questions. 

Step 1:  Reserve a spot in the course

Enrollment for this new online course is limited to 15 students in the Fall 2009.  Contact Language Institute Associate Director Dr. Dianna Murphy as soon as possible to reserve a spot:, (608) 262-1575

Graduates of the UW-Madison Evening MBA or Executive MBA program who contact Dianna Murphy before July 31, 2009 will be given priority for these 15 openings.   

Questions about the course or about reserving a spot in it for the Fall 2009?  Contact Dr. Dianna Murphy, Language Institute.

Step 2:  Apply for admission to the UW-Madison as a University Special Student before August 1

In order to take a class at UW-Madison, you must first be a student. If you are a current student at the UW-Madison, just enroll for the class through MyUW. If you were a Special Student at the UW-Madison during the Spring 2009 or  Summer 2009 term, you might not need to re-apply.  Call the Adult and Student Services Center, (608-263-6960) to check on your status.

Everyone else should follow the steps below.

  1. Complete the University Special Student online application for the  Fall 2009 term.
    The application process takes approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Select UNPS as your classification and list Elementary Conversational Chinese for Business Professionals I for your academic plans (Section 1, Question 4 on the application).
  3. Submit the online application.
  4. You will receive an admission letter in approximately two weeks from the Adult and Student Services Center. 

Save the letter of admission!  You will need the 10-digit Student ID number included at the bottom left-hand corner of the letter to activate your NetID.

Questions about Step 3?  Contact the Adult and Student Services Center, (608) 263-6960.

Step 3: Activate your NetID and Password

Activate your NetID as soon as you receive your 10-digit Student ID.  Previously enrolled UW students may already have completed this step.  If you have an email account that ends in, your NetID is the portion before the @ sign.

To activate your NetID:

  1. Go to My UW.
  2. Click on the Activate your NetID link near the top right of the page.  You will need your 10-digit Student ID and your birthdate.
  3. Write down your NetID and password.  You will need them to enroll.

Trouble activating your NetID?  Forgot your password?  Contact the DoIT Help Desk, (608) 264-4357.

Step 4: Enroll in the course between August 28-September 2

The earliest enrollment date is August 28. You must enroll by September 2 to ensure that you do not receive a $25 late enrollment fee. 

To enroll:

  1. Go to MyUW, the UW-Madison online portal for students.
  2. Input your NetID and password.  Click on Student Center.
  3. Click on Add a Class link.   A new browser window will open.
  4. Select the correct enrollment term from the list (Fall 2009), and click on it. 
  5. Input the five digit class number, 34565, in the Enter Class Nbr box, then click Enter.
  6. A new screen will pop-up showing the class you have selected.
  7. Under the Class Preferences section, you will find the word Units.  Select number of credits (3) for the number of credits or units for this course. 
  8. Click on Next.  A new screen will pop-up stating that you have added the course to your enrollment shopping cart.  The blue box (Fall 2009 Enrollment Shopping Cart) should appear with the course information. 
  9. Click on Proceed to step 2 of 3.  A new screen will pop-up.  Confirm that the course information is correct and then click on Finish Enrolling.
  10. If you were able to successfully add the class, a green check mark should appear on the right side of the box under status.  If you were not successfully able to add the class, a red X will appear under status.  An explanation of the error is to the left of status.  You can click on “Fix Errors” to correct any incorrect information
  11. Verify your schedule by clicking on the My Class Schedule button. 

Trouble with Step 4?  Contact the Enrollment Help Desk, (608) 262-0920, or the Adult and Student Services Center, (608) 263-6960

Step 5:  Pay for the course

To pay your bill:

  1. The Bursar’s Office will send you a bill after you enroll for the course.  Expect the bill within two weeks of enrolling.  The bill will not identify the class for which you are being billed.
  2. Pay the bill by the deadline, or you will be charged a $100 late payment fee.
  3. Check the status of your bill and payment through the Student Center in MyUW.

If you decide not to enroll in this course, you must drop the course or you will be responsible for any fees or charges.

Trouble with Step 5?  Contact the Bursar's Office at (608) 262-3611.







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