The 4-H enrollment year begins annually on September 1st and ends on August 31st. Youth must be enrolled and in active status by March 1st to be eligible for participation in competitive events (inc. Fair, Softball, Dog Show, etc.). Enrollment expires on August 31st, and must be re-enrolled each year starting September 1st. Enrollment is open for new families all year round for youth and adult volunteers.
You’ve probably heard the term “4HOnline” a lot when it comes to enrollment. 4HOnline is an online registration database that the State of Wisconsin and counties use to track 4-H youth members, volunteers, and families. Enrollment for the 4-H year is done in this online system. It is also where you will register for certain events you want to attend throughout the year.
No Computer? No problem!
If you do not have access to a computer or Internet at home, fear not! The UW-Extension office is happy to host you and provide you computer access for the purpose of enrolling/re-enrolling in 4HOnline. Just call the office at 608-785-9593 or email LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org at least 2 days in advance so 4-H staff can be ready to help you. In addition, local libraries offer free computer use to cardholders – a great alternative if you are unable to make it down to the office.
The 4HOnline system only allows 1 account per family. That account uses one person’s email address to log in as a family. Once you login, each member in your family will have an individual profile. These profiles can be updated and changed independently from one another as necessary. So, if you are a family that already has a login to 4HOnline, but want to add the newest member of your family, you DO NOT need to create another login, just another profile. You can make as many member profiles as you need under your family login.
I Forgot My Password!
The username for your 4HOnline profile will be the email address of whoever created your family account. If you attempt to login to your family account too many times unsuccessfully, you will be locked out. The UW-Extension office can reset your password for you if that happens or if you forgot your password. The office will send you a temporary password that will allows to login and pick a new password for yourself. If you are still having troubles, give us another call (608-785-9593)! We would much rather you contact us with technology troubles than wait too long and miss a deadline. Trust us, it’s no bother at all!
How do I know what Projects to sign up for?
Visit the Projects Page to learn about what Projects to choose, how to enroll in them through your 4HOnline profile, and more!
Where do I sign up for Fair?
You don’t – not in 4HOnline, anyways. It is a common misconception that since most registrations are done through 4HOnline, Fair entries are too. Actually, Fair entries are done through a different website, one that requires you to create a new login each summer to register. Your 4HOnline login will not work for the Fair registration site. These are two separate entities. Fair exhibitors should visit the La Crosse Interstate Fair website in June to register for Fair.
“How-To” Instruction Sheets
- NEW Family Enrollment Instructions
- RETURNING Family Re-Enrollment Instructions
- Registering for an Event in 4HOnline
- Mandated Reporter Training Instructions (only for 4-H adult volunteers)
- Adding or Changing a Project in 4HOnline