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Application Essay

Fall 2021 Application Essays

Here’s your chance to tell your story.

All UW System campuses share one common essay question. You will find this essay within the Holistic Background section of the online application.  Please note that UW-Madison and UW-La Crosse do require an additional essay.

UW System Essay

All campuses use the following essay:

This part is all about you. Tell us about something you’ve done—academically or personally—and what you’ve learned from it. Was it a success or a challenge? Did it represent a turning point in your life? How did this particular moment in your life influence you, and how will it continue to influence you as you pursue your college education?

Additional Essays

A couple of campuses have additional essays.

UW-La Crosse Please respond to the following: How will your life experiences, commitments, and/or characteristics enrich the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse campus community? Tell us why you are interested in attending UW–La Crosse and what aspects of the campus are especially important to you?
UW-Madison Tell us why you would like to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition, please include why you are interested in studying the major(s) you have selected. If you selected undecided, please describe your areas of possible academic interest.