Fall 2021 Application Essays
Here’s your chance to tell your story based on specific questions or prompts.
All UW System campuses now share one common essay question. However, some campuses will require an additional second essay.
You will find the shared essay within the Campus Specific (UW-NAME OF CAMPUS) section of the online application. The campuses that will require an additional essay will include it in the campus-specific section as well. See below for the shared application essay and any campus specific additional essays.
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?
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.|