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Below are the minimum requirements for admission to any Universities of Wisconsin university. Select your UW below to find out the specific requirements for admission. Remember, these are just the minimum requirements. It may be helpful to go beyond to best prepare for admission.

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UW-Eau Claire

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Academic preparation and success are the primary considerations for admission and include high school class rank, GPA, trends in grades, senior year courses, test scores, and course rigor. Nonacademic factors are also considered and include leadership, special achievements, service, diversity in personal background, and experience.

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.42-3.91

Application Dates

Submit an application and all required documents for fall admission no later than February 1 for priority consideration.

Enrollment Deposit

A $100 refundable enrollment deposit is required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least three credits of composition and literature
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra
3 Natural Science: lab sciences are encouraged but not required
3 Social Science/History: required one unit of world or American history
4 Electives: in any above areas as well as world language, art, music, speech, computer science and other academic areas

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Offers open admission and is committed to providing access to quality higher education.

Application Dates

Submit an application and all required documents for fall admission no later than August 1 for priority consideration.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: one credit of algebra, 1 credit of geometry; statistics can count as a third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

UW-Green Bay

Freshman Admission Guidelines

All applicants receive a comprehensive review, considering all factors that influence a student’s skills, motivation, and readiness to learn. We value the academic achievements, activities, involvement, and the hardships or successes that students disclose.

Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged for students who may be close to meeting the profile of an admitted student or have unique circumstances that impacted their academic performance.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be processed as long as space is available. Early application is encouraged.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least three credits of Composition, Literature, and Rhetoric
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra and geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II); statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

NOTE: Please note that these are minimum standards. Most incoming freshmen exceed these minimums by a significant amount. Rigor is an important factor in the admission decision, and applicants who exceed these minimums will have an advantage in the admission process.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus are campuses of access.

 

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be processed as long as space is available. Early application is encouraged.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least three credits of Composition, Literature, and Rhetoric
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra and geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II); statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

NOTE: Please note that these are minimum standards. Most incoming freshmen exceed these minimums by a significant amount. Rigor is an important factor in the admission decision, and applicants who exceed these minimums will have an advantage in the admission process.

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus are campuses of access.

 

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be processed as long as space is available. Early application is encouraged.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least 3 units of Composition, Literature, and Rhetoric
3 Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, and other mathematics courses with Algebra and Geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

NOTE: Please note that these are minimum standards. Most incoming freshmen exceed these minimums by a significant amount. Rigor is an important factor in the admission decision, and applicants who exceed these minimums will have an advantage in the admission process.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus are campuses of access.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be processed as long as space is available. Early application is encouraged.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least three credits of Composition, Literature, and Rhetoric
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra and geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II); statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

NOTE: Please note that these are minimum standards. Most incoming freshmen exceed these minimums by a significant amount. Rigor is an important factor in the admission decision, and applicants who exceed these minimums will have an advantage in the admission process.

UW-La Crosse

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Academic preparation is the primary criterion used in the review process. We also consider nonacademic factors (examples: extracurricular involvement, special talent, personal essay, recommendations and/or adding a diverse dimension to our campus community).

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. They are the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA

3.46-3.87

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. All complete applications received by February 1 will receive full consideration. Applications received or completed after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Enrollment Deposit

A $100 refundable enrollment deposit is required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra.
3 Natural Science: t least 2 years from biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or advanced courses in these disciplines
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from above areas, world language, fine arts, computer sciences, other academic areas

Applicants are encouraged to select courses beyond the minimum. Students completing rigorous courses, including senior year, will be stronger candidates for admission.

Prep Credits of Average Applicant (19-22)
Credits Subjects
4 English
4 Mathematics
4 Natural Science
4 Social Science/History
2 Electives
3 World Language

UW-Madison

Freshman Admission Guidelines

We have a holistic, competitive, and selective admission process that first considers the academic record, including the rigor of courses such as AP or IB, and overall performance. Essays, standardized test scores, one required letter of recommendation from an academic source, and consistent involvement in activities in or outside of school are also considered.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE

FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA

3.8–4.0 (unweighted academic)

Class rank

85th–97th percentile

Application Dates

First-Year Deadlines and Notifications

Spring Regular Decision Deadline: October 1
Notification: On or before December 31

Fall Early Action Deadline: November 1
Notification: On or before January 31

Fall Regular Decision Deadline: January 15
Notification: On or before March 31

Enrollment Deposit

A $200 refundable enrollment deposit is required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

The high school record should demonstrate both rigor and breadth in the types of coursework pursued. A competitive academic record should show challenging, rigorous coursework, such as AP, honors, or IB courses, in as many areas as possible, while maintaining a strong GPA.

Specific Credit Requirements
Units Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: including at least one year each of algebra, geometry, and advanced math with algebra or geometry prerequisites. Courses that will not fulfill the math requirement include statistics, business math, and computer classes.
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives. Taking two years of the same world language in high school is highly recommended as this can fulfill the world language requirement for students at UW–Madison.
17 Total Units

UW-Milwaukee

Freshman Admission Guidelines

For many programs, new freshmen are likely to be admitted if they have appropriate high school preparation and rank in the top 50% of their class. BA students Architecture, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Nursing require stronger academic preparation. Students applying to one of these programs will be required to select an additional alternate major (this alternate can’t be one of the selective majors listed here).

In addition to academic preparation, factors like leadership, motivation, and maturity, as addressed in your personal essay and/or recommendations, are reviewed and considered. UWM provides broad access to individuals and encourages all interested students to apply.

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.06–3.78

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Priority deadline is March 1. We will continue to accept and process applications and related materials after that date as space and resources allow.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: including three years of literature and/or composition for bachelors-degree seeker
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and higher for bachelors-degree seeker. Statistics can count as a third year of math for admission. CEAS* recommends four credits.
3 Natural Science: at least one credit of lab science for bachelors-degree seeker, CEAS recommends at least 1 credit of chemistry and physics. Nursing: at least one credit of chemistry recommended
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: including at least two years of world language, speech/communication or other academic
areas

*CEAS – College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

UW-Milwaukee at Washington County

Freshman Admission Guidelines

For many programs, new freshmen are likely to be admitted if they have appropriate high school preparation and rank in the top 50% of their class.

In addition to academic preparation, factors like leadership, motivation, and maturity, as addressed in your personal essay and/or recommendations, are reviewed and considered. UWM at Washington County provides broad access to individuals and encourages all interested students to apply.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Priority deadline is August 15, 2024.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: (for BA seeking students, include three credits of literature and/or composition)
3 Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, and higher for BA seekers. CEAS* recommends four credits.
3 Natural Science: BA students – at least 1 credit of lab science, CEAS: at least 1 credit of Chemistry, Physics also recommended. Nursing: at least 1 credit of Chemistry
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: At least 2 from above areas, foreign language, speech/communication or other academic areas

*CEAS – College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Foreign language is not required but is strongly recommended. Foreign language credits earned in high school help satisfy UW-Milwaukee’s foreign language requirement for graduation.

UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha

Freshman Admission Guidelines

For many programs, new freshmen are likely to be admitted if they have appropriate high school preparation and rank in the top 50% of their class.

In addition to academic preparation, factors like leadership, motivation, and maturity, as addressed in your personal essay and/or recommendations, are reviewed and considered. UWM at Waukesha provides broad access to individuals and encourages all interested students to apply.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Priority deadline is August 15, 2024.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: (for BA seeking students, include three credits of literature and/or composition)
3 Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, and higher for BA seekers. CEAS* recommends four credits.
3 Natural Science: BA students – at least 1 credit of lab science, CEAS: at least 1 credit of Chemistry, Physics also recommended. Nursing: at least 1 credit of Chemistry
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: At least 2 from above areas, foreign language, speech/communication or other academic areas

*CEAS – College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Foreign language is not required but is strongly recommended. Foreign language credits earned in high school help satisfy UW-Milwaukee’s foreign language requirement for graduation.

UW-Oshkosh

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Academic preparation is the primary criterion used in the review process. We also consider non-academic factors (examples: leadership experience, volunteerism, community service, diversity of personal background, and work experience).

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 2.90-3.68

Application Dates

Apply early. Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Students who apply early have the first options for class registration dates, housing, and course selection.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least 3 units of composition and literature
3 Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, and an additional upper-level math course with Algebra I and Geometry prerequisites
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, art, music, computer science, and additional courses from areas above

Most admitted students have completed additional college preparatory units in math or science. Applicants who meet the minimum credit requirements are given consideration for admission; however, admission is not automatic or guaranteed.

UW-Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and UW O Fox Cities are campuses of access.

Application Dates

Apply early. Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Students who apply early have the first options for class registration dates, housing, and course selection.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least 3 units of composition and literature
3 Mathematics: Algebra 1 and Geometry
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from foreign language, art, music, computer science and additional courses from the areas above

Most admitted students have completed additional college preparatory units in math or science. Applicants who meet the minimum credit requirements are given consideration for admission; however, admission is not automatic or guaranteed.

UW-Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UWO Fond du Lac and UWO Fox Cities are campuses of access.

Application Dates

Apply early. Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Students who apply early have the first options for class registration dates, housing, and course selection.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least 3 credits of composition and literature
3 Mathematics: Algebra 1 and Geometry; statistics can count as a third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, art, music, computer science and additional courses from the areas above

Most admitted students have completed additional college preparatory units in math or science. Applicants who meet the minimum credit requirements are given consideration for admission; however, admission is not automatic or guaranteed.

UW-Parkside

Freshman Admission Guidelines

All applications receive a comprehensive review. Academic preparation is primarily used in the review process. Other factors considered are stronger academic performance later in high school, demonstrated leadership skills in school or community, personal essay, and recommendations.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 2.95-3.65

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Students who apply early have better opportunities for housing, scholarships, and course selection.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: including 3 credits of composition and/or literature
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and higher; statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science: including at least one credit of lab science.
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from the above areas, world language, fine arts, computer science, and other academic areas

Academic preparation is an important part of the admission decision. To be best prepared for college, applicants are encouraged to exceed the minimum credit requirements for admission.

UW-Platteville

Freshman Admission Guidelines

All applications receive a comprehensive review. Academic preparation is primarily used in the review process. Other factors considered are stronger academic performance later in high school, demonstrated leadership skills in school or community, personal essay, and recommendations.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.17-3.85

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and higher (with algebra and geometry as prerequisites); statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural science: two credits must include lab experiences
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from above areas, world language, fine arts, computer science or courses in vocational areas

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is a campus of access.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications will be processed as long as space is available. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: one credit of algebra, one credit of geometry; statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from above areas, world language, fine arts, computer science or courses in vocational areas

UW-River Falls

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Applications are given a comprehensive review. Both academic and non-academic factors (examples: leadership, community service, creativity) are considered in the admission decision.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE

FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.25-3.80

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: including 3 credits of literature and composition
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra; statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science: biology, chemistry, or physics are preferred
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from the above areas, world language, fine arts, computer sciences, and other academic areas

Academic preparation, specifically the strength of high school coursework, is an important part of the admission decision. Applicants are encouraged to exceed the minimum credit requirements for admission.

UW-Stevens Point

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Academic preparation (class rank, the rigor of coursework, cumulative and academic GPA, and a trend in grades) is the primary criterion used in the review process. We also consider non-academic factors (examples: leadership, accomplishments, and diversity in background and experience).

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA

2.6-3.1

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Apply and be accepted before the freshman class total is reached for fall admission. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and higher; statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from above areas or world language, fine arts, or computer science (excluding keyboarding), 2 chosen from above areas and other academic, technical, and career areas (excluding cooperative education)

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield is a campus of access.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged. Applications are processed as long as space is available.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: one credit of algebra, one credit of geometry; statistics can count as a third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from a world language, fine arts, computer science, and other academic areas

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

Freshman Admission Guidelines

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau is a campus of access.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged. Applications are processed as long as space is available.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: one credit of algebra, one credit of geometry; statistics can count as a third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

UW-Stout

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Academic preparation and success are the primary factors considered for admissions to the university. Admission will be based on multiple criteria including academic rigor, academic GPA, a trend in grades, and rank in class. We also consider nonacademic factors such as leadership, volunteerism, personal statement, letters of recommendation, honors and awards, socio-economic background, extracurricular activities, diversity of personal background, and work experience.

A select number of majors are competitive and require further academic achievement. To see a list of these majors go to UW Stout Admissions Criteria

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.02-3.75

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: emphasizing literature, composition, rhetoric, and speech
3 Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II (Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3); a fourth year is strongly encouraged for majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Sciences: typically physical science, biology, and chemistry; physics is strongly encouraged for majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from the areas above or world language, business, family/consumer education, art and design, computer application/programming, and other academic areas

UW-Superior

Freshman Admission Guidelines

New freshman applications are reviewed on multiple criteria including high school curriculum, cumulative GPA, and class rank. Nonacademic factors that are also considered include leadership, community service, unique talents, and contribution to the diversity of the university.

New freshmen are likely to be admitted if they rank in the top 50% of their class.

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the middle 50% range, so 25% of admitted freshmen are above this range and 25% are below.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA 3.93-3.78

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Students who apply early have better opportunities for course selection and scholarships, if eligible.

Enrollment Deposit

A $100 refundable enrollment deposit is required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English: at least 3 units of composition, literature, and rhetoric
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra and geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II); statistics can count as third year of math for admission
3 Natural Science
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: chosen from world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

UW-Whitewater

Freshman Admission Guidelines

A comprehensive review is conducted for admission purposes. An upward trend in grades and strong academic rigor in course selection can impact admission decisions favorably. UW-Whitewater also considers non-academic factors such as involvement, service and leadership, honors, work experience, and essay.

The following is a general profile of our admitted freshmen. Numbers reflect the average of admitted freshmen.

ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE FOR THE MIDDLE 50%:

GPA

3.0-3.6

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Enrollment Deposit

A $100 refundable enrollment deposit is required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra and geometry prerequisites (preferably fitting the college preparatory math sequence of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)
3 Natural Science: biology, chemistry, or physics are preferred
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: two chosen from above areas, world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Freshman Admission Guidelines

Start here and create a path to your education goal. Submit your completed application and high school transcript/GED for admission review.

Application Dates

Students may begin submitting applications on August 1. Admission is rolling and will remain open until the class is filled.

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit is not required.

College Preparatory Credit Requirement

Specific Credit Requirements (Recommended)
Credits Subjects
4 English
3 Mathematics: algebra and geometry
3 Natural Science: biology, chemistry or physics are preferred
3 Social Science/History
4 Electives: two credits chosen from above areas, world language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas

Minimum admission requirements for the Universities of Wisconsin

College preparatory or a “college prep” program is made up of four core studies: English, math, social studies/history, and natural science. These are the foundation of your success in college.
Now, all Universities of Wisconsin universities require you to complete at least 13 credits in the core subjects, plus four credits in subjects you choose (foreign language, art, music, computer science, etc.). Technical and career courses may also be accepted for a portion of your elective credits.

360° Admissions policy

All parts of your application are considered during the review process. While there’s an emphasis put on academics, our campuses understand there’s more to you than just grades and test scores. They look at how your academics are interconnected with other aspects like work experience and leadership qualities. This allows for a more comprehensive review of your application.

Academic factors

  • Quality of high school coursework
  • Class rank
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

Other factors considered

  • Work experience
  • Leadership qualities
  • Motivation, creativity, resourcefulness, etc.
  • Community service
  • Special talents
  • Status as a nontraditional or returning adult student
  • Status as a veteran of the U.S. military
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged
Prepare for College English
For example, the study of the English language and literature. Courses include Freshman English, composition, literature, rhetoric, and others. Most regular and advanced courses are accepted.
Prepare for College Math
For example, the study of mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and other mathematics courses with algebra or geometry prerequisites.
Prepare for College Natural Science
For example, the study of the theory and practice of natural sciences, including ecology, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, geology, and others. Courses often include a lab.
Prepare for College Social Science
For example, the study of culture, history, political science, economics, sociology, and psychology, including world studies, United States history, economics, civics, and others.
Prepare for College Electives
Classes in your personal interests, including world languages, fine arts, computer science, and other areas.