What is UW HELP?
A trusted source of University of Wisconsin information for more than 40 years, the UW Higher Education Location Program (UW HELP) is the front door to the UW System and all 26 of its campuses. The program helps students of all ages and backgrounds find UW System campuses that meet their needs. It also provides guidance as they prepare for college and connects them to UW System schools for a lifetime.
Why is UW HELP offering this service?
Part of UW HELP’s work is educating students about the various opportunities across the UW System. By reaching out to students who only applied to one campus with an opportunity to explore others, we hope to improve their access to higher education within Wisconsin.
How long are the individual advising sessions?
Though their length may vary, individual advising session should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Do I have to fill out another application form?
No. With your permission, UW HELP will facilitate the secure transfer of your application form and supporting documents to additional UW campuses as appropriate.
Do I have to pay additional application fees?
No. There are no fees associated with having your application referred to or reviewed by other UW System campuses.
Am I guaranteed a referral to another UW System campus?
No. While we are committed to helping every student determine where they may fit within the UW System, it is possible that some students may have better opportunities outside of the System.
If I receive a referral, am I guaranteed admission to that institution?
No. However, advisors are highly trained to assess fit in multiple ways prior to making any referrals. We will work closely with campuses to ensure that referrals come with a high likelihood of success in the admissions process.
How long will it take to receive a decision from the institution(s) after a referral?
Decision timing between institutions may vary, but we will work with campuses to avoid delays in referral application processing.
If I’m accepted to a UW System campus as a result of the referral program, am I obligated to attend that UW System campus?
No. Participation in the referral program and subsequent acceptance of any admission offer(s) received is completely voluntary.
Who do I contact if I have additional question?
You may contact the UW HELP Office at 800-442-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.