We want to make sure your application goes smoothly. The following steps will guide you through the process. If you have a question, call an enrollment adviser at 1-877-895-3276 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help!
Sending us your application materials no later than one month before courses begin ensures the smoothest admission and enrollment process. We may accommodate late applications that are complete up to a week before the semester start. Additionally, we will accept applications up to the first day of the semester, however, admission and enrollment in the program at this point may prove difficult for ensuring a smooth transition into your courses, with no guarantees that you will be able to enroll in courses that same semester.
Starting your application early will help ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts), transfer credits, apply for financial aid, and complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.
See our Course Schedule page for course start dates.
- Approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
- Prerequisite coursework in five courses: college algebra, introductory biology, general chemistry, statistics, and speech/introduction to communications; UW campus equivalents or other college/university equivalents may be substituted
- Official college transcripts
How to Apply
While you are free to apply on your own, we do have enrollment advisors on staff to assist you in the process. They can answer your questions, talk with you about your career goals, and help you ensure that this program is a good choice for you.
Step 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required for most degree-seeking students applying to a UW System institution. That fee is not required, however, if the last institution that you attended was a two-year UW Colleges campus. The fee is required if you are transferring between UW System four-year campuses or if you have never attended a UW System campus.
Step 3. Contact your home campus admissions office to find out if you need to submit official transcripts from postsecondary institution(s) you’ve attended. If you do, request that the institution(s) send official transcripts directly to the home campus to which you are applying. If you earned a GED/HSED, an official copy of the qualifying scores must also be submitted from the testing agency. If you have an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent coursework, the ACT or SAT is not required.
Formal admission to the program will be determined by the campus to which you apply.
Financial Aid Options
Financial aid is available to students who qualify. See our Tuition and Financial Aid page for details.
Questions? We’re Here to Help
Our enrollment advisers are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or by appointment.