Admissions

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS

We’re excited you’re considering the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and we can’t wait to learn more about you and your personal and professional goals.


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How to Apply to UW-Whitewater

Ready to apply to UW-Whitewater? As you begin the application process, your dedicated admissions counselor is here to help you with any questions along the way.

First step

Complete the online application

You will also need to submit:

  • $25 application fee or applicable fee waiver
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • Your ACT/SAT scores (optional)
    • ACT Code: 4684
    • SAT Code: 1921

What to expect next

After you submit your application, you’ll receive an email with information about setting up an account for our student information system, WINS. You can track your college application progress, such as what documents still might be needed.

What We’re Looking for in a Warhawk

At UW-Whitewater, you’re more than a test score and GPA; we review freshman applications from many angles, including personal characteristics that would contribute to the strengths and diversity of our campus community.

Non-academic factors we consider might include:

  • Leadership experience
  • Community service
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Special talents

The most competitive freshman applications typically include positive factors that are both academic and non-academic in nature.

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Academic preparation is an important part of an admission decision.

The following list identifies the minimum course requirements necessary for admission consideration. The most competitive candidates for admission to UW-Whitewater typically surpass these unit requirement totals.

  • English: 4 units
  • Math (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 or equivalent): 3 units
  • Natural Science: 3 units
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Academic Electives: 4 units
    • Typical electives include a combination of extra courses in the above subjects, arts, music, computer science, foreign language or business

We encourage you to apply to UW-Whitewater as early as possible. Although we accept students on a rolling basis, it’s possible we’ll close applications once we’ve reached our capacity for admitted freshmen.

Our freshman application deadlines are:

  • Fall Semester: May 1
    • Apply by Feb. 1 to be considered for academic scholarships
  • Spring Semester: December 1

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