All in Wisconsin! Together the Universities of Wisconsin provide a place for all Wisconsin high school students to access a world-class public education. The Direct Admit Wisconsin program fundamentally changes how we achieve that goal, all with seamless admission in mind.
The Direct Admit Wisconsin program will launch starting with the Fall 2024 high school senior class. Participating UW universities will proactively admit Wisconsin high school students, who have opted in, based on their high school GPA, academic course work, and graduate from a participating Wisconsin high school. During the first year of the program, the Universities of Wisconsin will solicit participation from select Wisconsin high schools with the goal of opening the program to all Wisconsin high schools in the upcoming years.
How Your Wisconsin High School Can Participate
The Universities of Wisconsin is looking for high schools interested in leading the way and working innovatively and collaboratively with us to create a more seamless and accessible college admissions process. Currently, the Direct Admit Wisconsin program is in its first phase of rollout. During Phase 1, the Universities of Wisconsin will solicit participation from Wisconsin High Schools that are current users of the Infinite Campus or Skyward student information system.
District Administrators received correspondence on November 10th from DPI on behalf of the Universities of Wisconsin on how to opt in and participate. If you would like an overview of the program and requirements for participation, please review the presentations below.
- – Research in Higher Education
- Direct Admissions: Reimagining College Applications to Promote Equity – The Campaign for College Opportunity
- Direct Admissions Spreads, State by State – Inside Higher Ed, 10/16/23
If your high school currently does not use Infinite Campus or Skyward and you are interested in participating in Phase 2 of the rollout, please contact:
Strategic Enrollment and Transfer Specialist
University of Wisconsin System Administration
General questions regarding Direct Admit Wisconsin can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.