The UW System Board of Regent Freshman Admission Policy provides for a comprehensive, individualized review of applicants. It enables each UW System institution to admit students whose academic preparation, background, and personal experience suggest that they will succeed at the campus, benefit from the educational experience, and contribute to the educational environment.

Academic factors are of primary consideration in the review of freshman applicants for admission. Transcripts and other educational documents identify rigor and quality of college preparatory coursework completed, rank in class, grade point average, ACT/SAT test scores, and trend in grades. Secondary factors considered in the admission process may include, but are not limited to, leadership qualities, community service, special talent, status as a Veteran of the U.S. military, adult student status, socioeconomic disadvantage, and/or applicants from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.

Applicants applying for admission to a University of Wisconsin institution, must submit the University of Wisconsin System Application, official high school transcripts, ACT/SAT test scores (some institutions require test scores directly from the testing agency), and the application fee or request for a waiver of the application fee. Applications are not evaluated for admission until all required documents have been received. Application priority dates and deadlines are established by each UW institution.

UW System institution admission guidelines range from highly competitive admission standards to institutions of access. Visit the UW HELP website for detailed freshman admission guidelines for each UW institution. You may also be interested in reviewing Introduction to the UW System which contains freshman admission information (and much more!). For a print copy of the Introduction the UW System, please contact UW HELP.

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UW System Admission Directors

UW Branch Campuses Admissions
Melissa Perez
Director of Admissions
UW-Eau Claire Admissions
Heather Kretz
UW Flexible Option
Jodi Mergener
Student Services Program Manager
UW-Green Bay Admissions
Jennifer Jones
UW HELP UW-La Crosse Admissions
Corey Sjoquist
UW-Madison Admissions
Andre Phillips
UW-Milwaukee Admissions
Patrick Fay, Interim Director
of Admissions
UW-Oshkosh Admissions
Paul Gedlinske
Director of Admissions
UW-Parkside Admissions
Troy Moldenhauer
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
UW-Platteville Admissions
Heidi Tuescher Gille, Director
of Admissions & Enrollment Services
UW-River Falls Admissions
Sarah Egerstrom
UW-Stevens Point Admissions
Marc Young
Interim Director of Recruitment
UW-Stout Admissions
Joel Helms
Director of Admissions
UW-Superior Admissions
Jeremy Nere
Director of Admissions
UW-Whitewater Admissions
Jackie Briggs
Director of Admissions
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