Getting Started

      Getting Started

      Getting into UW-Whitewater

      Tour the Campus

      We offer a campus tour option for adult and nontraditional students. This tour is structured with the adult student in mind. The tours are usually scheduled weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm but other times can be arranged. If you are age 23 or older, or a non-traditional student, please email your preferred tour day and time to to register.

      How to Apply to UW-Whitewater

      To be considered for admission, you must submit a University of Wisconsin System Application for Undergraduate Admission. To help with this process please review the Special Terms - Admissions section (in the sidebar) before accessing the application website.

      You can apply online at

      For additional information consult Dave Hahn Assistant Director of Admissions - Adult, Online, and Veteran Coordinator at or by telephone at 262-472-3157. Visit the Admissions Website | Download the Admissions Checklist

      Important Dates

      Apply for admission by May 1st and be admitted by August 1st to enroll in fall semester. Apply for admission by December 1st and be admitted by January 15th to enroll in spring semester.

      Priority Consideration Date for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is March 1st Applications submitted after this date may be too late for many aid programs including Work Study, Perkins Loan, and Non-Resident Grant. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      You've been admitted ...What's Next?

      • Advising and Registration
      • Sign up for Placement Testing Note: If you have not completed college level English and/or Math courses or taken the ACT or SAT test, contact our Testing office at 262-472-5613 to register for placement testing.
      • Pay $100 enrollment fee
      • Apply for financial aid

      We look forward to having you as an adult student on our campus!

      Do I Need to Take College Placement Tests?

      If you have not completed college level English and/or Math courses or taken the ACT or SAT test, you are required to take a college placement test. Placement tests are given in English, Mathematics, Arithmetic Skills, and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, and German). The purpose of the placement tests is to provide the University with information to place students at the correct level of the students program.

      For more information contact our Testing office.

      Gain an overview of the test content and a sample practice test: Math | English

      Financial Aid

      If you need help paying for college financial aid is available. Financial aid provides money to help you meet your college expenses. For comprehensive Financial Aid information please visit our website.

      * UW-Whitewater school code is 003926.


      Your success in finding free money is only limited to your willingness to "do your homework" and fill out as many application forms as you qualify for.

      * If you will be working while going to school, have a conversation with your boss to discuss a flexible work schedule to accommodate your classes and possible employer tuition reimbursement options.

      Veteran Benefits

      Veterans, reservists, National Guard members and dependents of veterans may be eligible to receive benefits for college. The Registrar's Office is the certifying office for veteran's benefits at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Please contact Jan Nordin, Veteran's Coordinator and she can assist you in the initial setup and proper submission of appropriate documentation. Visit the Registrar's Site

      Is Child Care Available?

      Yes, there are many options for child care both on campus and off. Visit our Students Who Are Parents resources page to find out more.

      Choosing Your Major

      Career Counseling

      Career & Leadership Development provides career counseling to help you clarify your career and major goals. Career Services also sponsors a wide variety of workshops each semester. Some of the support services you can utilize through Career Services include:

      • Exploration of career opportunities
      • Planning for co-curricular and internship involvement
      • Writing of resume and cover letter
      • Preparation for interviews
      • Development a job search strategy

      Click here to visit the Career Resources website.

      Academic Resources

      Academic Advising

      Advising is the most effective when it is viewed as an on-going process in which students and advisors work as partners. Advisors will assist you with the transition to college and assist in developing an educational plan consistent with your personal values, interests and abilities. Visit the Academic Advising and Exploration Center

      Academic Support Center

      The Academic Support Center is located in the lowest level of McCutchan Hall. They offer one-to-one or group study sessions in courses across the curriculum. Subjects include Math, Writing, Study Skills, Computer skills, and preparation for the PPST and Praxis II exams. Cyber tutoring is also available for commuter and online students.

      Library Resources

      Need help researching a topic for your research paper? If so, Andersen Library is a great place to begin. Reference librarians provide direct, personal assistance to faculty, students, staff and community visitors.