FRESHMAN: To apply for admission to UW-Whitewater, applicants can
obtain an admissions application from their high school counselor or from the
UW-Whitewater Admissions Office. Also, the UW System electronic application is
available through the Internet at this address: apply.wisconsin.edu. An
application may be considered as early as September 15 of the senior year. It
must include a high school record, class rank, or grade point average, the
courses to be completed in the senior year, and the application fee.
Eligibility for admission to UW-Whitewater will be based on the following
- Graduation from a recognized high school. (Applicants who completed a high
school equivalency diploma (GED) may still be considered if at least 21 years of
age and out of school for two years or more.)
- Applicants must complete 17 units of high school work with a minimum of 13
core college preparatory units from the academic areas of English (including
speech), social studies, mathematics, and science. Within the 17 units, the
applicant must have the following academic pattern:
Applicants who have completed the required
academic unit pattern will be eligible for admission if they (1) rank in the
upper 50 percent of their high school class, or (2) rank in the lower 50 percent
of their high school class and have combined high school class and ACT/SAT
percentile ranks of 100 or above.
- Four required units in English which may include one unit of speech.
- Three required units in social studies.
- Three required units in mathematics, (including beginning algebra,
geometry, and advanced algebra, or an algebra/trigonometry combination).
- Three required units in science.
- Four additional units from any of the required areas or from the arts,
computer science, foreign language, accounting or other academic areas as
approved by the University.
- Due to an enrollment limitation program, a discretionary admissions
category (applications will be held for possible acceptance at a later date) has
been established for freshman applicants. UW-Whitewater has defined this
category to include applicants who meet the minimum admission standards, but
rank in the bottom half of their class, and have a combined class rank
percentile and test score percentile between 70 and 99. During recent years,
approximately 33% of the students in the discretionary category have been
- Special consideration may be given for admission for applicants who are 21
years of age, have been home-schooled, have served in the armed forces, come
from a disadvantaged background, or have other unique circumstances.
- OUTSTANDING students may be considered for part-time or full-time admission
to UW-W before completing high school. Early admission is granted on an
individual basis and only to those highly qualified applicants who can
demonstrate that they can benefit from entrance into college prior to high
school graduation. For further information contact the Admissions Office.
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION, REGISTRATION, AND ACADEMIC ADVISING: Incoming
freshmen attend one of several summer registration/orientation programs. At
that time students meet with an adviser (usually the major department chair) for
assistance in selecting courses to be taken in the freshman year. Parents are
invited and encouraged to attend, as there will be a special program scheduled
for parents while students are receiving advising and are registering.
Also, there will be additional orientation/registration activities during
the first few days of the fall semester. These programs are designed to make
the freshman transition to college life as smooth as possible.
UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Bulletin - 1997-1999
Office of the Registrar
Formatted by Matt Benson - UWW
Last Update - LW 8/31/97