Prospective/First-Year Students

Thank you for your interest in UW-Whitewater and the College of Education and Professional Studies! We are thrilled that you are considering, or have already chosen, UW-Whitewater to pursue your college aspirations! The information below is tailored for prospective and incoming first-year students. There are many ways that you can explore our campus further and prepare for your college experience with us. As you consider attending UW-Whitewater, we also encourage you to learn more about our academic programs

Prospective Students

Visit our campus!

  • Attend one of our Warhawk Premiere Day open houses, offered throughout the academic year
  • Take a campus tour and meet with COEPS representatives
  • You may schedule your visit here

Apply early!

Apply for
Financial Aid

Once Admitted

Enrolled First-Year Students

All first-year students in our College, except Art, Music, and Theatre education majors, are advised by academic advisors in the Academic Advising and Exploration Center (AAEC). Art, Music, and Theatre education majors are advised directly by faculty in their major content area beginning their freshman year. It is imperative that students meet with their assigned advisor every semester to develop an academic program plan and learn how to monitor and complete requirements for graduation. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for graduation and licensure, to monitor their course of study, and to take the initiative to seek advising. There are many staff and faculty on campus to guide you!

In addition to advising, we encourage students to get involved on campus through extracurricular activities! 

Great Opportunities

First Year Experience

Center for Global Education

Undergraduate Research

Over 200
student organizations

University Honors Program

Scholarships are awarded for the fall semester (for the academic year). Your application for admission to the university will be used for scholarship consideration. There is no separate scholarship application. Students must be admitted by February 1st to be considered. Currently enrolled UW-Whitewater students apply online for scholarships.

Employment on campus

  • Hawkjobs is where current employment opportunities (including work study) are posted

For more information about specific student resources, visit