Yes. Go to https://apply.wisconsin.edu/.
A transcript with an official university seal that is in a sealed envelope from the university.
Only if the transcript is official (i.e., it has an official college/university seal) and is in a sealed envelope from the university.
No. Graduate School policy dictates that only transcripts with a university seal, delivered in a sealed envelope from the university, can be considered an "official" transcript.
No. The School of Graduate Studies will order transcripts from the Registrar's Office for you.
No. The application fee is a one-time charge. The official transcripts are kept on file until a master's degree is completed.
Once an application is complete (i.e., paid application fee, completed application, received official transcripts), the School of Graduate Studies makes a "School of Graduate Studies admission decision" (i.e., admit in "good standing" or admit on "probation") and forwards the material to the program coordinator for a "program-level" admission decision.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the graduate program to determine if the program has received all of the application materials they require (i.e., letters of recommendation, test scores, etc.).
All of the materials required by the School of Graduate Studies (i.e., paid application fee, completed application, received official transcripts) have been received, reviewed, and forwarded to the program coordinator for their admission decision.
At least, a 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average; at least, a 2.90 cumulative undergraduate grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program; a master's degree or higher from an institution regionally accredited at the graduate-level; or to have completed, at least, 12 graduate-level credits at UW-Whitewater with a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
After all the required application materials have been received, it normally takes one to two weeks for a student to be admitted. However, if programs with a set deadline (i.e., Counseling, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and School Psychology) are, typically, notified within the next month after their respective deadlines.
The School of Graduate Studies permits a maximum of nine (9) graduate credits to be transferred in to a degree program from another university. They are to be equivalent to the UW-Whitewater courses and appropriate to the program. The term of the earliest course transferred to the program marks the beginning of the seven years permitted to complete the degree. (Transfer Credit Form).
After you have received an official letter of admission from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Students have seven (7) years from the term of admission, or seven (7) years from the term you completed the first course transferred into the program. Resident international students have two years to complete their degree.
Based upon good cause, students may request an extension of the seven year time limit. Such requests should be made in writing, should include the reasons for which the request is being made, and should be directed to the student's degree program coordinator.