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We are happy you are considering the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We are proud of our campus and look forward to the opportunity to assist you. If you have questions we haven't covered, you may contact us any time.

How to Join the Warhawk Family:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript
  • Submit your ACT/SAT scores
    • ACT Code: 4684
    • SAT Code: 1921

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: To ensure an admission decision for spring 2020, documents must be received by December 20, 2019. Applications completed after December 20 will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Students interested in fall enrollment must have applied by May 1. However, to be eligible for academic scholarships, students must have a completed application by February 1.

The university's core values are used as a guide to interpreting the contents of each application presented for admission, and a complete review of all materials is performed for each applicant before making an admission decision. Both the academic and non-academic factors present in an application are used to make an admission decision. Academic factors include curriculum rigor, high school GPA, rank in class (if available), and standardized test scores. Non-academic factors include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, creativity, special talents, personal characteristics that contribute to the strengths and diversity of the university. The most competitive candidates for admission to UW-Whitewater typically possess positive factors in their application that are both academic and non-academic in nature.

Academic preparation is an important part of an admission decision. Evaluating academic preparation includes an appreciation for an applicant's intention to pursue a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum as well as an assessment of the in-classroom performance measurements. The following list identifies the minimum course requirements necessary for admission consideration. The most competitive candidates for admission to UW-Whitewater typically surpass these unit requirement totals.

  • English: 4 units
  • Math (Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 or equivalent): 3 units
  • Natural Science: 3 units
  • Social Science: 3 units
  • Academic Electives: 4 units
    • Typical electives include a combination of extra courses in the above subjects, arts, music, computer science, foreign language or business 

Higher academic standards may be imposed by certain programs to keep enrollment in line with program capacities, professional field studies, or the like.

Shortly after submitting an application, an e-mail will be forwarded with instructions that allow each applicant to follow the progress of his/her application online. Please be patient as it can take a couple of days for the receipt of documentation to be recorded. We make every attempt to record the information as quickly as possible. The online WINS access is a great tool to keep track of what's missing, what's new and what's to come at UW-Whitewater.

Applicants with disabilities (physical, learning and/or mental illness) can register for services by contacting the Center for Students with Disabilities after they enroll. There is documentation that may be required to develop appropriate accommodations. Please contact the center for more information.