To Prospective Students

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville! The contents of this catalog describe programs and courses offered by UW-Platteville. The contents include information related to course offerings, tuition and fees, financial aid, scholarships, housing, and much more.

You may obtain the standard UW System Application for Admission form from your high school counselor (if you attend a Wisconsin high school). You may also contact the UW System HELP office by calling 1-800-442-6459, or you may contact the UW-Platteville Office of Admission and Enrollment Services. If you wish to apply electronically, please see the UW-Platteville home page at for specific instructions. In the catalog’s “Admission” section, you will find more detailed information about admission categories, dates, and requirements.

Campus Visits and New Student Orientation

A campus visit is an important part of the college selection process! We encourage you to come experience our campus to help you decide if UW-Platteville is the right "fit" for you. Pioneer Previews are group visits offered seven days throughout the academic year. Individual visits are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays when classes are in session. Our visit program provides you with the opportunity to meet with recruitment staff, talk with a professor in your academic interest area; and to take an extensive tour of the campus...including lunch in Glenview Commons! The Visitor Center is located in the Ullsvik Center and visits may be scheduled by phoning toll free (877) 897-5288 or you may sign up via the prospective student page on our website at

Prior to every semester, new student orientation activities are planned to help new students transition to the UWPlatteville campus and the local community. These activities include meeting with faculty for assistance with class scheduling, picking up textbooks, and socializing at an all-campus event. The New Student Orientation is called "Pioneer Passage" and more information may be found at

About this Catalog

The UW-Platteville catalog represents the most accurate reflection of curricula and policies available up to the time of printing. All students entering the university follow the guidelines and academic requirements espoused by this document, unless they are interrupted by time away from the institution. Students whose attendance is interrupted for at least one semester may be expected to meet the curricular requirements in effect at the time of their return.

Students follow the requirements of the catalog in effect at the point of admission. Students transferring from another UW institution follow the guidelines in effect at the point of admission to the UW System. This practice could be affected by a variety of situations, such as collegiate or departmental curricular changes, absence for several semesters or terms, and other circumstances. Students must decide to choose between the requirements of one catalog or another; they may not choose to combine catalogs.

Individual departments make announcements concerning changes in degree requirements. Students should remain in contact with their advisors to keep informed about their degree requirements and any possible changes that should occur.

Catalogs are issued to new students when they register for courses. Your catalog should be kept readily available throughout your academic career. The contents of the catalog can also be found on the UWP home page.

As a reminder, this bulletin is not a contract, but represents announcements of general information, general academic regulations, and the university’s academic programs extant at the date of publication. Questions concerning the catalog may be directed to your advisor, departmental offices, or the Registrar’s Office.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. In compliance with relevant federal and state civil rights legislation, the university does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest record or conviction record.

Inquiries related to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action issues may be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action/Personnel.


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