(NOTE: if you wish to seek admission to an online graduate program, please go to web page http://www.uwplatt.edu/disted/.)
(Some programs may have additional admission requirements.)
Applicants seeking admission to the School of Graduate Studies for an on-campus degree seeking program must meet the minimum requirements:
- Have an earned degree from an institution recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
- Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree granting institution).
Those seeking admission must have an earned bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). International degrees will be evaluated individually. In some cases, a fee may be assessed to have international transcripts evaluated.
To apply for admission the applicant must:
- submit an application for admission
- pay the $56 application processing fee
- have an official transcript sent from the institution where the bachelor's degree was earned to:
School of Graduate Studies Office
106 Brigham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
- Application for Admission:
- Apply online by using the UW-System electronic application at apply.wisconsin.edu.
- Obtain a paper application form from the School of Graduate Studies, 106 Brigham Hall, by
- calling 608.342.1322,
- e-mailing email@example.com, or
- writing the School of Graduate Studies, 106 Brigham Hamm, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818-3099.
- There is an application processing fee of $56.
Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed.
- If you submit an application for admission online the application processing fee may be charged to a credit card during the application process. There is also the option during the application online process to print off a form and submit the $56 processing to the School of Graduate Studies Office by mail.
- If you are completing a paper application for admission, please include a check or money order made payable to "UW-Platteville" with your application.
- Official Transcript:
Applicants must submit an official transcript from the institution awarding their undergraduate degree. The official transcript must be sent directly from the institution where the coursework was completed. Transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and will remain on file at the university.
In addition international students must file:
- Official transcript translation (if not in English) and an evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) . Altered documentation will be considered a perjury and shall cause us to reject the application.
- 'Financial Verification Form/Graduate Student' form.
- Copy of passport
International applicants are required to submit evidence of English proficiency by successfully completing one of the following areas:
- An Official TOEFL Score: A minimum score of 500 PBT (paper based) or 61 iBT (internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) is required of all international students whose native language is not English. When requesting that scores be sent directly to UW Platteville, please use institution code 1917.
- An Official IELTS Score: A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System. NOTE: Beginning with students admitted for the fall 2012 term, the minimum acceptable score will be 6.0.
- International Transfer Students: Students transferring from United States colleges and universities may be excused from the TOEFL if they have demonstrated competence in English through courses taken at such institutions and have earned grades of "B" or higher in English composition courses and speech or two English composition courses, or
- For students of the Program in ESL at UW-Madison, WESLI or MESLS:
- Program in ESL at UW-Madison Students: When students who enroll at Program in English as a Second Language at UW-Madison (http://www.english.wisc.edu/esl/) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework at the Program in ESL at UW-Madison, the Program in ESL's will provide UW-Platteville with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed transfer verification form.
- WESLI Students: When students who enroll at Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (https://www.wesli.com/wesli.html) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework at WESLI, WESLI will provide UW-Platteville with the following to 'finalize' the admission: a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, completion of the 700 level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test; a copy of the current visa; and a completed transfer verification form.
- MESLS Students: When students who enroll at Madison English as a Second Language School (http://www.mesls.org/) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework at MESLS, MESLS will provide UW-Platteville with the following to 'finalize' the admission: a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, completion of the 302 or Advanced level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test; a copy of the current I-20; and a completed UW-Platteville Transfer Clearance Form.
Students from English speaking countries may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. Instead they should check with the Director of the School of Graduate Studies to obtain a waiver. The students may request a waiver by submitting an acceptable justification for the waiver to:
Dr. Dominic Barraclough
Director of the School of Graduate Studies
An I-20 form will not be issued until all required documents have been received, reviewed and approved.
Additional Information for International Students Applying for Admission to Campus-based Graduate Programs at UW-Platteville: