Admission for on Campus Master's Programs

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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:

  1. Submit an application for admission.
  2. Pay the $56 application processing fee.
  3. 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 Process:

  1. Application for Admission
    • Apply online by using the UW-System electronic application at apply.wisconsin.edu
      OR
      Obtain a paper application form from the School of Graduate Studies by:
      • calling 608.342.1322
      • e-mailing gradstudies@uwplatt.edu
        OR
      • writing the School of Graduate Studies:
        106 Brigham Hall
        University of Wisconsin-Platteville
        1 University Plaza
        Platteville, WI 53818-3099
  1. There is an application processing fee of $56.
    • 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.
      OR
      If you are completing a paper application for admission, please include a check or money order made payable to "UW-Platteville" with your application.
      Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed.
  2. 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.

international students

Admission deadlines are as follows:

  • July 15th for Fall
  • March 15th for Summer
  • December 1st for Spring

In addition, international students must file prior to admittance:

  • All "regular" admissions documents.
  • 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.
  • Proof of Funding (Bank Statement or letter from sponsor) proving funds for at least one academic year of graduate studies.
  • 'Financial Verification Form/Graduate Student' form.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Transfer Clearance Form (if student is transferring to UW-Platteville from U.S. university).
  • Dependent information:
    • "If your spouse and/or children will be living with you, and if you wish for them to receive dependent 1-20s and F-2 visas, you will need to complete the F-2 Dependent Application form and Financial Certification Form. Please see the International Student and Scholar Services website for more information: http://www.uwplatt.edu/isss/f-2-dependents.

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 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System.
  • 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 in ESL programs:
    • English Language Program Students at UW-Platteville: When students who enroll in the English Language Program (http://www.uwplatt.edu/elp) at UW-Platteville complete their coursework, the ELP Coordinator will provide the School of Graduate Studies with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency.  Students exit the ELP upon completion of Advanced II coursework. Grades earned on ELP courses, achievement tests and teacher recommendations will all be used to determine placement for students continuing in the ELP or exiting the ELP.
    • Program in ESL at UW-Madison Students: When students who enroll in the Program in English as a Second Language at UW-Madison (http://www.english.wisc.edu/esl/) in Madison Wisconsin complete their coursework, the ESL Program Coordinator will provide the School of Graduate Studies with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form.
    • WESLI Students: When students who enroll at Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (http://www.wesli.com) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework, WESLI will provide the School of Graduate Studies with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form. Students exit WESLI upon completion of the 700 level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test.
    • MESLS Students: When students who enroll at Madison English as a Second Language School (http://www.mesls.org/) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework, MESLS will provide UW-Platteville with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form. Students exit MESLS upon completion of the 302 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
Tel: 608.342.1262
E-mail: barracld@uwplatt.edu

Getting Your I-20

Before you will be issued an I-20 document from UW-Platteville to obtain your F-1 visa, you must submit the following to International Student and Scholar Services at isss@uwplatt.edu:

  • The address and phone number to which you would like the I-20 to be sent.
  • If you are transferring from another institution in the U.S., you will need to fill out a Transfer Clearance Form (http://www.uwplatt.edu/files/graduate-studies/onCampusAdmission/IntnlStudentTransferClearanceForm2013.pdf).
  • If you are already studying in the U.S. studying in F-1 status, please email isss@uwplatt.edu with a response to the following question:
    • Are you planning on transferring your SEVIS record to UW-Platteville (if you are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa), or would you like ISSS to issue you an initial I-20?
    • NOTE: If you wish to receive an initial I-20, you should be aware that you would need to re-apply for a new F-1 visa outside the U.S. and pay the SEVIS fee again.

International Student Orientation

All new international students are required to attend International Student Orientation, which takes place approximately one week before classes start in the fall and spring semesters. Please see the International Student and Scholar Services website for more information: http://www.uwplatt.edu/isss/arrivalorientation.

Additional information for International Students Applying for Admission to Campus-Based Graduate Programs at UW-Platteville:

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Graduate Studies: School of Grad Studies Contact

Contact Information

school of graduate studies

106 Brigham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Tel: 608.342.1322
Fax: 608.342.1389
E-mail: gradstudies@uwplatt.edu

Note: The School of Graduate Studies is housed within the Registrar Office's suite at 101 Brigham Hall.

director, school of graduate studies

Director: Dr. Dominic Barraclough
Office: Suite 2500 Ullsvik Hall
Tel: 608.342.1262
E-mail: barracld@uwplatt.edu

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