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International Admission Guidelines

All international students must have:

  • Strong academic achievements, comparable to other UW-Platteville applicants, especially in the areas of mathematics, natural science (chemistry, biology or physics), social sciences and the humanities
  • Proficiency in English: 
SUB-SCORE MINIMUM TOEFL iBT (internet based) IELTS
Reading 15 5.0
Listening 15 5.0
Speaking 17 5.0
Writing 17 5.0
TOTAL COMPOSITE MINIMUM 64 5.5
  • Adequate financial resources for academic program (four to five years) of study

Application Process

1.

Apply

  • Complete the University of Wisconsin Online Application at apply.wisconsin.edu.
  • Application deadlines:
    • Fall (September-December): June 1
    • Spring (January-May): November 1

2.

Official Academic Records

  • Submit academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions attended.
  • Academic records must be mailed directly from the school that you attended to the UW-Platteville Office of Admission and Enrollment Services.
  • Academic records must be in the original language along with a certified English translation.
    • All academic records should include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, school leaving marks (grades) earned, rank in class (when possible) and the grading system used
    • Official records should include all exam or test results and certificates, diplomas or degrees earned. All of these requirements are mandatory and must be official documents.
    • Photocopies of official records are acceptable if an authorized university, government or public official has certified them after the documents have been copied.

Transfer Credit (outside of United States)

  • International students requesting transfer credit must use a credential evaluator, completed at the student's request and at the student's expense.
  • Submit detailed course descriptions in both the original language and English.
  • Request a course by course evaluation with Grade Point Average (GPA) from a credential evaluator, completed at the student's request and at the student's expense.
  • Suggested evaluators include:

TRANSFER CREDIT (in UNITED STATES)

3.

Evidence of English Proficiency

  • Submit evidence of English proficiency by successfully completing one of the following areas:
    • An Official TOEFL (required of all international students whose native language is not English) or IETLS Score
    • English Language Program (ELP) at UW-Platteville or other approved program

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.

4.

Financial Verification

5.

Passport

  • Submit a copy of the applicant's passport.

6.

Activities

Submit a copy of the applicant's current activities if not enrolled in a school for more than six months.

I-20 and ViSA Information

The I-20 form (for issuance of visa) cannot be issued to you until you have been admitted to UW-Platteville. When your application is complete (meaning that you have provided all required documents as noted above), the application will be reviewed and you will be notified about your admission status.

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