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Admission Guidelines

All applications to UW-Platteville receive a comprehensive review. Additional information may be requested from some applicants. Learn more about the Admission Guidelines for new freshman, home-schooled and transfer students.

Application Process

The online application is available is available at on Aug. 1 for the following fall semester. Applications may be submitted beginning on Sept. 1. Review of applications begins on September 15. Students with a complete application file typically receive notice of admission within two weeks. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications are processed as long as space is available or until enrollment goals have been met. Learn more about the Application Process and the items required to complete an application.

To request a waiver of the application fee for students with financial hardship, please complete the Application Fee Waiver form

If we have requested letters of recommendation from English, mathematics or science teachers, the UW System Recommendation for Undergraduate Admission Form may be used.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Upon admission to UW-Platteville, a student is classified as either a resident of Wisconsin for tuition purposes or as a nonresident, based on the provisions of Wisconsin Statutes 36.27(2) and the information supplied on the application. Learn more about Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Dates to Remember

Keep track of important events and deadlines with this list of Dates to Remember. For admitted students, be sure to visit the Checklist for Admitted Students.

Academic Resources

UW-Platteville offers a wide array of majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Accessible professors, small class sizes and the opportunity to learn by doing prepares students for the careers of tomorrow. Learn more about Academics at UW-Platteville.

Paying for College

UW-Platteville is among the most affordable institutions in the state. Additional savings is found through our textbook rental system, already included in tuition and fees. Learn more about Financial Aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and student employment. 

Student Services

Faculty and staff at UW-Platteville are dedicated to helping each individual student succeed. Learn about the comprehensive array of Student Services that are offered to assist students in attaining their educational, personal and career goals. 

Specialty Visits

In addition to traditional campus visits, we also offer specialty visits that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual group. On campus specialty visits have included activities such as tours of the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House, Engineering Hall and cadaver lab. Specialty visits can also be arranged for UW-Platteville representatives to travel to your school.

Another specialty program visit opportunity is Paths to Platteville, which brings first generation and underrepresented high school students to UW-Platteville to learn more about our campus, as well as the admission and financial aid process.

To schedule a visit on campus or to your school, please contact Admission and Enrollment Services at

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