Start your journey

As a freshman at University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, you'll find your perfect major, earn a degree that brings success, and build the foundation for your brightest future.

You'll find top programs, small classes, engaged professors, real experience, and affordable tuition. The information below will help you get started. If you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help.

NOTE: ACT and SAT Requirement Suspended

The Wisconsin Board of Regents extends the temporary suspension of the requirement for freshman applicants to provide an ACT or SAT score as part of their application for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. This action extends the suspension for all UW System campuses through the 2024-2025 academic year. The last term that students would be able to opt-out of submitting an ACT/SAT score would be spring 2025.

  • For students that choose to forgo the use of a test score as a part of their admission review, additional focus will be placed on the high school grade point average and course rigor throughout the high school record.
  • If you would like to learn more about having your application reviewed as test optional, please contact

Admission Guidelines

At UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, we’re looking for determined individuals who want to achieve excellence, create opportunities, and empower themselves, their communities, and the world.

All applications receive a comprehensive review.

We evaluate each application comprehensively and review both academic and non-academic factors. Evidence of academic preparation is the primary focus, so coursework that a student has taken during their high school years is very important, with heavier emphasis on grades earned later in the high school career. Applicants should keep in mind that in-progress coursework is also considered, so it is important that they continue to work hard and take challenging courses throughout their high school career.

The non-academic factors are an important part of the comprehensive review. Applicants should be sure to share aspects of themselves outside the classroom that will help us better understand who they are as an individual and how their experiences have shaped them and demonstrate their ability to succeed at the university.

  • UW-Platteville considers the following factors in a comprehensive review:

    • Students who have demonstrated a stronger academic performance later in high school.
    • Students who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
    • Students who have demonstrated academic promise.
    • Non-traditional aged students (25 and older).
    • Students who have demonstrated significant leadership in school or in the community.
    • Students who are historically underrepresented.

    Students denied or not meeting the admission guidelines may contact the Office of Admission for an independent review of all credentials at 608.342.1125 or

New freshmen are likely to be admitted to UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County if they rank in the top 75% of their class and successfully complete the following college preparatory units.

  • 4 units English
  • 3 units Mathematics
    • One unit of Algebra
    • One unit of Geometry
  • 3 units Natural Science
  • 3 units Social Science
  • 4 units of electives to include courses from the above areas, foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or other academic areas

Application Process

To apply to UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County as a new freshman, please submit the following:

  • UW System Application
  • $25 application fee (currently waived)
  • High school transcript, GED, or HSED
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (if applicable)
  • ACT or SAT score (not required)
    • ACT school code: 4634
    • SAT school code: 1662

If selecting to have a test score used in the admission decision, unofficial ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts are accepted for admission consideration.

Once we have received your completed application, you should receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have questions at any time, please call 608.342.1125 or email us at

Entry Term Application Review Begins
Fall August 1
Spring April 1
Summer December 1
  • To be considered for admission, home schooled students must provide the following:

    • Official transcripts from schools attended
    • Transcript of courses taken at home and grades signed by the individual providing the education verifying the curriculum
    • Official ACT or SAT scores (not required)
    • Information related to the student’s education

    Courses taken in the home school curriculum would be considered for admission purposes only. No credit will be given for university degree requirements unless one of the following applies:

    • High school courses are completed through an accredited high school, college or university.
    • The student successfully passes and completes a recognized exam program (i.e. CLEP).

    If selecting to have a test score used in the admission decision, unofficial ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts are accepted for admission consideration.

  • Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system or state department of public instruction based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma examination and other established criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Admission

7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
1300 Ullsvik Hall