Undergraduate Admission

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates:

Spring: December 1                    Summer: April 15                    Fall: July 15

Admission Guidelines

First-Time Freshman

We're looking for students who meet these admission requirements:

High school / GED completion: Graduate of a recognized high school and have completed high school coursework required by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at the time of graduation or have a general equivalency diploma (GED) with the required scores from the appropriate state department of public instruction or its equivalent.

College preparatory coursework successfully completed*

Subject Units
English 4
Mathematics (Algebra or higher) 3
Social Science 3
Natural Science (2 must include lab experience) 3
Courses from above academic areas, foreign language, fine arts,
computer science or courses in vocational areas
4

*The requirements listed are for the academic school year 2016-17. Admission requirements will vary based on the year the applicant graduated from high school.

Rank / ACT Score: Top 50 percent of graduating class or ACT composite of 22 (1030 SAT score). Currently, the writing component for each exam is not required. This requirement is waived for prospective students over the age of 25.

Home Schooled Students

To be considered for admission, home-schooled students must provide official transcripts from school(s) attended, a transcript of courses taken at home and grades signed by the individual providing the education verifying the curriculum, an official ACT or SAT score, and any other 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 you do not meet the traditional admission requirements at the time of your graduation from high school, you may be considered for admission on an individual basis.

Transfer and Re-Entrant Students

Transfer students that apply for admission must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, plus good standing at the university most recently attended. If the GPA is less than 2.0, you will be considered for admission if more than five years have elapsed since the last attended school or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville. You may petition in writing for an exception to the required five-year lapse of time. If you were on probation at the last institution that you attended, five years must have elapsed since the probationary status or two years if the last school you attended was UW-Platteville.

Admission Procedures for Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree

To apply for the bachelor's degree program, you must:

  1. Complete and submit your application electronically at http://apply.wisconsin.edu.
    a. Select UW-Platteville
    b. In the Reason for Applying section choose "100% Online Program Undergraduate Degree."
    c. Select Business Administration or Criminal Justice as your major. This will route your application to the Distance Learning Center for processing.
  2. Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee at the secure website or mail a check payable to:

    Distance Learning Center
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    1 University Plaza
    Platteville WI 53818-3099
     
  3. Request an official transcript to be sent directly from your high school(s) of attendance, and all schools attended since high school, to the Distance Learning Center at the address above. Your high school transcript must show your graduation date and high school rank at the time of graduation. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school(s) of attendance. Your application is not complete until we receive your transcript(s). All transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  4. Check with the Distance Learning Center about two weeks after you request transcripts to make sure we have received them. The Distance Learning Center will mail your transcript evaluation results approximately four weeks after we receive all required transcripts. The evaluation will tell you which courses transfer to UW-Platteville and what coursework you need to complete to receive the bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

If you Received a GED certificate

Contact your GED testing site to request that your scores be sent to the Distance Learning Center. If the testing site is unable to send them, contact the Department of Public Instruction in the state where your GED was granted and request an official copy of your scores be sent to the Distance Learning Center. In Wisconsin you can contact:

Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street
PO Box 7841
Madison WI 53707-7841
800.441.4563 or 608.266.3390

International Students

If you attended a school outside the United States, follow these procedures:

  1. Complete and submit an electronic application.
    a. In the Reason for Applying section choose "100% Online Program Undergraduate Degree."
    b. Select Business Administration or Criminal Justice as your major. This will route your application to the Distance Learning Center for processing.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Distance Learning Center. A minimum score of 64 for the internet-based TOEFL is required of all international students whose native language is not English. If you have taken the TOEFL, you must request official evidence be sent from the testing agency directly to the Distance Learning Center, indicating the date on which you took the examination and your score.

    You may be excused from taking the TOEFL if you 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. As an alternative, you may submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a band-level score of 5.5 or higher.

    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
  3. Request that your academic records (called transcripts in the United States) confirming secondary and university education, be mailed directly from the school attended to:

    Distance Learning Center
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    1 University Plaza
    Platteville WI 53818-3099

    Academic records must be in the original language with a certified English translation and should include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, school leaving marks/grades earned, grading system used and record of certificate, diploma, and/or degree earned.

    If you have postsecondary transcripts from a university outside of the United States you must also contact Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to obtain an evaluation of your postsecondary transcripts and request that an official copy of your evaluation be mailed to the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center.

    UW-Platteville requires a “Course by Course” evaluation. You are responsible for making the request and paying associated fees. See the ECE or WES website for complete instructions. They may require additional educational records. Contact them directly if you have questions.

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Distance Learning Center
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

608.342.1468
800.362.5460 (Toll Free)
DistEd[at]uwplatt[dot]edu

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