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At UW-Platteville, we’ll prepare you for success and help you find your passion by challenging you so that you can grow academically, professionally, and personally. Our award-winning faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a quality education through hands-on learning opportunities at a tuition that ranks among the lowest in the state of Wisconsin.

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.

  • New freshman are not required to submit an ACT or SAT to be reviewed for admission if applying for fall 2020 through spring 2025 terms.
  • 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.
  • ACT or SAT scores will not be required for consideration for automatic merit scholarships provided by the university
  • Most other new freshman scholarships do not require and ACT or SAT score.  For more information, visit
  • If you would like to learn more about having your application reviewed as test optional, please contact

Admission Guidelines

At UW-Platteville, 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 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

Students meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission:

  • Successfully completed 17 college preparatory units to include:
    • Four (4) units English
    • Three (3) units mathematics (algebra, geometry, and higher)
    • Three (3) units social science
    • Three (3) units natural science (two must include lab experiences)
    • Four (4) units to include courses from above academic areas, foreign languages, fine arts, computer science or courses in vocational areas

Freshman Class Academic Profile:

The following statistics are from new freshman applicants previously admitted. These ranges represent the middle 50 percent range of admitted students—meaning that 25 percent of admitted students had scores below this range and 25 percent of admitted students had scores above this range.

High School Grade Point Average (4.0 scale) ACT Composite SAT Composite
3.146-3.8 21-27 1050-1250

Application Process

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

  • UW System Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • $25 application fee (currently waived)
  • High school transcript, GED, or HSED
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended or currently attending
  • ACT or SAT scores (not required)
    • ACT school code: 4676
    • SAT school code: 1917

Send official sealed transcripts to:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Office of Admission
1 University Plaza, Stop 1
Platteville, WI 53818

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. 

Letters from high school faculty in areas of English, mathematics, and laboratory science may be requested if additional information is needed and must address the student’s potential for success in college coursework. We will also accept the UW System Recommendation for Undergraduate Admission Form.

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.

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.

Application Change Form

If you have already submitted your application for undergraduate admission and need to change your information, please complete the Application Change Form.

Contact Information

Office of Admission

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

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