Some programs may have additional admission requirements.
Applicants seeking admission to the School of Graduate Studies for an on-campus degree seeking program must meet the minimum requirements:
- Have an earned degree from an institution recognized by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
- Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree granting institution).
Those seeking admission must have an earned bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). International degrees will be evaluated individually. In some cases, a fee may be assessed to have international transcripts evaluated.
To apply for admission the applicant must:
- Apply online by using the UW-System electronic application at apply.wisconsin.edu
- Pay the application processing fee of $56.
Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed.
- Official Transcripts must be submitted from the institution awarding their undergraduate degree. The official transcript must be sent directly from the institution where the coursework was completed. Transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and will remain on file at the university.
School of Graduate Studies Office
2102 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Note: International students are not eligible to enroll in the Human Services or Adult Education emphases within the Master of Science in Education. International students are eligible to enroll in the Elementary Education, Middle School Education, and Secondary Education emphases; however, students wishing to obtain Wisconsin licensure at the conclusion of the Master’s of Science in Education program must have Wisconsin licensure upon entrance into the degree program.
Admission deadlines for students already in the U.S. in active F-1 status:
- July 15 (for Fall admission)
- December 1 (for Spring admission)
Admission deadlines for students not currently in the U.S. in F-1 status needing an initial I-20:
- July 1 (for Fall admission)
- November 15 (for Spring admission)
In addition, international students must file prior to admittance:
- All "regular" admissions documents (listed above)
- Official transcript translation (if not in English) and an evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). Altered documentation will be considered a perjury and shall cause us to reject the application.
- Proof of Funding (Bank Statement or letter from sponsor) proving funds for at least one academic year of graduate studies.
- 'Financial Verification Form' form (link under right-hand side pane).
- Copy of passport.
- Transfer Clearance Form (if student is transferring to UW-Platteville from U.S. university).
- Dependent information:
- "If your spouse and/or children will be living with you, and if you wish for them to receive dependent 1-20s and F-2 visas, you will need to complete the F-2 Dependent Application form and Financial Certification Form. Please see the International Student and Scholar Services website for more information: /isss/f-2-dependents.
As of 12/10/2015, International applicants are required to submit evidence of English proficiency by successfully completing one of the following areas:
- An Official TOEFL Score: A minimum score of 550 PBT (paper based) or 79 iBT (Internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) is required of all international students whose native language is not English. When requesting that scores be sent directly to UW-Platteville, please use institution code 1917.
- An Official IELTS Score: A minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score on the International English Language Testing System.
- International Transfer Students: Students transferring from United States colleges and universities may be excused from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement 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, or
- For students in ESL programs:
- Program in ESL at UW-Madison Students: When students who enroll in the Program in English as a Second Language at UW-Madison (http://www.english.wisc.edu/esl/) in Madison Wisconsin complete their coursework, the ESL Program Coordinator will provide the School of Graduate Studies with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form.
- WESLI Students: When students who enroll at Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (http://www.wesli.com) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework, WESLI will provide the School of Graduate Studies with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form. Students exit WESLI upon completion of the 700 level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test.
- MESLS Students: When students who enroll at Madison English as a Second Language School (http://www.mesls.org/) in Madison, Wisconsin complete their coursework, MESLS will provide UW-Platteville with a letter of recommendation of English language proficiency, a copy of the current I-20 and a completed Transfer Clearance Form. Students exit MESLS upon completion of the 302 Advanced level coursework and/or at least a 75 on the Michigan test.
Students from English speaking countries may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. Instead they should check with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies to obtain a waiver. The students may request a waiver by submitting an acceptable justification for the waiver to:
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
Getting Your I-20
Before you will be issued an I-20 document from UW-Platteville to obtain your F-1 visa, you must log in to their International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) online account to complete the I-20 Request Form and the Mailing Request Form before your I-20 will be issued and mailed to you. Your online ISSS account will also provide specific information regarding transportation, orientation, immigration, academic, and life at UW-Platteville.
If you are an international student and are currently studying in the United States on an F-visa and seek to transfer to UW-Platteville, it is required that you work with the International Student Advisor/DSO at your current school to complete the Transfer Clearance Form. You must then upload the completed Transfer Clearance Form to your online ISSS account.
International Student Orientation
All new international students are required to attend International Student Orientation, which takes place approximately one week before classes start in the fall and spring semesters. Please see the International Student and Scholar Services website for more information: /isss/arrivalorientation.