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Undergraduate Students

Admission Guidelines

In order to apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Strong academic achievements, comparable to other UW-Platteville applicants, especially in the areas of mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Adequate financial resources for four to five years of study.

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

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

*UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917.

 

In addition to the TOEFL and IELTS, you can also submit evidence of English proficiency by submitting an official ACT with an English subscore of 18, official SAT with evidence-based reading and writing subscore of 480, or GTEC score of 1100.

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student in the UW-Madison English as a Second Language Program, Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

Application

To apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin Online Application.

Applications will be considered complete when UW-Platteville receives all of the admission-related documents from the applicant. The application deadline for the fall semester (September–December) is July 15, and the deadline for the spring semester (January-May) is December 15.

Official Academic Records

  • Submit academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions attended.
  • Academic records must be mailed directly from the school that you attended to the UW-Platteville Office of Admission and Enrollment Services.
  • Academic records must be in the original language along with a certified English translation.
    • All academic records should include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, school leaving marks (grades) earned, rank in class (when possible), and the grading system used.
    • Official records should include all exam or test results and certificates, diplomas or degrees earned. All of these requirements are mandatory and must be official documents.
    • Photocopies of official records are acceptable if an authorized university, government, or public official has certified them after the documents have been copied.

Transfer Credit (outside of United States)

  • International students requesting transfer credit are required to submit an official One Earth, World Education Services, or Educational Credential Evaluators course-by-course evaluation, completed at the student's request and at the student's expense.
  • Submit detailed course descriptions in both the original language and English. This will allow us to review your courses for transfer credit. If acceptable course descriptions are not submitted, transfer credit will not be awarded.

Transfer Credit (in United States)

Financial Verification

All financial support documents must be dated within six (6) months of the intended program start date.

Passport

Submit a copy of your passport.

Activities

Submit a copy of your current activities if not enrolled in a school for more than six (6) months.

International Student Orientation

Save the date for International Student Orientation, which starts approximately one week before classes start each semester! All new and transferring international students are required to attend. Review the exact dates and times of orientation.

I-20 and VISA Information

The I-20 form (for issuance of visa) cannot be issued to you until you have been admitted to UW-Platteville. When your application is complete (meaning that you have provided all required documents as noted above), the application will be reviewed and you will be notified about your admission status.

Graduate Students

In addition to meeting all of the graduate admission guidelines, you will need to submit the following:

  • Official academic record and certified evaluation by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.
  • Financial verification form and an original bank statement.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Transfer Clearance Form, if you are transferring from a U.S. institution.
  • F-2 Dependent Application form and Financial Certification form, if your spouse and children will be living with you in the U.S.
  • English proficiency.

Note for students applying to Master of Science in Education program: While international students can enroll in the Master of Science in Education program offered on campus, the counseling and adult education emphasis areas are not available to international students. You will need to have Wisconsin licensure, if you plan to teach in Wisconsin upon the completion of the graduate program.

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

English Proficiency Test Sub-score Minimum
Paper-based Test 550
TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 80
IELTS 6.5 (sub-scores of 6.0)

*UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917.

 

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student is the UW-Madison English as a Second Language Program, Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

If you are from an English-speaking country, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. You may request a waiver by submitting justification to gradstudies@uwplatt.edu.

Submitting Documents

Your academic records that confirm your secondary and university education, must be mailed directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Academic records must be submitted in the original language along with a certified English translation.

All academic records should include dates of attendance, level of study, subjects, leaving remarks or grades, rank in class (if possible), and the grading system used. Exams, test results, certificates, diplomas, and degrees earned should all be listed.

Academic records can be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Online Students

In addition to meeting all of the undergraduate online admission guidelines or graduate online admission guidelines, you will need to submit the following:

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

Undergraduate Scores

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

Graduate Scores

English Proficiency Test Sub-score Minimum
Paper-based Test 550
TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 80
IELTS 6.5 (sub-scores of 6.0)

*UW-Platteville’s institution code for TOEFL is 1917.

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of” B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

Submitting Documents

Your academic records that confirm your secondary and university education, must be mailed directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Academic records must be submitted in the original language along with a certified English translation.

All academic records should include dates of attendance, level of study, subjects, leaving remarks or grades, rank in class (if possible), and the grading system used. Exams, test results, certificates, diplomas, and degrees earned should all be listed.

Academic records can be mailed to:

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