Incoming SCUN



May 1: All application materials for admission for the fall semester (September start date) must be received at UW-Platteville.

December 1: All application materials for admission for the spring semester (January start date) must be received at UW-Platteville.

Please note: the UW-Platteville Academic Calendar includes two 16-week academic semesters; Fall (approximately September 1 through December 20) and Spring (approximately January 15 through May 15).


All SCUN students must have:

  • Strong academic achievements, comparable to other UW-Platteville applicants, especially in the areas of mathematics, natural science (chemistry, biology or physics), social sciences, and the humanities.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Adequate financial resources for duration of program.


A complete application includes the following:

  • ELECTRONIC APPLICATION (click on appropriate application link above).
  • ACADEMIC RECORDS: Academic records (transcripts) 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, 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. These must include an official seal and signature from your home university. Electronic or faxed copies are not accepted.
  • EVIDENCE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: To gain admission to UW-Platteville, all SCUN applicants are required to provide evidence of English proficiency provided below*.
    • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in all sub-scores;
    • a minimum TOEFL score of 75 iBT;
    • a minimum TOEFL-ITP score of 550;
    • official evidence of passing the TEM-4, plus evidence of passing UW-Platteville’s ELP proficiency test; OR
    • official evidence of receiving a score of 500 or above on the CET-6, plus evidence of passing UW-Platteville’s ELP proficiency test.
  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT VERIFICATION: Applicants must present documentation of their ability to meet all financial obligations for the duration of your study at UW-Platteville. A UW-Platteville Financial Support Verification Form and original bank statements on bank letterhead MUST be completed and returned to the UW-Platteville International Programs office. The amount of available funds must be verified in English.
  • ONE  LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, or supervisor.

*Applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for Academic Study may be eligible to apply to the English Language Program

Address for Mailing Hard Copy Application Materials:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
International Programs Office
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099


SCUN students are required to submit a list of proposed courses they wish to enroll in at UW-Platteville during the application process. If the UW-Platteville courses need approval by the home university or department, students should work with their academic advisor before submitting the UW-Platteville application.

Full time students enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. Courses are typically worth 3-5 credits. On average, U.S. students enroll in 12-15 credits per semester. We recommend that when submitting a proposed UW-Platteville courses, that students should list 5-6 courses they wish to take.

Once students are admitted to UW-Platteville, they will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with them. UW-Platteville academic advisors will review the home university transcripts to ensure that students meet any prerequisites before enrolling in any UW-Platteville courses. Due to class popularity, prerequisites, or other factors, students may not be enrolled in all of the courses they wish to take.

SCUN students may take courses in the following programs ONLY:

  • College of Liberal Arts & Education – All programs except for criminal justice. 
  • College of Business, Industry, Life Science & Agriculture – Horticulture, reclamation, biology, media studies, business and accounting, industrial studies. 
  • College of Engineering, Math & Science – Computer science, mathematics, engineering physics, industrial engineering, sustainable and renewable energy, and MEMS/NANO.

To choose courses, students should visit the Office of the Registrar website for the undergraduate courses for the semester of interest and click on “Browse Classes”; select desired term; and choose the courses  to study from there, keeping in mind the restrictions above.

All SCUN students are required to enroll in a 1-credit course called, Conversational American English for International Students.


The DS-2019 form (for issuance of visa) cannot be sent until students have been admitted to the University. When an application is complete, application materials will be reviewed and students will be notified about admission status.

SCUN students come to the United States on a student (J-1) visa. To secure a J-1 visa, students must present a DS-2019 form to their American Consulate. This form is sent to the student from the UW-Platteville International Student Advisor. During their entire stay in the United States, students will be held to the conditions of admission located on the DS-2019 form. Before receiving the J-1 visa, a student must satisfy the Consulate regarding financial ability and support while in the United States as well as provide evidence of the purchase of health insurance.

To obtain your J-1 visa, students will need to contact their specific U.S. Embassy or Consulate to establish the particular process to be followed. Information on U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

Proof of health insurance coverage is required as part of a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. An international student medical insurance identification card will be attached to the DS-2019 Form. This form will be generated and sent to as soon as all of pre-decision materials in the online application have been received and admission confirmed by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Once students receive the DS-2019 form and insurance card, they should contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to schedule an appointment.


Documentation/proof that a student has purchased health insurance is required as a part of the visa interview at the Embassy/Consulate. UW-Platteville mandates that all international students are enrolled in the University sponsored health insurance.

The UW-Platteville International Student and Scholar Services office will provide students with a proof of insurance card to be presented to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate when applying for the student visa.

Students will be billed for the mandatory health insurance upon arrival at UW-Platteville.