Access every aspect of your UW-Platteville education from the comfort of your home or any other location convenient for you. Our online programs allow you to earn your degree or simply take a few classes to achieve your personal and academic goals at your own pace to fit your busy lifestyle.

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

Entry Term Recommended Deadline
Fall August 15
Spring January 15
Summer May 15
  • Admission Guidelines

    We're looking for students who meet these admission requirements:
    Have graduated from 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 (HSED/GED) with the required scores from the appropriate state department of public instruction or its equivalent.

    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.

    • 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.
    • Have a minimum of 17 college preparatory credits distributed as follows:

      Subject Units
      English 4
      Mathematics (must include at least one credit of algebra and the equivalent of one credit of geometry) 3
      Social Science 3
      Natural Science (no labs required) 3
      Electives (foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or other academic areas) 4

      *The requirements listed are for the current academic school year. Admission requirements will vary based on the year the applicant graduated from high school. New freshman are likely to be admitted to UW-Platteville if they complete the 17 college preparatory units and rank in the top 75 percent of their class.

    • Have a minimum of 17 college preparatory credits distributed as follows:

      Subject Units
      English 4
      Mathematics Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry and 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 current academic school year. Admission requirements will vary based on the year the applicant graduated from high school.

    • 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 (HSED) from a recognized high school, school system or state department of public instruction based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.

    • 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 (not required), 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 selecting to have a test score used in the admission decision, unofficial ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts are accepted for admission consideration. 

    • All applications receive a comprehensive review. Academic preparation is the primary criteria used in the admissions review process. Transfer students meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission if they have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in college transfer courses and are in good standing at the institution they are currently attending or have attended.

      Applicants must have 12 or more transferable credits from an accredited institution to be considered for admission as a transfer. Applicants with fewer than 12 credits must meet new freshmen admission guidelines.

      New transfer students will be charged a $45 New Transfer Student fee upon their first enrollment.

    • Re-entry students have attended UW-Platteville as degree-seeking students in the past and wish to take classes again at the university.

      Students who voluntarily interrupt university work while in good standing may be granted admission upon completion and submission of the UW System Application for Undergraduate Admission

      Students granted re-entry status who were on scholastic probation or other conditional status at the same time of last attendance at UW-Platteville retain such status as a condition of re-entry unless attendance at another recognized institution has altered the status.

      Eligibility for re-admission is based upon previous work at UW-Platteville; however, to be re-admitted to the university, each student must be eligible to return to the institution last attended. Students desiring re-admission, after having been declared ineligible to continue for scholastic or other reasons, may file an appeal with the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee. The initial appeals process is conducted through the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee.

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

      1. To apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application
      2. Demonstrate proficiency in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. 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 Center for Distance Learning, 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:

        University of Wisconsin-Platteville
        Office of Admission
        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 post-secondary transcripts from a university outside of the United States you must also contact One EarthEducational 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 Center for Distance Learning.

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

    Application Process

    To apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree online, please submit the following:

    • UW System Application
      • Be sure to select the online selection for the undergraduate degree
    • $25 application fee (currently waived)
    • High school transcripts, GED or HSED
    • Any additional requested documents

    Your official transcripts must be submitted directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be mailed to:

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

    If the college you are currently attending or previously attended uses an electronic transcript service for sending official transcripts, we can accept electronic transcripts directly from that service.

    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.

  • Admission Guidelines

    Although the master’s program requires no entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT, some programs may have specific admission requirements. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW-System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree granting institution). International degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

    • To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above; or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students not meeting those requirements, or who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field, but who meet one of the requirements listed below may be considered for full standing through an extended review of their application material.

      • Graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Undergraduate degree GPA of 2.50 to 2.75
      • Bachelor's degree earned more than five years before date of application
    • Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on probation. Probation admission status is to be used only in extraordinary cases. Admission on probation must be justified by the admitting department and approved by the Assistant Provost of Graduate Programs, Assessment, Teaching and Distance Learning.

      You may also apply as a special student. See Single Course Enrollment below for details.

    • If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, you must request that your academic records (called transcripts in the U.S.) that confirm your secondary and university education. These records 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.

      Any records received become a part of your permanent student record at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and cannot be released. International transcripts are subject to a course-by-course evaluation. UW-Platteville has approved One EarthEducational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to complete this evaluation. Official transcripts/academic records are required to complete the evaluation.

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

      1. Request official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you earned your degree(s), including a translated copy if your transcript is not in English. Neither UW-Platteville nor ECE provide translation services. You are responsible for providing a translated copy of your transcript.
      2. Go to One EarthECE or WES and click Apply Now. Use Course by Course for your report option.
      3. Pay all fees associated with setting up an account.

      In addition to filing the standard application for admission with official transcript(s) translated in English, you must provide a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to UW-Platteville. As an alternative, you may submit a scoring report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Program admission requires a band-level score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score.

      An Official TOEFL Score that meets one of the following minimum requirements:

      • UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917
      Test Date Taken Total Minimum Score Subject Area Minimum Requirement
      Paper-Based Test Prior to October 2017 550 N/A
      Paper-Based Test October 2017 or after N/A Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:
      Reading (20)
      Listening (20)
      Writing (22)
      Internet-Based Test All 80 AND must meet minimums for all subject areas as noted to the right Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:
      Reading (20)
      Listening (20)
      Speaking (18)
      Writing (22)

      International students may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement by submitting acceptable justification. If you are from an English-speaking country, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. The waiver request should include your name, daytime phone number, and desired program of study. You may request a waiver by submitting justification to disted@uwplatt.edu or mailing your request to;

      Office of Professional Program Support
      University of Wisconsin-Platteville
      1 University Plaza
      Platteville, WI 53818

      Transferring from an institution from within 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 at the UW-Madison English as a Second Language ProgramWisconsin 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.

      Additional Requirements for an on campus graduate program:

    Application Process

    To apply to UW-Platteville as a graduate student pursuing a degree online, please submit the following:

    • UW System Application
    • $56 application fee
    • Transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution
    • Transcripts for any previously earned graduate credits to be considered for transfer
    • Résumé emailed to disted@uwplatt.edu

    Your official transcripts must be submitted directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be mailed to:

    Office of Professional Program Support
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    1 University Plaza
    Platteville, WI 53818

    If the college you are currently attending or previously attended uses an electronic transcript service for sending official transcripts, we can accept electronic transcripts directly from that service. Official electronic transcripts should be sent by selecting Graduate Admissions.

    If you have questions at any time, please contact us at 877.897.5288 or disted@uwplatt.edu.

    Specific Program Requirements

    Students who have met university admission guidelines, please note there may be additional admission requirements for specific graduate programs.

    • Requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, applicants must have two semesters of college-level lab coursework in biology and/or chemistry. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

    • Requires a purpose and goals statement to be submitted with application. This information can be written in the "essay" section of the application.

    • Coursework in computer science with a programming emphasis and a calculus or statistics course is required. Applications must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

    • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.

    • Requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking is required. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

    • Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution OR a baccalaureate degree (not identified above) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and demonstrate extensive experience in one of the areas of emphasis.

  • Not ready to enroll in a degree program? You can enroll as a Special Student for single course enrollment. You may enroll in a single course rather than a full degree for personal enrichment, to apply toward a certificate, if you plan on transferring the course to another institution, or if you want to start a course(s) while the admission process is completed.

    As a special student you

    • Must meet prerequisites for courses. You may be asked to provide an unofficial transcript to show prerequisites.
    • Are not obligated to follow specific degree requirements.
    • Are not eligible for financial aid.
    • May be admitted to a degree program after completing the admission process and any in-progress coursework. Check program requirements for more information.

    Undergraduate

    To enroll for a single undergraduate course review the complete list of online and print-based course offerings and complete the Special Student Application.

    Students who, after having been a special student, wish to seek a degree must complete the admission process for degree-seeking students and matriculate before they have earned 30 semester credits as a special student.

    Graduate

    You may register as a Special Student and receive academic credit for courses taken while at this status if you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). A maximum of 12 credits earned as a special student may be applied to a degree seeking program.

    To enroll for a single graduate course review the complete list of online course offerings and complete the Special Student Application.    

    UW-Platteville campus students

    If you are a current UW-Platteville campus student, stop in the Office of Professional Program Support in 2100 Ullsvik or see our campus borrow process page for more information.

Contact Information

Office of Admission


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