If you have questions, please call 414-229-2222.
FALL APPLICANTS: Applications are accepted beginning August 1 for the fall semester with a priority deadline of March 1st. After March 1st, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to review applications on a case-by-case basis until enrollment capacity has been reached.
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Note: If you are interested in taking summer classes at our branch campuses, UWM at Waukesha or UWM at Washington County, you will need to apply through those campuses. Go to and click on “Apply for Summer 2019” for more information.
Pay the $50 Application Processing Fee
大奖娱乐官方网站主页You may pay your fee online when you submit your application. Or, you may log back into your application to submit your fee online later. We also accept a check or money order.
We require official transcripts, sent directly from the school, for all high school and college level work. If you are still in high school, be sure to also list your senior-year classes on the application form.
Send Test Scores
Send Test Scores
New freshmen must submit ACT or SAT test scores. When you take the ACT or SAT, select UW-Milwaukee (ACT school code: 4658; SAT school code: 1473) to have your scores sent directly to us. Submission of ACT/SAT results is not required of freshman applicants age 21 or older. If you have taken , or the and would like UWM to evaluate these scores for possible credit, please have your results sent from these testing agencies. Students whose native language is not English and who were not educated in an entirely English-speaking country will likely need to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
大奖娱乐官方网站主页Soon after we receive your application, we will send you information about how to check the status of your application online, via our PAWS (Panther Access to Web Services) student information system. Log onto PAWS to monitor your application “to do” items. Once all of the “to do” items disappear, your file is complete and is ready for an admission decision. During peak times, you may expect to wait 4-6 weeks for a decision.
What is a completed application file?
Do I have to take the ACT or SAT?
A completed application file consists of an application, an official high school transcript, your ACT or SAT scores and the $50 application processing fee. Upon submission of your materials, you will be mailed directions to access your PAWS (Panther Access to Web Services) account to check the status of your application. Because you may submit your application for admission to UWM while you are still enrolled in high school, after you have graduated you will also need to receive a final high school transcript with your final semester grades and graduation date posted
Yes, we need your ACT/SAT scores if you are under the age of 21 as of September 1st for the academic year in which you wish to enroll. Your ACT or SAT scores are information we use in determining your admission status.There are also some situations when students over 21 may be asked to provide a test score to help us determine admission. This could be an ACT or SAT, or it could be our Admission Test Series. If you need to provide additional information, staff from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will reach out to you.
When will a decision be made on my application?
Once an application file is complete, including application fee and all relevant documents, you may expect to receive a decision in approximately 3-4 weeks.
Can I defer admission or change the semester for which I would like to enroll?
How can I have the application review committee reconsider my application for admission if I am denied?
Yes. If you are changing your term of entry to UWM from one semester to another, complete the Term Change Request
How do I apply for on-campus housing?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review requests for reconsideration on a case-by-case basis. Please follow the steps outlined in the Admission Reconsideration Policy
if you wish to have your application reconsidered.
What if I have financial aid questions?
All newly admitted first-year students are automatically granted contract access to live in University Housing. Contract access is emailed to students approximately two weeks after they are admitted, starting in mid-October. Students will complete their contract online at www.aufdemsofa.com/myhousing
. The priority date for completing a University Housing Contract is May 1 (December 1 for Spring Admits), and assignments are made by random lottery, which takes into account certain preferences (Living Learning Community, Room Type, Roommate, etc.) made by the student at the time they complete their contract.
UW-Milwaukee does have a Residency Policy which states that all first-time students under the age of 21 are expected to live on-campus, where availability allows. There are a few valid reasons to be exempt from this policy. For more information on the process to request an exemption, visit:http://aufdemsofa.com/housing/students/residency-requirement/.
First, please visit for information on applying for financial aid. Then if you have more specific questions, contact the Financial Aid Department at 414-229-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to take placement tests? What would happen if I did not take placement tests?
Yes, all new incoming freshmen are required to take University of Wisconsin System placement tests so you will be placed in the appropriate level classes.
For students attending UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County, you must take your placement tests at your intended campus because the essay component is not offered elsewhere.
If students do not take placement tests, you will not be invited to the Student Advising and Registration program (New Student Orientation). This means you would not be able to register for classes.