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Undergraduate Application Requirements

In order for your application to be considered complete, you must submit the following the requirements:

1. Application:  We strongly recommend that you fill out an application online at http://apply.wisconsin.edu.  By submitting an online application, our office will be able to begin the processing of your application as soon as you submit it. One business day after you have submitted your application, you will receive an e-mail from the university, explaining how to check the status of your application on our PAWS online student information system, www.paws.uwm.edu.

2. Fees:  All applications must include the application fee (AF), plus an evaluation fee (EF) for all applicants with education from outside the US.  You can send a check or international money order, or pay the fees with a credit card at the same time you submit an online application.

Bachelor's degree applicants who have NEVER studied outside the US - Total $44 ($44 AF). 
Bachelor's degree applicants who have studied outside the US - Total $84 ($44 AF + $40 EF).

    ***Applicants to undergraduate programs in the School of Information Studies (SOIS) only need to pay the $44 application fee. The $40 evaluation fee will be paid by SOIS.

3. Academic Records: Applicants must submit original or officially-certified copies of academic records for all upper secondary and post-secondary education, whether or not the program was completed. Official records must be submitted in the native language and must be accompanied by an official English translation.

Official records must be sent directly to UWM from the institution or examination authority unless the institution or examination authority does not offer this service. 

*Academic Document Description by Country

Please note: All documents submitted become the property of the University and will be destroyed after processing. If you do not want to lose your original documents, please send officially-certified copies. If this is not possible, you may include a pre-paid, express envelope at the time you submit your documents and they will be returned when we have processed them. We can return original transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas, and national standardized examinations. We will not return certified copies, IELTS reports, U.S. transcripts, proof of funding, or other supporting documentation that can be easily duplicated.

We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged documents.

4. Proof of English Language Proficiency: Applicants for undergraduate study at UWM must meet one of the following for admission:

 

TOEFL
Internet-based

TOEFL
Paper-based

IELTS

Undergraduate

Regular

68-120

520-677

5.5-9.0

Dual

61-67

498-519

5.0-5.4

Conditional

0-60

310-497

0-4.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) TOEFL: UWM requires applicants to send official TOEFL scores from ETS electronically. UWM's school code for TOEFL is 1473. TOEFL scores cannot be more than 2 years old. (Please note, the bachelor's in Architectural Studies program requires a higher TOEFL score than the minimum score ranges listed above.)

2) IELTS: UWM requires applicants to mail an official IELTS score report to the International Admissions Office. IELTS scores cannot be more than 2 years old. (Please note, the bachelor's in Architectural Studies program requires a higher IELTS score than the minimum score ranges listed above.)

3) University Study: Proof of completion of at least eighteen months of full-time study (approximately three semesters) at a recognized or accredited institution of higher education whose language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrollment at UWM.

4) Secondary/High School Study: Proof of completion of the last two years of secondary/high school at an institution whose language of instruction is English immediately prior to enrollment at UWM.

5. Other Requirements: All new freshman applicants who apply to majors in the College of Engineering and Applied Science must also submit official ACT or SAT I scores.

 


After Admission: If admitted to UWM, applicants who expect to hold an F-1 or J-1 visa must provide proof of adequate funds to live and study full-time at UWM. Estimated costs of studying at UWM are included in the Proof of Funding Information Form. 

Proof of Adequate Funding for One Year of Study at UWM

SEVIS Transfer Information Form (for students transferring from another U.S. school)

 

**Please note - All documents submitted as part of an application become the property of UWM.