New Freshmen Application Requirements

Priority Application Deadline:
March 1 (fall admission), December 1 (spring admission)
After these dates applications are considered on a space available basis.

Complete the UW System Application on-line at: http://apply.wisconsin.edu.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission processes all undergraduate applications.
http://www4.uwm.edu/admission/new-freshmen.cfm

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
(Pre-Architecture):

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

H.S. Diploma or equivalent

4 English (including at least 3 years literature and composition)
3 Math (college prep courses at or above algebra level)
3 Science (including at least 1 year lab science)
3 History/Social Science
2 Additional academic courses (at least 2 years of a foreign language strongly recommended)
2 Other (from above, computer science, fine arts or other appropriate courses)

HOLISTIC APPLICATION REVIEW

Performance on standardized tests and class rank is only a portion of the admission decision. Other factors include your applicant statements, rigor of high school curriculum, letters of recommendations and extra-curricular activities. We will review all portions of your application. Typically, students who are admitted as pre-architecture students meet the following academic credentials:

HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

PERFORMANCE on ACT or SAT

Composite ACT score of at least 23 (SAT 1070).

APPLICATION ESSAYS

The application form includes two applicant statements intended to help us learn more about you beyond your test results and high school record. It is important that you respond to both. These are also reviewed for scholarships offered by the School.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

While letters of recommendation are not required, if you choose to submit one or two for consideration, please be sure that the letter addresses your academic ability and potential for success at UWM.

PORTFOLIO

A portfolio is not required for admission. If you wish to submit work for review upon acceptance into the School, please contact the advising office sarup-ugrad@uwm.edu or 414-229-4015 for submission requirements.

COLLEGE CREDITS EARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL

Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) information UW-Help testing website.