If you are an international undergraduate student interested in applying to UWM for academic study, then you can be accepted for academic study in one of the following three ways:
- Conditional Admission: This admission status requires full-time study in our Intensive English Program before beginning academic courses. Learn more about conditional admission.
- Full Admission with EAP placement hold: Full admission with EAP placement hold is for students who have been fully admitted to UWM but are still required to take some English for Academic Purposes (EAP) coursework based on their TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Students with this status take academic courses for credit. Learn more about full admission with EAP placement hold.
- Full Admission: This status means that you have been admitted with regular admission as a degree-seeking student, and you are not required to take courses in the English Language Academy. However, we greatly encourage students that have been admitted with regular admission to take courses in the EAP to fulfill their General Education Requirements and/or to continue improving their English language skills.
UWM English Proficiency Requirements for Undergraduates
If you are interested in applying to UWM for an academic degree, you will be required to provide proof of English proficiency. You can find information about the English proficiency requirements here.
- Register for IELTS here.
- Register for the Duolingo here.
- Register for TOEFL here. The UWM institutional code is 1473.
If you have been accepted for conditional admission, then you must apply separately to the English Language Academy’s Intensive English Program (IEP). You must complete the Intensive English Program before you can begin your academic courses for your degree.
If you have been accepted for Full admission with an EAP placement hold, then you will be required to take some of your credits in the English Language Academy’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. These courses count for credit towards your degree. You are placed into your required EAP courses using our TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores. Below are some links to help you learn more about EAP undergraduate courses and registering for EAP undergraduate courses.
If you have been accepted for full admission, then you are not required to take any courses in the English Language Academy. However, it is recommended that you take the EAP undergraduate courses to fulfill your general education requirements (GER) for English courses. EAP courses are built specifically for international students. The class sizes are smaller, and the teachers are trained to work with your multilingual background.
If you have any questions about conditional, foundation, or full admission, please contact the Center for International Education (CIE) International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).