Freshman Admission

Freshmen applicants to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are automatically reviewed for admission to the Honors College. Students are encouraged to apply to UWM early, as space in the Honors College is limited.

Freshman Admission Criteria/Requirements

A holistic review of the entire UWM admission application is completed after the applicant is admitted to the university. An emphasis is placed on the following components:

  • Rigor of high school curriculum
  • Grade point average
  • High school rank
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Application essays

Admission Notification

Freshmen selected for admission to the Honors College are notified by mail. Decisions are made on a rolling basis once students are admitted to UWM.

Students are encouraged to contact the Honors College for additional information.

Current UWM & Transfer Students

Current UWM or transfer students interested in the Honors College, are invited to meet with an Honors College advisor to learn more about the program and discuss their academic plans.

Admission Criteria/Requirements

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Less than 40 credits completed or a minimum of five semesters remaining
  • English 101 or equivalent course completed
  • Pursuing first undergraduate degree

Honors Transfer Credit

Transfer students who have participated in an Honors College at their previous school may be eligible to transfer up to nine credits of Honors coursework. Course materials including a copy of the course syllabus and writing assignments should be submitted to an Honors advisor for consideration.