Regular Admission

For undergraduate programs (Bachelor’s Degree):

Undergraduate students currently in the Intensive English Program can be granted regular (non-conditional and non-foundation) admission for academic study at UWM by  submitting a new TOEFL or IELTS Score that meets regular admission requirements. We encourage students that receive regular admission to take courses in our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program to fulfill their general education requirements. Learn more about EAP Courses for undergraduates.

If the student has foundation admission, then the student can be matriculated into UWM with full admission without a TOEFL or IELTS score by completing and passing their required foundational courses. Learn more about the foundational coursework requirements.

Contact Information: If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Academic Director of English for Academic Purposes Brooke Haley at or in Curtin Hall 678.

For graduate programs (Master’s or PHD Degree):

Graduate Students currently in the Intensive English Program can be granted full admission for academic study at UWM by one of the following:

  • Present a TOEFL, IELTS, or CAE score that meets full admission requirements* OR
  • Receive a ‘B’ or higher in your assigned EAP 420 or EAP 435 course and by submitting a portfolio: either a passing in-class essay (EAP 420) or a speaking/listening test (EAP 435) at the end of the semester. (You cannot miss more than two classes, including conferences. The ELA Graduate Coordinator will report your results to the Graduate School and to the Center for International Education.

Learn more about graduate EAP courses.

*Please note: Some programs have higher requirements. Consult your chosen program’s website for more information on their admission requirements.

A graduate student with conditional admission must be eligible for dual or regular admission within three semesters of initial enrollment. 

Contact information: If you have any questions, please contact the English Language Academy at

Center for International Education (CIE) International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Garland 138
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Tel: 1+ (414) 229-4846
Fax: 1+ (414) 229-0521