How to Apply to UWM

Students participating in the Latin American, Caribbean, & U.S. Latin@ Studies programs learn about the many different histories, cultures, and modern issues of Latinxs* from all three regions – Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. It is among a small handful of programs nationwide to explore both Latinxs in the U.S. as well as those living in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students choose this major or certificate because they intend to work with the Latinx population in some way; health services, education, business, nonprofit work, social services, trade, or government work. Students more interested in the experience of Latinxs within the United States might find our certificate in Latino Studies well-suited to their personal and professional goals.

To apply to UW-Milwaukee, use the following admissions process.

If you have questions during this step of the process, connect with the Letters & Science admissions counselor at 414-229-7711 or email

Apply Online.

Applications are accepted beginning September 1 for the following fall and spring semesters. The priority deadline for fall applications is March 1st, and the deadline for spring applications is December 1. After the priority deadline, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to review applications until enrollment capacity has been reached.

Pay the $50 Application Processing Fee

Pay the fee online when you submit your application. Or, you may log back into your application to submit your fee online later.

Send Official Transcripts

Send transcripts directly from the school to UWM, for all high school and college level work. If you are still in high school, be sure to also list your senior-year classes on the application form.

Send Test Scores.

New freshmen, under the age of 21, must submit ACT or SAT test scores. When you take the ACT or SAT, select UW-Milwaukee (ACT school code: 4658; SAT school code: 1473) to have your scores sent directly to us.

If you have taken Advanced Placement exams (AP), International Baccalaureate exams (IB), or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams and would like UWM to evaluate these scores for possible credit, please have your results sent from these testing agencies.

Students whose native language is not English and who were not educated in an entirely English-speaking country will likely need to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Visit international admissions for more details.

If you are a transfer student

After you have been admitted, the UWM Registrar’s Office will perform an official evaluation of your transfer credit.

If you would like an unofficial transcript evaluation, please contact an Admissions Counselor at (414) 229-7711 or

In addition, you may explore transfer credits on the Transferology website.

* “Latinx” (La-teen-ex) is an inclusive term used to include all gendered and non-gendered identities of peoples with Latin American ancestry. “Latinx” specifically refuses to further silence and erase trans (non-binary and binary), gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people.