Application Process & Timeline
Freshman students can now apply using either the UW System application or the Common App. All other applicants should use the UW System application.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee encompasses three campuses (UW-Milwaukee, UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha) that offer different degree types and programs. When applying on the UW System application or Common App, please be certain to select the preferred campus to which you wish to apply. You are unable to submit an application to multiple UWM campuses. If you are unsure which campus to choose, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance at email@example.com or 414-229-2222.
Are you a new freshman applying exclusively to UWM or UW System schools? The UW System application will provide an expedited experience. If you are applying to UWM and other schools outside of the UW System, the Common App will be most helpful.
Send Required Documents
Application requirements vary depending on your academic background. Click on your student type below for more information about your application requirements.
Soon after we receive your application, we will send you information about how to check the status of your application online via our PAWS (Panther Access to Web Services) student information system. Log into PAWS to monitor your application “to do” items. Once all of the “to do” items disappear, your file is complete and ready for an admissions decision.
Our team of admissions professionals evaluates qualified candidates through a comprehensive, individualized review process. Please allow up to three weeks for an admissions decision after your application file is complete.
What Type of Student Are You?
Graduating high school seniors or recent high school graduates who are under the age of 21.
Students who have earned or are currently earning college credit after high school.
Students who previously attended UWM and are interested in returning to complete a degree.
Students over the age of 21 who have not previously attended a college or university.
Students who would like to take a few courses but do not intend to earn a degree from UWM.