It is our goal to make assisting your students as easy as possible.  Here you will find links to our most frequently asked questions, downloadable handouts and information on counselor-focused events for your convenience.

Application Process
Application Process and Dates
for UWM Milwaukee, UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County campuses

Applications are accepted beginning August 1 for the fall semester with a priority deadline of March 1st. After March 1st, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to review applications on a case-by-case basis until enrollment capacity has been reached.

Apply online at

Send transcripts

Test Scores:

UW-System institutions, including UWM, are not requiring applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of the application process this year.  UWM will consider applicants for admission with or without one of these standardized test scores.  On the application, students will be able to indicate whether or not they intend to send an ACT or SAT score to be reviewed with their application.  Students who plan to send test scores can submit official scores directly from the testing service, self-report their test scores on the Common Application, or complete electronic the Self-Reported Test Scores form.

Performance on standardized tests is only one factor considered in the admission process. While the writing portion of the ACT is not required, we will consider these results if you wish to submit them. In addition to your composite score, we also consider your sub-scores in the area(s) (English, math, reading, science) that closely relate to your intended major at UWM. Submission of ACT/SAT results is never required of freshman applicants age 21 or older.

As always, our Admissions Advisors are available to answer questions.

School Codes:
ACT:  4658
SAT: 1473
FAFSA: 003896

Application waiver fees
You can complete fee waiver applications for your students on the free or reduced lunch program here.
Transfer Credit to UW-Milwaukee
Do you have students taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or CLEP exams?  To see credit granted, click on the appropriate link below:

Advanced Placement 
International Baccalaureate
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)  

Concurrent high school programs and youth options
Click here for more in-depth information on concurrent high school programs.  For more information on Youth Options, please email us at

Do you have a student taking dual-credit classes?  Check out our Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) for detailed information on schools in Wisconsin and select out-of-state institutions.  Looking for a course that isn’t listed?  Contact us at and we’d be happy to assist you.

Presentation Requests for High School Classes

If you would like an Admission Advisor to visit your school, fill out the form below and we will accommodate your request.  We can speak on several topics of interest to your students (click on the link below for information on presentations you can choose from).
Admission Advisor Presentations

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PAWS Login and Admitted Next Steps
Students will activate a PAWS account, where they can check the status of their application, and once admitted will be able to complete next steps through the Student Center.

Students can activate the PAWS account here (will need the Campus ID and date of birth) –

PAWS log in page –

Admitted Students Information –

Counselor Event Information

UW Help Workshops

Counselor Breakfast – **future dates coming soon**

University catalog
Keep up-to-date with course offerings, descriptions and hours courses are offered by checking out the Undergraduate Catalog.  You can browse by major, course topic or search to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Downloadable Student Publications and Information


Mailing address:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 749, Milwaukee WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-2222
Fax: 414-229-3788 (admissions info/documents) 414-229-2505 (recruitment information/advisors)