How to Apply

Review the required application materials for:

Apply Online

Freshman students can apply using either the UW System Application or the Common Application. Transfer students must apply via the UW System Application.

UW–Madison does not prefer one application over the other. Please choose only one application and use only that application all the way through to submission.

Please note that we do not start processing fall term applications until September 1.

Application Deadlines

The fall and spring term applications open August 1. The following deadlines pertain to both domestic and international applicants. Applications and all required supporting documents are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on the noted deadline dates.

Freshmen

Decision Plan Application Deadline Decision
Spring 2019 Regular Decision October 1 End of December
Fall 2019 Early Action November 1 End of December
Fall 2019 Regular Decision February 1 End of March

Transfer Students

Decision Plan Application Deadline Decision
Spring 2019 Regular Decision October 1 End of December
Fall 2019 Priority Decision February 1 End of March
Fall 2019 Regular Decision March 1 End of April

Second Undergraduate Degree

Period Application Deadline Decision
Spring 2019 Term October 1, 2018 End of December
Fall 2019 Term March 1, 2019 Early of May

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The 2018 Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous three calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department at uwpolice@mhub.uwpd.wisc.edu or 1429 Monroe St., Madison, WI