How to Apply

Review the required application materials for:

Apply Online

Our online application is secure and easy to use. It allows you to save your work and come back later. Applying online provides you with immediate notification that your application has been received.

Application Deadlines

The fall term application opens September 1, and the spring term application opens February 1. The following deadlines pertain to both domestic and international applicants.

Freshmen

Period Application Deadline Material Receipt Deadline Decision
Spring 2016 Term October 1 To be announced End of December
First Fall 2016 Notification November 2 To be announced End of January
Second Fall 2016 Notification February 1 To be announced End of March

Transfer Students

Period Application Deadline Material Receipt Deadline Decision
Spring 2016 Term October 1 To be announced End of December
Fall 2016 Term February 1 To be announced End of April

Freshman Notification Periods

Applications received by November 2 and completed in a reasonable time will be reviewed by the end of January, and those received by February 1 and completed in a reasonable time will be reviewed by the end of March. Applicants who miss the first notification deadline can still be considered in the second notification period. Application material receipt deadlines will be posted above when they become available. Applicants are notified by email if they are missing items. To ensure you receive important email notifications add the email address onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu to your approved senders list.