How to Apply

Review the required application materials for:

Apply Online

Students can apply using either the UW System Application or the Common 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 are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on the noted deadline dates.

Freshmen

Decision Plan Application Deadline Material Receipt Deadline Decision
Spring 2018 Regular Decision October 2 October 9 End of December
Fall 2018 Early Action November 1 November 6 End of January
Fall 2018 Regular Decision February 1 February 6 End of March

Transfer Students

Decision Plan Application Deadline Material Receipt Deadline Decision
Spring 2018 Regular Decision October 16 October 20 End of December
Fall 2018 Priority Decision February 1 February 6 End of March
Fall 2018 Regular Decision March 1 March 6 End of April

Freshman Fall Decision Plans

Students who apply by November 1 and complete their application by November 6 will receive a decision by the end of January. Those who apply by February 1 and complete their application by February 6 will receive a decision by the end of March. Please note: It may take 5-7 business days after receipt of an item to update the status to "Received" in your Student Center. 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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The 2017 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