Second Undergraduate Degree Admissions
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree previously at UW–Madison or another institution and you are interested in pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, you will need to apply using the UW System Application.
The College of Engineering and the School of Business do not accept applications from second undergraduate degree-seeking students. Second undergraduate degree applicants to the non-accelerated professional nursing program in the School of Nursing may only apply for the fall term. Applicants to the College of Letters and Science will be notified of whether they are eligible to pursue a second undergraduate degree.
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.
|Period||Application Deadline||Material Receipt Deadline||Decision Notification|
|Spring 2018 Term||October 2, 2017||October 9, 2017||End of December|
|Fall 2018 Term||March 1, 2018||March 6, 2018||End of May|
For technical issues with the application, please contact UW HELP at 800-442-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions or problems with this process, email email@example.com.
Second undergraduate degree-seeking students who previously attended UW-Madison as an undergraduate do not need to pay the application fee.
Those who never previously attended UW-Madison must submit a $60.00 fee with their application.
Second undergraduate degree-seeking students do not need to submit standardized test scores.
We ask you to answer the following questions on your application, each in the form of an essay. Review our list of tips for the essays as you prepare your responses.
- Consider something in your life you think goes unnoticed and write about why it's important to you.
- Tell us why you decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition, share with us the academic, extracurricular, or research opportunities you would take advantage of as a student. If applicable, provide details of any circumstance that could have had an impact on your academic performance and/or extracurricular involvement.
If you completed your first undergraduate degree at UW–Madison, you do not need to resubmit your high school transcript or a college transcript for course work completed at UW–Madison. If you completed course work at a university other than UW–Madison, you must submit official transcripts from each college or university. The transcripts should include all college-level course work completed to date.
If you completed your first undergraduate degree at an institution other than UW–Madison, you must submit official transcripts for each college or university. The transcripts should include all college-level course work completed to date.