Check Application Status

Once we receive your application for admission, we will send you an application acknowledgment. If you provide us with an e-mail address, the acknowledgement will be sent via e-mail. If you do not supply an email address, you will receive the acknowledgement letter in the mail.

The acknowledgement will include your campus ID number, which can then be used to activate your UW NetID and check your application status.

This online system enables you to:

  • Check to make sure we've received all of your application materials and, if we haven't, see a list of exactly what we do not have (e.g., application fee, test scores, etc.)
  • View your admission decision
  • Check the details we have on file about you, including residency status and term of entry
  • Update your mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Monitor the status of your financial aid application and accept your award
  • Accept or decline an offer of admission

To check your application status:

  • Visit the My UW website and log in
  • Click on the Student Center link located on the upper right corner of the screen

Activating Your NetID

Before you can access the My UW website, you must activate your UW NetID. To do so, you'll need your 10-digit campus ID number (found in your application acknowledgment letter or e-mail) and birth date. Once you activate your NetID, you will assign yourself a password and then be authorized to access the My UW web portal and your application status information.

Forgot Your Campus ID, NetID, or Password?

Your campus ID number was sent to you with your application acknowledgement e-mail. It will likely begin with a 906 or 907. If you cannot find your campus ID number, send an e-mail to onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu or call our admissions office at 608-262-3961 and we will resend your acknowledgement e-mail to you. (We will not be able to provide you with your campus ID number over the phone.)

Your NetID is initially activated when you first log onto our application status check website. It is randomly generated and typically includes some combination of your first, middle, and last name. If you have forgotten your NetID, call the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Help Desk at 608-264-HELP and they will reset it for you.

If you’ve activated your NetID but have forgotten your NetID password, you can reset it online with the NetID Password Reset Utility, or you can call the Help Desk at 608-264-HELP.