Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal

Applying For College

To apply to a University of Wisconsin campus

1. What type of applicant are you?

When you apply for admission to a University of Wisconsin institution, you will be asked to choose one of these categories:

New Freshman/New Student
A degree-seeking undergraduate who is enrolling for the first time and is not transferring credits from any other institution. All new degree-seeking undergraduate students, whether or not they are freshmen by classification/credits, are categorized as new freshmen.

Transfer student
A student who previously earned credits at another institution.

Reentry
A student who was enrolled at a particular institution, left for one or more terms, and then re-enrolled at the original institution.

Reentry/Transfer
A student who had previously attended an institution, left for one or more semesters, and is returning to the same institution with transferable credits.

Graduate/Professional
A student seeking a graduate degree (master’s, education specialist, clinical doctorate, or Ph.D.) or a professional practice student seeking a degree in medicine, pharmacy, law, or veterinary medicine, or a clinical doctorate degree.

Special Student
A student who is enrolling in courses but is not enrolled in a degree program.

2. Will my credits transfer to a University of Wisconsin campus?  

You may be able to receive transfer credit from previous academic work, and some military experience may be eligible for academic transfer credit.  Check the Transfer Information System (TIS) and talk with a UW transfer coordinator to get more information. 

3. Learn how to apply online for all University of Wisconsin institutions

4. Start your online application

To apply to a Wisconsin Technical College Campus

1. How to apply for admission to the Wisconsin Technical Campuses

2. Talk with a WTCS Transfer Coordinator

Ways to Contact Us

1-877-VWE-1640 (893-1640)

veterans@learn.uwsa.edu

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