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Admission guidelines and application process

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County offers open admission and is committed to providing access to quality higher education with a 99% acceptance rate. We begin accepting applications on August 1 for the next year’s fall semester. Submit by February 1 for priority consideration. All applications received after August 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Minimum required units (17 total)

Units* identified below are the minimum required for admission consideration. If you have concerns about meeting the below units, contact Admissions.

Units | Subjects

4 English
3 Mathematics: 1 of algebra, 1 of geometry 
3 Natural Science 
3 Social Science/History 
4 Electives: chosen from foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic areas
*A unit equals one year of high school study or equivalent.

How to apply

Please submit the following:

  • One of the following applications:
    • UWEC-specific application
      Note: The UWEC-specific application is only available for students applying for the summer or fall 2024 terms. Students applying for spring 2025 or beyond will need to use one of the other two application options below.) 
    • UW System application (recommended if you want to apply to multiple UW System schools)
    • Common App (available only for first-year students, not transfer students)
  • $25 application fee
    Note: You will be able to indicate your need for a fee waiver on your application. If you have already submitted your application, please email to request a fee waiver and explain the reason for your need (e.g. eligible for free and reduced lunch, etc.).

  • Official high school transcript
    Note: An unofficial initial high school transcript may be uploaded during the application process. An official final high school transcript will be required prior to enrollment.

  • Official ACT/SAT scores (for first-year students) - Submission of ACT/SAT scores is optional through summer 2027. Click here for more information about what it means to apply as test-optional.
    Note: Not required for transfer students.

  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended

Note: If you’re a military member, submit Joint Service Transcript or Transcript for Community College of the Air Force.

Official transcripts can be sent by your institution through a secured electronic delivery service or via US Postal to the address below:

UW-Eau Claire Admissions
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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