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First Year + Transfer Student

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:
    • 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: If the fee is a financial hardship, please contact admissions@uwec.edu to request a fee waiver and explain the reason for your need (e.g. eligible for free and reduced lunch, income loss due to COVID-19, 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) - In accordance with the resolution made by the UW System Board of Regents, UW-Eau Claire is not requiring test scores for students applying for any term up to and including spring 2023. Choosing to apply test-optional means that your ACT/SAT scores will not be considered as part of your admissions review process. (Click here for more information.)
    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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