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. You can submit your application and all required documents for fall 2019, beginning on Sept. 1, 2018. Submit by Feb. 1, 2019 for priority consideration. Application received after Aug. 1, 2019 will be considered on a space-available basis. Applicants are considered using the guidelines below.

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Admissions criteria and application process

Please expand the accordions below to view criteria we look at for admission to UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, the units required, other academic factors and non-academic factors and instructions on how to apply.

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.

Please submit the following:

  • A completed UW System application for admission
  • A $50 application fee online at time of application submission, or log back into your application to pay the fee. Fee waiver available for financial hardship. 
  • Official high school transcript (and official college transcripts, if applicable)
  • An official ACT/SAT score report for all students under the age of 22 who have fewer than 18 transferable credits. The writing portion is not required. Contact Admissions if you are unable to obtain an official test score.
    • Note: To request an official ACT score, visit the ACT website; to request an official SAT score, visit the SAT website. (ACT code is 4653; SAT code is 1772)

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

To apply for fall 2019 and forward start terms, send admission materials to:

UW-Eau Claire Admissions
Schofield 111
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Note: For spring and summer 2019 start terms, send application materials for UW- Eau Claire  -- Barron County: UW Colleges Admissions Office| 780 Regent Street | Madison, WI 53715.

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