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Admitted First Year + Transfer Student

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Congratulations on your acceptance to UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. Here are your next steps to start your academic journey:

Activate your account by visiting myusername.uwec.edu. You will need your username and campus ID, which are found in your admit letter or application acknowledgement email.

After being admitted and activating your account (step 1 above), sign into CampS to accept your admission offer.

To be considered for financial assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at fafsa.gov. You may begin completing the FAFSA for the next academic year on Oct. 1. Submit your FAFSA using the UW-Eau Claire FAFSA code (003917) by March 15 to receive a financial aid package prior to May 1. For those who apply for financial aid earlier, we will begin sending out financial aid packages in January. For questions, contact the Solution Center at uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu or 715-788-6244.

Note: If you filed your FAFSA incorrectly using UW-Barron County’s FAFSA code, please contact the Solution Center to resolve the issue at uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu or 715-788-6244.

Feb. 1 priority; April 1 deadline

Admitted first-year and transfer students should visit the scholarship website for the scholarship application, descriptions, criteria and amounts. Students who are accepted by the April 1 application deadline must fill out the separate Admissions scholarship application to apply. Eligible students who are admitted and have a scholarship application submitted by the Feb. 1 priority application deadline may be considered for early awards.

*Note: Students in the Launch Program or the Associate of Arts and Science Online Collaborative program are not eligible for scholarships.

Regional placement testing is required of all new incoming students and can be taken at any UW System campus. Select testing dates are offered at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. Students must take placement tests before attending orientation.

First-year students starting classes in spring should call the Solution Center at 715-788-6244 to schedule a placement test. First-year students starting classes in the fall will receive details in the mail in February with more information about how to schedule their placement test.

Transfer students without transferable college credit for English or Math will need to take UW System placement tests. Students can work with their advisor to determine if placement tests need to be taken.

Note: If there are no longer available test dates, please contact the Solution Center at 715-788-6244 or uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu to learn about your options.

First-year students:

  • Spring students: Students beginning classes in the spring will have a virtual advising appointment in December or January. Students should first accept their admission (see step 2 above), then call the Solution Center at 715-788-6244 to schedule their appointment. Before the appointment, send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.
  • Winterim/Summer students: Students beginning classes in the winterim or summer will have a virtual advising appointment. (Winterim student appointments take place in November or December; summer student appointments will take place in April or May). Students should first accept their admission (see step 2 above), then call the Solution Center at 715-788-6244 to schedule their appointment. Before the appointment, send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.
  • Fall students: New student orientation (one-day session) for students beginning classes in the fall will take place May – August. Students who accept their admission will receive detailed information about orientation in March. Before attending orientation, be sure to send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed to get the best advice on what courses to select.

    Sign up for orientation and learn more about what to expect 

Transfer students/Associate of Arts and Sciences Online Collaborative students: Once you accept your admission, our Solution Center staff will connect you with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will contact you via email to set up a time to discuss your transfer credits and registering for classes. Questions about orientation, advising and registration can be sent to uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu.

If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, send the official scores to UW-Eau Claire. If you have questions, contact the Solution Center staff at uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu or 715-788-6244.

First-year students: After graduation submit an official high school transcript for a review of your senior grades and proof of graduation.

First-year and transfer students: To gain college credit for any college coursework taken, send a final official transcript from the college/university you took the course(s) through. All transcripts should be sent to the Admissions Office prior to orientation for best advising. Altering or failing high school or college coursework could result in cancellation of your admission.

Glenwood Commons, within walking distance to UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, provides optional housing that adds to the college experience. Housing for students is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. To learn more, click here.

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