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Admitted First Year + Transfer Student

Congrats – opportunities await!

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

1. Activate your account

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.

2. Accept your admission

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

3. Apply for financial aid

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.

 

4. Apply for scholarships

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.

5. Register for and complete placement tests

All incoming students are required to take placement tests. Tests must be completed at least ten days before your scheduled Orientation date unless taken on campus. 

You have options for completing your tests this fall:

  • Complete your tests in person at UWEC – Barron County
    In-person placement tests are held on our Rice Lake campus and are proctored by a staff member. Placement tests will be held on June 9th, June 21st, July 14th, July 26th and August 19th. You must register for in-person placement testing that is taking place at least 10 days before your Orientation date. 
    • Please note that it takes about one week for tests taken in person to be scored and sent to UW-Eau Claire. We highly recommend that you take them as soon as possible to ensure you're able to register for your classes on time.
  • Complete your tests online
    You may also take your placement tests online – click here to register. You will be asked to log in with your campus username and password to complete the registration form before taking the exam. Within two business days of registering (but more likely within a few minutes), you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exams.
    • Please note that online options for testing are not proctored and require more processing time.
  • All students are required to complete the Math and English tests, and if you have had two or more years of French, German, or Spanish, take the placement exam for that language.
  • 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.

If you have questions regarding placement testing, please contact Sara Potter at pottersk@uwec.edu.

6. Register for orientation

First-year students:

  • Fall students:  New Student Orientation for students beginning classes in the fall will take place May – August. Students who accept their admission will receive detailed information about orientation in April. 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.
    Orientation Registration - have you signed up yet?

    To register, follow the process below:

    • Go to MyBlugoldCamps.
    • Log in using your username and password created during the admission process when you activated your account. For help with your account, click here.
    • After logging in, select the “Admissions" tile.
    • Choose “Orientation Registration” and check for your name at the top of the screen.
    • Follow the steps to complete your registration.
     
  • Winterim/Summer students: Students beginning classes in the winterim or summer will have a virtual or in-person 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 schedule an 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.

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.

7. Submit test credit

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 Admissions. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the testing agencies to have the official scores sent.   If you have questions, contact the Solution Center staff at uwecbcinfo@uwec.edu or 715-788-6244.

8. Submit final transcript(s)

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 UW- Eau Claire Admissions Office prior to orientation for best advising. Altering or failing high school or college coursework could result in cancellation of your admission.

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

9. Apply for housing (optional)

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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