Direct Admit Wisconsin

Direct Admit Wisconsin Logo with university logos surrounding itThe Universities of Wisconsin provide a place for all Wisconsin high school students to access a world-class public education. We have a place waiting for you. Start your path to your UW with Direct Admit Wisconsin.

  • No admission application!
  • No application fee!
  • No hassle!
Direct Admit Wisconsin Next Steps
  • Connect with your school counselor and agree to participate during your junior year.
  • Register for senior year classes and make sure you are on track to graduate.
  • Look for your Direct Admit letter in July before your senior year!
  • Explore and connect with the university or universities offering you direct admission.
  • Explore financial aid options and complete the FAFSA, if eligible.
  • Make your final decision and say “Yes!” to a UW university.

 Participating Universities
You could be directly admitted to one or all of these participating UW universities and/or branch campuses:

  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • UW-Parkside
  • UW-Platteville
  • UW-River Falls
  • UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-Stout
  • UW-Superior
  • UW-Whitewater

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get directly admitted?
You must be enrolled in a participating high school and agree to participate in the program. If you are on track to complete the credits required for admission, you will receive an admission offer through Direct Admit Wisconsin based on your unweighted GPA at the end of your junior year.

What is the deadline to opt out?
Students and families in the Class of 2025 must opt out by June 3, 2024. 

Do I need to submit my ACT or SAT scores to participate in Direct Admit Wisconsin?
No, test scores are not part of the Direct Admit Wisconsin admission criteria. However, a student may need to submit test scores to their selected university for scholarships or course placement.

What happens if I am not direct admitted to my UW university of interest, or I want to apply to a non- participating university?
Students can and should apply through the traditional online application process for any UW university they want to attend that is not listed in the Direct Admit letter. The application allows students to provide more information about their academic potential, participation in activities, and life circumstances.

When will students receive their Direct Admit Wisconsin offer of admission?
Direct Admit Wisconsin offer letters will be sent out in July 2024.

Is there a deadline to accept my offer?
Yes. You must complete the Direct Admit form by May 1, 2025.

Learn more about Direct Admit Wisconsin and how 
you can participate at wisconsin.edu/direct-admissions.

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