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  • Admitted new freshman


    Congratulations on your admission to UW-La Crosse! 

    We look forward to you joining our new freshman class. Please follow the steps outlined below so that you are prepared to join our campus community this coming fall. 


    Next steps for admitted new freshmen:

    1.) Submit the $100 Enrollment Deposit. Housing information will be mailed to you a few business days after you complete this step. Please note: The enrollment and housing deposits are fully refundable upon written request to cancel admission prior to May 1. 

    2.) Complete the Next Steps Checklist that was sent with your admission packet. 

    3.) Join our UWL admissions online community!


    Placement Testing

    Placement Testing information was mailed to every admitted student in February. All admitted students are required to submit placement test results prior to START in June.

    START (STudent Advising, Registration and Transition)
    START (STudent Advising, Registration and Transition) for First-Year Students and Families 

    Admitted first-year students for fall and summer who have submitted the $100 enrollment deposit will receive information in spring about START. Admitted first-year students for spring who have submitted the $100 enrollment deposit will receive information in November about December's START.

    Fall 2016 first-year students will be able to sign-up for a date to attend START after the packets are mailed to home addresses. START at UW-La Crosse is a one-day program offered on June 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 27. Date sign-up occurs on a first-come, first-served basis, and dates will close when we reach the maximum number of students we can accommodate.   At START, first-year students and their families will receive information about attending UW-La Crosse and academic advising to assist students in selecting their first-semester courses. 

    Boost Your Math Placement

    Enroll in UWL's MOOC!  Our MOOC (massive open online course) is for students wishing to improve their math skills. The FREE MOOC will improve your math placement and may save you time and money. It really is free! 

    Important Dates to Consider

    Housing and roommate assignments will be sent in July, and fall semester new student orientation information will be sent in early August. Move-in day is typically the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day, with classes beginning the day after Labor Day.