Admission to UW-La Crosse is Competitive.
For Fall 2015, we received nearly 7,000 applications for a freshman class of 2,050. Students completing rigorous courses, including senior year, will be stronger candidates for admission.The admission decision is determined by the primary and secondary factors in the application.
While academic preparation is the primary criterion used in the admissions review process, we consider other nonacademic secondary factors that may contribute to the strength of an application, including:
Academic Preparation (Course rigor) for UW-La Crosse Applicants
of an admitted applicant
Algebra 1, Geometry, Advanced Algebra
At least 2 credits from biology, chemistry, physics, earth science,
or advanced courses in these disciplines
Chosen from the above areas, foreign language, fine arts, computer science,
and other academic areas
Applying for fall term?
Apply beginning September 15. All complete applications received by February 1 will receive full consideration for admission. Applications received or completed after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
Applying for spring term?
Apply beginning September 1. Applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
To Apply, You Will Need to Submit:
When will you receive an admissions decision?
Once we have received all the materials required for your application, you will receive an admission decision in three to five weeks via USPS. You can also track your application status online through WINGS. Access information will be sent to students after they submit an application.
Some applicants may be placed on a postpone list, in which an admission decision is made at a later date. Review of the postponed students begins in early December and continues thereafter, dependent upon the number of applications received and space available in the freshman class. These applicants are typically contacted after the application priority date of February 1 with an update on their status. They will be notified of a final admission decision no later than May 1.
If you have been admitted to UW-La Crosse, congratulations! Check out our admitted new freshman page to complete your next steps.
If you are taking college credit during high school through a UW System or Wisconsin Technical College System campus, determine how your credit will transfer using the
Transfer Information System Credit Wizard.