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    Undergraduate Application Process

    To apply for undergraduate admission, please follow the instructions below.

    • $44 Application Fee: Payable with a credit card at the same time you submit an online application.
    • Academic Records: Official or attested copies of academic records in all previous secondary school and post-secondary education undertaken, whether or not the program was completed.  This includes all transcripts, mark sheets, and national examination results.  Academic records issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by official (school-issued or certified) literal English translations.  Photocopies, scanned or notarized copies are not accepted as official documents.
    • *Transfer applicants: If you are seeking transfer credits, course descriptions must be submitted before you begin your studies at UW-L.

    • English Language Proficiency: Submit an official TOEFL score of at least 73 iBT or 550 pBT; or an official IELTS score of at least 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all subscores. UW-La Crosse’s institutional code is 1914.
    • Undergraduate applicants who do not have the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score may be considered for conditional admission.  Students who are conditionally admitted are required to complete the UW-L English as a Second Language program.
    • Scholarship application (Optional) - UW-La Crosse offers a partial merit-based scholarship to new international students with outstanding academic records.  

    Deadlines

    • Fall - July 15
    • Spring - December 15
    • Summer - May 1

    Please send all application materials to:

    Admissions Office
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    1725 State Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    USA

    Graduate Application Process

    To apply for graduate admission, please follow the instructions below.

    • $56 Application Fee: Payable with a credit card at the same time you submit an online application.
    • Academic Records: Official or attested copies of academic records for all post-secondary education, whether or not the program was completed.  This includes all transcripts, mark sheets, and national examination results.  Academic records issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by official (school-issued or certified) literal English translations.  Photocopies, scanned or notarized copies are not accepted as official documents.

    *Applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program with credentials from outside the U.S. must also submit a professional credential evaluation from the Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services.

    • English Proficiency: Submit an official TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT or 550 pBT; or an official IELTS score of at least 6.0. UW-La Crosse’s institutional code is 1914.
      • Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking country may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
    • Program Specific Requirements: Some graduate programs may require additional information. Please contact your intended graduate program directly to inquire about any additional requirements they might have. Official GRE or GMAT (for the MBA program) scores are required by some graduate programs.

    Deadlines

    • Graduate application deadlines vary by program.  Please check with the graduate program to which you are applying for application deadlines.  

    Please send all application materials to:

    Admissions Office
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    1725 State Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601 
    USA

    ESL Application Process

    The English as a Second Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers courses at six levels of English proficiency from beginning to advanced level.  The ESL Institute provides instruction for those who wish to strengthen their English skills for personal or professional reasons or to meet the requirements for degree study at UW-L.

    To apply for ESL admission, please follow the steps below:

    • Academic Records: Official or attested copies of academic records in all previous secondary school and post-secondary education undertaken, whether or not the program was completed.  This includes all transcripts, mark sheets, and national examination results.  Academic records issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by literal English translations.  Photocopies, scanned or notarized copies are not accepted as official documents.

    Deadlines

    • Fall - July 15
    • Spring - December 15
    • Summer - May 1

    Please send all application materials to:

    Admissions Office
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    1725 State Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601 
    USA

    Exchange Student Application Process
    We're glad that you will be joining us as an exchange student from one of our partner institutions!  
    • Academic Records: Submit your university transcripts. Non-English documents must be accompanied by an English translation.
    • Passport: Submit a copy of your passport page which contains your photo, name, country of origin, birth date, etc.
    • English Language Proficiency: Submit a TOEFL score of at least 73 iBT or 550 pBT; or an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all subscores.  
    • Proof of Funding: Submit a completed Financial Certification Form and accompanying bank statement.  For immigration purposes, you must prove that you are able to fund your studies as an exchange student at UW-L.
    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Robert Packard, International Admissions Specialist.

    Please send all application materials to:

    Admissions Office
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    1725 State Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601 
    USA