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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 included within your admission packet and below so that you are prepared to join our campus community this coming fall. 

How to Submit a Schedule Change Request

Your admission is contingent on successful completion of your senior year schedule as indicated on your application; therefore, you must receive prior approval to make a schedule change. 

To submit a schedule change, email the following information in the format below: 

  1. Course(s) name you would like to drop
  2. Course(s) name you would like to add to replace dropped course
  3. Reason for the schedule change
  4. Full name and date of birth or student ID

You will receive a response accepting or denying the change. Please allow up to five business days for the Admissions Office to review your request and send a response. 

Next Steps

  1. Submit the $100 Enrollment Deposit through your WINGS Student Center. Housing information will be mailed to you a few business days after you complete this step. Please note: The enrollment deposit is fully refundable upon written request to cancel admission prior to May 1. 
  2. Complete the Fall 2017 Next Steps Checklist (printed on bright green paper) that was sent with your admission packet. 
  3. Connect with us on social media

Placement Tests

Placement Testing information was mailed to admitted students on February 1. Take Placement Tests before May 31 to ensure we receive scores in time for START. If we do not receive scores in time for START, you will not be able to register for a math, English, or foreign language course fall semester. 

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! 

Timeline by Month

  • October: Submit FAFSA beginning in October.
  • February: Sign up to take Placement Tests before May 31.
  • April: Make sure you have submitted the enrollment deposit so that you receive START information in the mail in April. 
  • May 31: Deadline to sign-up for START and to take placement Tests. 
  • June: Attend START on your registered date. 
  • July: Housing and Roommate assignments will be emailed to your UWLAX email account.
  • September: Move-in Labor Day weekend and begin fall classes on Tuesday!