Frequently Asked Questions

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Applying

What are the criteria for admission to UW-Platteville?

All applications receive a comprehensive review. Learn more about the Admission Guidelines for new freshman, home-schooled and transfer students.

When can I apply?

Students can apply online for the following fall semester beginning on September 1. Review of applications begins on September 15. Students with a complete application file typically receive notice of admission within two weeks.

Is there a deadline for applying?

There is no deadline for applying. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications are processed as long as space is available or until enrollment goals have been met. 

What items are required for a complete application?

Learn more about the Application Process and the items required to complete an application.

Do you require letters of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation are not required but may be requested of some applicants. View the Admission Guidelines for additional information.

Do I have to take the writing portion of the ACT or SAT?

At this time, the writing portion of the ACT and SAT is not required.

How long until I hear if I was admitted?

Students with a complete application file typically receive notice of admission within two weeks.

How can I check my application status?

Track your application status with Pioneer Administrative Software System (PASS). It’s your single place to view admission-related items, financial aid and other important steps. Username and password information is emailed to applied students. Log in to check your status today! 

Admitted

What happens after I'm admitted?

Already been admitted? Congratulations! Be sure to visit the Checklist for Admitted Students to make sure that you have your spot reserved in the upcoming class.

Does this mean that my spot is reserved?

There are several items that must be completed to ensure that your spot in the upcoming class. This includes paying your enrollment deposit and housing pre-payments and signing up for New Student Registration. View the Checklist for Admitted Students for additional details.

What is the enrollment deposit? Is it refundable?

Returning your signed enrollment contract and enrollment deposit is the first step to reserving your place in the upcoming class. The enrollment deposit is $100 ($200 for Tri-State Initiative students) and will be applied to your account. For a refund of the enrollment deposit, a request must be made in writing to the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services and be received by May 1. Requests received by this date are 100% refundable.

What is the housing pre-payment? Is it refundable?

Returning your signed Residence Hall Rental Agreement and pre-payment is the first step to reserving your place in the residence halls. The housing pre-payment is $100 and will be applied to your account. For a refund of the housing pre-payment, a request must be made in writing to the Department of Residence Life and be received by May 1. Requests received by this date are 75% refundable.

Scholarships

What kinds of scholarship opportunities do you offer?

UW-Platteville offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for new and continuing students. View Scholarship Opportunities for new students.

How do I apply for scholarships?

The application process varies for each scholarship. View Scholarship Opportunities for additional information on applications and deadlines.

When are your scholarship deadlines?

Deadlines vary for each scholarship. View Scholarship Opportunities for additional information on applications and deadlines.

Residence Life

Where can I live on campus?

UW-Platteville offers 9 traditional and 2 suite-style (soon to be 3) residence hall options for students. Check out our newest residence hall, Bridgeway Commons, scheduled to open in fall 2013.

Do I have to live on campus?

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents policy states that all freshman and sophomore students must live in university residence halls unless they meet established criteria for exemption. View the details of the Residency Requirement.

When will I find out my housing assignment?

Housing assignments are processed in the order received and will be sent out in early July but only to students who have submitted the Residence Hall Rental Agreement and pre-payment. 

Where can I learn more about housing?

Check out additional Residence Life FAQs.

New Student Registration

What is New Student Registration?

New Student Registration is a day for incoming new students and their parents/guests to learn more about the transition to UW-Platteville. Students will also register for fall classes on this day with the assistance of faculty and peer advisors.  NSR is your first official day as a UW-Platteville Pioneer.

Where can I learn more about New Student Registration?

Check out additional FAQ about New Student Registration.

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