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You are considered a special student if you have graduated from a recognized high school, or have the educational equivalent, but are not currently seeking a degree. Please note that special students are not eligible for financial aid, but are eligible to work on campus and may apply for the Returning Adult Student Fund.
Because of the demand for some courses and limitations on enrollment, degree-seeking students will be given priority over Special Students. If the graduate enrollment period is open, graduate special students can register as soon as the online Payment Plan Agreement has been submitted. You can contact the Registration Office for additional questions at (715) 836-2425.
Some courses require permission to enroll from the department or an instructor. If a course you would like to take requires permission to enroll, please contact the department offering that course (not Registration or the Admission Offices).
Bonnie Isaacson advises all special students at UW-Eau Claire (except high school specials). Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any advising questions.
If you are looking to get ahead of the game and take college courses while still in high school we have three options for you.
Must be a junior or senior in the top 25% of the class OR in the top 50% of their class with an ACT composite of 24 or greater (SAT V+M of 1110 or greater).
If the student doesn't meet the above criteria, he/she will need to apply as an Exception Enrollment Student. Usually a high school student who can provide substantial and convincing letters of recommendation and/or data demonstrating high ability in a specific area of University study. (Send the documentation with your PI-8700/PI-8900 form.) For more information, contact the UW-Eau Claire Admission Office.
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Since both Youth Option Program participants and high school specials registration for courses is on a space available basis, the University recommends that several courses be approved at the time of school district approval; otherwise a student may find all approved courses filled and no option to enroll at the University. The Office of Registration may be able to supply information on possible spaces in courses at the end of freshman orientation in late July for the fall semester.
Courses should be limited to beginning level (100/200) courses not having a prerequisite. Students should have exhausted all course work offered at the high school before considering advanced course work at the University.
If a student is approved to take coursework under the Youth Option/Course Option Program and then registers for coursework that has not been approved by the school district, the student must notify school board immediately.
If you have any questions about the procedures, please contact your high school counselor and/ or the Office of Admissions at the University (715-836-5415).
Have you attended UW-Eau Claire as a degree-seeking student in the past and are ready to come back for more? Did you know that you can take one full term off and not need to reapply? If you have been away for two or more semesters and are ready to come back, check out the steps below to be a Blugold again!
Your application will be sent to the Dean's Office of the college you are hoping to enter. Please use the applicant statement to address the suspension and include any information you would like the Dean's Office to know when reviewing your application.
You are considered a Second Degree student if you have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and you are applying to UW-Eau Claire to earn another undergraduate degree. You may also apply under this status if you are planning to take undergraduate pre-requisite courses for a graduate program. If your first degree was from UW-Eau Claire, please view reentry students information.
We will begin to accept applications for the spring semester (January) on February 1, and for the fall semester on September 15. Priority deadlines are November 1 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission. We strongly encourage students with transfer credit to apply for admission as early as possible.
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Your transcripts will be forwarded to the appropriate academic department once you have been admitted. An adviser will audit your transcripts and determine the courses you need to complete to earn a second degree. See the Second Degree Advisers list of advisers.
The Admissions Office will prepare an official transfer credit evaluation for any undergraduate coursework taken after completion of your first degree. This information will be available to your adviser when you meet with him or her to discuss your second degree.
If you have a bachelor degree and are interested in pursuing a teaching certification check out your steps to apply by clicking the button below. If you have questions about this program, feel free to review our frequently asked questions or contact us with any additional questions.
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