Admission to a particular degree program is based upon evaluation of the student's academic record and previous experience by the graduate faculty of the department or departments offering the program. In addition to a University application, some departments require their own application. Please see Graduate Program Fact Sheets for information on individual programs, program admission requirement and for department contacts. Listed below is a recommended sequence for applying to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire:
2. Schedule appropriate standardized tests if necessary such as (a) the Pre-Professional Skills Test for those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching; (b) the GRE for those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching Biology, Master of Science in Teaching Biology, Master of Science in Education-School Psychology, Master of Science in Communication Disorders or (c) the GMAT for those pursuing the Master of Business Administration.
3. Preferred deadlines for application and supporting documentation for most programs are July 1, December 1 and May 1 for Fall, Spring and Summer (respectively). Some programs have earlier deadlines: Nursing (DNP and MSN) - January 4 priority deadline (however, DNP and MSN applications accepted until seats filled); Communication Disorders - November 1 (online program) or February 1 (residential program); History - March 1; School Psychology - March 1.
4. Wisconsin statutes require that a $56 application fee accompany each application for admission. Wisconsin law does not permit exemption or waiver of the application fee. The fees are non-refundable and not applicable to any other University fee or bill. Your application for admission will not be processed until the application fee has been received. You may pay be credit card when you apply on-line or checks should be made payable to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
5. On the application, list all colleges and/or universities attended. Arrange to have one official copy of transcripts from each institution where you obtained a degree (except UW-Eau Claire) sent directly to the Admissions Office. UW-Eau Claire graduates or former students: the submission of the application constitutes authorization for the Admissions Office to request your UW-Eau Claire transcript from the Records Office; please do not request an official transcript. All transcripts become a part of your permanent file and cannot be returned.
6. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as applications for graduate assistantships, fellowships and Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowships. March 1 is the deadline for preferred consideration, although some programs may have earlier deadlines. Please check with the appropriate College/Department for information. Students applying after March 1 will be considered for awards if monies are available.