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Congrats! You're almost a Blugold.

You've been accepted and are on the road to becoming a Blugold. There are some things to do before joining your fellow Blugolds on campus.

We'll walk you through the steps below, but if you want to track the progress of your completed next steps, just log into MyBlugold CampS and view your First-Year Student Guide under the Tasks tile. (Before you can do this, you must first activate your account. See STEP 1: Activate your account below.)

STEP 1: Activate your account

To activate your account, you will need your username and campus ID, which are found in your admit letter or application acknowledgment email (which is sent from our LTS Help Desk within three business days of submitting your application).

Activate your account

STEP 2: Submit your enrollment deposit

After being admitted and activating your account (See STEP 1: Activate your account), log into MyBlugold CampS, select the Admissions tile, and click Pay Enrollment Deposit. From here you will indicate the term you were admitted to, whether you are a first-year or transfer student, and how you wish to pay your deposit.

IMPORTANT! Submitting your enrollment deposit is important as Orientation information is only sent to students who have deposited. To request a waiver for economic hardship or inability to pay, log into your MyBlugold Camps account, select the Admissions tile, and click the Accept button.

Deposits are refundable by May 1 for Fall/Summer and by November 15 for Winter/Spring. To cancel you admission and receive your refund, log into your MyBlugold Camps account, select the Admissions tile, and click the Decline button. Cancellations will also be accepted via email.

STEP 3: Apply for housing

Check out the Housing and Residence Life page to learn more about your residence hall options and packing suggestions! Priority for housing selection is based on your housing application submission date. Students are guaranteed on-campus living if the housing application is submitted by May 1. The housing selection and assignment process will occur in June.

Optional: Select Living Learning Community (LLC) preferences in the housing application.

Submit your housing application here

Questions? Contact Housing at or call 715-836-3674.

STEP 4: Apply for scholarships

Dec. 1 - Priority Deadline
Feb. 1 - Final Deadline

Admitted first-year students are encouraged to fill out the separate Admissions scholarship application to apply. First-year students admitted by the Dec. 1 priority application deadline may be considered for early awards. The final application deadline is Feb. 1

Visit our scholarships page

STEP 5: Apply for financial aid

To be considered for financial assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at You may begin completing the FAFSA in late December of your senior year. Submit your FAFSA as soon as you're able to receive a financial aid package prior to May 1 (our enrollment deposit refund date). For those who apply for financial aid earlier, we will begin sending out financial aid packages in early spring.

For all UW-Eau Claire campuses, the FAFSA Federal School Code is 003917.

Questions? Contact Blugold Central at or 715-836-3000.

NOTE: Your financial aid package may not reflect all incoming scholarships. If you haven't applied for scholarships, please refer to the scholarships page to learn more about eligibility, deadlines, and the application process. For questions about scholarships, call the Admissions Office at 715-836-5415.

STEP 6: Register for a spring Admitted Student Day (optional)

Admitted Student Visit Day, an optional visit exclusively reserved for admitted seniors, offers the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the campus before making a final commitment and attending official Orientation this summer. Parents and family members are welcome to attend, and there will even be a session just for you! Activities available to you include the following:

  • Student-to-student sessions for future and current Blugolds to connect
  • Parent and family discussion session
  • Panel/Q&A with faculty
  • Campus tour
  • Residence hall tours

Register for Admitted Student Day

STEP 7: Register for music auditions, if applicable

Students intending to major or minor in music need to complete a placement and scholarship audition before enrolling. Visit the music website for information on audition schedules and how to register. We recommend registering for your audition as early as possible. Contact the Music Department at or call 715-836-4954.

STEP 8: Register for Placement Testing

Placement testing is required of all new incoming first-year students. Students must take placement tests before attending orientation. Registration will likely become available in March.

Learn more about Placement Testing

STEP 9: Register for Advising and Orientation

Advising appointments and orientation will take place June through August. Students who have paid their $100 enrollment deposit will receive detailed information in mid-February about orientation programming.

Learn more about Orientation

STEP 10: Submit test credit, if applicable

If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, send the official scores to the Advising, Retention and Career Center for evaluation.

STEP 11: Apply for Minnesota Reciprocity, if applicable

The current reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin enables a Minnesota resident to attend Wisconsin public institutions of higher education at rates approximating tuition prevailing in the Minnesota State University System. To receive this reduced tuition, apply using the Online Tuition Reciprocity Application. If you have questions about reciprocity, contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education at 800-657-3866.

STEP 12: Send us your official test score(s)

Before the first day of classes, you will need to send official ACT or SAT scores from the testing agency. (If you applied test-optional, you do not need to send official test scores.) Please note that the test score listed on your transcript is not an official score report. To request an official ACT score, visit the ACT website; to request an official SAT score, visit the SAT website. (UW-Eau Claire's ACT code is 4670; SAT code is 1913.)

STEP 13: Submit final transcript(s)

After graduation, submit an official high school transcript for a review of your senior grades and certification of graduation. If you took college coursework in high school, send a final official transcript from the college/university you took the course(s) through. All transcripts should be sent to Admissions prior to June orientation for best advising. All official transcripts must be sent by your institution directly to UW-Eau Claire through a secured electronic delivery service (Credentials, eScrip, Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.) or US Postal mail to the below address. Emails and faxes are not accepted as official documents.  

UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Altering or failing high school or college coursework could result in cancellation of your admission. For a look at how credits will transfer, visit our Transfer Credit Wizard.

STEP 14: Prepare for move-in + first day of class

Information about how to sign up for your move-in date and time will be included along with your housing assignment information that you will be sent in early June.

Fall semester classes begin on September 4, 2024.

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