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.)
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.
STEP 2: Submit your enrollment deposit
- Select Pay Enrollment Deposit from the Quick Links list.
- Select Make a Payment.
- Indicate the term to which you were admitted.
- Select whether you are a first-year or transfer student.
- Select how you wish to pay your deposit(s). NOTE: If you plan to stay in the residence halls, you can pay your $75 housing deposit at the same time you pay your enrollment deposit.
IMPORTANT! Submitting your enrollment deposit is important as Orientation information is only sent to deposited students beginning in mid-March. 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 refunds, log into your MyBlugold Camps account, select the Admissions tile, and click the Decline button. Cancellations will also be accepted via email.
STEP 3: Submit housing deposit + 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 assignments is based on your housing application submission date. Students are guaranteed on-campus living if the application and deposit are submitted by May 1. You will have your housing assignment prior to Orientation in June.
Both steps below are required to secure your spot in the residence halls.
- Submit your $75 housing deposit. (See STEP 2: Submit your enrollment deposit)
- Submit your housing application.
Questions? Contact Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-836-3674.
STEP 4: Apply for scholarships
Dec. 1 - Priority Deadline
Feb. 1 - Final Deadline
Admitted new first-year students who meet minimum scholarship criteria at the point of admission and are accepted by the Feb. 1 application deadline must fill out the separate Admissions scholarship application to apply. Eligible new first-year students admitted by the Dec. 1 priority application deadline may be considered for early awards. Students receiving scholarships will be notified by the beginning of April of their high school senior year.
STEP 5: Apply for financial aid
Mar. 15 - Priority Deadline
To be considered for financial assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at fafsa.gov. You may begin completing the FAFSA on October 1 of your senior year. Submit your FAFSA by March 15 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 December or January.
For all UW-Eau Claire campuses, the FAFSA Federal School Code is 003917.
Questions? Contact Blugold Central at email@example.com 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 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. Audition early, as the Music Department uses a rolling admissions system. Questions? Contact the Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-836-4954.
STEP 7: Register for Placement Testing
Regional placement testing is required of all new incoming first-year students. Students must take placement tests before attending orientation. Registration begins on March 15.
STEP 8: Register for a Virtual Advising Appointment + In-Person Blugold Experience Day
Virtual advising appointments will be held throughout the month of June. On this date, you will meet virtually with an academic advisor to get your fall class schedule and learn more about being a Blugold. Students who have paid their $100 enrollment deposit will receive detailed information in late March and will be able to sign up for a date in early April. Before you attend your virtual advising appointment, be sure to send an official transcript for any college work in progress or completed so you can get the best advice on what courses to select.
In-person Blugold Experience Days will be held in July and August. Students and families can check out the bookstore and pick up textbooks, get their Blugold ID, connect with staff and faculty, view helpful presentations and other resources, tour residences halls and the rest of campus, have lunch on campus, etc. Registration will open in early April.
STEP 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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. Tentative move-in dates are Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1.
Fall semester classes begin on September 6, 2022.
STEP 14: Download these apps
UW-Eau Claire offers three free apps to all Blugolds, each offering unique benefits and helpful ways for you to stay connected.
Navigate Student is a personalized app all first-year Blugolds are strongly encouraged to download. Designed to help you adjust and excel during your first year at college, Navigate includes important reminders, to-do's, schedules and upcoming deadlines specific to you. It is also the primary way to schedule appointments with faculty and staff. It is recommended you download the app as soon as possible, as important messages are communicated through the app throughout the summer.
Blugold Connect helps you explore more than 230 UWEC student clubs, organizations and programs — and is your first step in getting involved and meeting other students that share your interests. Download the app to stay in the know regarding upcoming events and happenings related to your chosen extracurriculars.
Handshake connects you with thousands of employers — and work opportunities — across the globe. Used heavily by our Career Center and employer partners, Handshake allows you to explore work-study opportunities, discover internships, apply for jobs, and read company reviews — all in one spot.
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