Skip to main content

Are you ready to join the Blugold family?

It’s time to tell us your story. Through our holistic approach to admitting students, we consider many academic factors but we also seek to learn more about you as an individual. Make sure to use the essay section as an opportunity to share your story with us. What drives you? How do you help others? Why do you feel you would thrive here at UW-Eau Claire?


We begin accepting applications on August 1 for the fall semester of the following year. For fall admission, submit your application and all required documents by February 1 for priority consideration. (December 1 is the priority deadline for the scholarship application.)

How to apply

Please submit the following:

  1. One of the following applications:
    • UWEC-specific application
      Note: The UWEC-specific application is only available for students applying for the summer or fall 2024 terms. Students applying for spring 2025 or later will need to use one of the other two application options below.)
  2. $25 application fee
    Note: You will be able to indicate your need for a fee waiver on your application. If you have already submitted your application, please email to request a fee waiver and explain the reason for your need (e.g. eligible for free and reduced lunch, etc.).
  3. High school transcript
    Note: An unofficial initial high school transcript may be uploaded during the application process. An official final high school transcript will be required prior to enrollment.
  4. ACT or SAT scores (writing portion not required) - Submission of ACT/SAT scores is optional through summer 2027. Click here for more information about what it means to apply as test-optional.
    Note: If official test scores have not been sent, students may self-report test scores through the UWEC-specific application or through their MyBlugold CampS portal after activating their UWEC account. Students will be required to submit official ACT or SAT score results before the first day of classes if they did not choose to apply test-optional.

Note: If you’re a military member, submit Joint Service Transcript or Transcript for Community College of the Air Force.

When will you hear from us?

Typically you can expect to receive a decision within 2-3 weeks of us receiving all your application materials.

Postponed decisions

Applicants who apply prior to February 1 and meet college preparatory credit requirements may have an admission decision postponed. Those with postponed applications will be considered on a space-available basis. If updated materials are received by February 15, students will be notified of a final decision no later than March 15.

  • Already applied? Check your application status
  • Already admitted? Complete your next steps
  • Questions? Get the answers to the frequently asked questions about the admissions process to UW-Eau Claire and more!
  • Not a first-year student?

    Select your student type below to see your application process.

    Select your student type:
    We want to hear from you

    Please enter your name

    Please enter a valid email address

    Please enter a valid phone number

    Please enter a message