First-Year Application

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. For fall admission, submit your application and all required documents by December 1 for priority consideration and by February 1 to be considered on a space-available basis. December 1 is also the priority deadline for scholarships.

How to apply

Please submit the following:

  1. UW System application
  2. Pay $50 application fee online at time of application submission, or log back into your application to pay the fee.
  3. Official high school transcript (and official college transcripts, if applicable)
  4. An official ACT (writing portion not required) or equivalent SAT score report for all students under the age of 22. 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)

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

This information should be sent to:

UW-Eau Claire Admissions
Schofield 111
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

When will you hear from us?

You can expect a decision within about two 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 and will be notified of a final decision no later than March 15.

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