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University of Wisconsin-Marshfield / Wood County

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for:

New Freshman

Definition: Recent high school graduate or HSED/GED holder.

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission
  • The $44 application fee
  • ACT or SAT scores (if under 21 years of age)
  • Official high school transcripts and/an official copy of your HSED/GED scores (if applicable) and official transcripts of any university or technical college coursework completed while in high school

Required High School Coursework:*

  • 4 English credits
  • 3 Social Science credits
  • 3 Mathematics credits
  • 3 Natural science credits
  • 4 Additional College Preparatory credits

Total: 17 Academic Credits Required for Admission

* Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may be asked to meet with the Director of Student Services to discuss their application.

Adult Student

Definition: Students entering UW-Marshfield/Wood County at 22 years of age or older

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission
  • The $44 application fee
  • Official high school transcripts and/an official copy of your HSED/GED scores (if applicable) and official transcripts of any university or technical college coursework completed while in high school
  • Contact the office of Student Services at 715-389-6530 or email us at msfadmit@uwc.edu and request an appointment to explore your goals, review your background and experience, and determine the best educational start for the life you want.

Re-entry Students

Definition: Students previously enrolled at UW-Marshfield/Wood County but not enrolled at a UW Colleges campus during the prior semester.

Re-Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • Complete a UW System application form (to update your file)
  • Provide official transcripts from any college or university credits earned since attending UW-Marshfield/Wood County
  • No application fee is required
  • Contact Student Services to meet with an advisor to select and register for your classes.

Transfer Students

(Students with credits earned at other universities, technical colleges)

Definition: Students who have attended another university or technical college and are in good academic standing.

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission
  • The $44 application fee (waived for students who have attended another University of Wisconsin System college)
  • Official transcript from college attended
  • Official high school transcripts if transferring with less than 30 earned credits.

Academic Standing:

Students who wish to transfer must be in good academic standing at their previous college (at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average). If you are not in good academic standing, transfer to UW-Marshfield/Wood County is possible only by appealing to the Academic Affairs Committee at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Please contact the Student Services Office at 715-389-6530 for information on the academic appeals process.

  • Academic Appeals Process (128k PDF) (Requires Acrobat Reader)
  • Application Procedures for Academically Disciplined Transfer Students

Special Students

Definition: Non-degree seeking students or those enrolled as "guest" students for six credits or less.

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission.
  • No fee required.
  • No transcripts required.

Special students are limited to earning six credits.

Students who plan to earn more than six credits at UW-Marshfield/Wood County must apply as degree seeking students (see New Freshman, or Transfer Student Links). Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director of Student Services.

Special students are not eligible for financial aid.

High School Students

Definition: High school juniors or seniors who enter as special students through the Youth Options Program or the Michigan Dual Enrollment Program.

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission
  • ACT or SAT scores (if available)
  • Official high school transcripts and a recommendation from your high school counselor
  • No application fee required.

Auditors

Definition: Auditors are those who want to take a course, but do not seek any academic credit for taking it. Distance Education courses, including online courses, are not eligible for audit. All auditors must have approval of the instructor teaching the course. Approval is usually granted unless auditors increase the classroom space requirements or costs of instruction. Michigan Compact students are not eligible for courses on an auditing basis.

Auditors pay approximately 30% of resident or non-resident tuition. Classes can be changed from credit to audit within the first two weeks of the semester. Wisconsin residents who are disabled and receiving federal old-age survivors and disability insurance benefits (OASDI) may audit courses without charge if this will not result in additional laboratory or instructional costs. Students combining audit credits and regular credits pay regular tuition and fees for all of the credits, including those audited.

Wisconsin residents who are 60 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester may audit courses without charge if this will not result in additional laboratory or instructional costs. These students, if combining audit and regular credits, pay tuition for the regular credits only.

For specific information about auditing courses, students should consult the campus course sechedule for the term in which they wish to enroll. For information on fees for auditing a course, consult the UW Colleges website at www.uwc.edu/admissions/definitions/auditors or the UW Colleges campus Student Services Office or Business Office.

Admission is simple – submit the following to the Student Services Office:

  • The University of Wisconsin System application for admission
  • ACT or SAT scores (if available)
  • Official high school transcripts and a recommendation from your high school counselor
  • No application fee required.

International Students

Definition: Students who require I-20 visas to study in the U.S.