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Current UW-Madison Student Admissions


Requirements

Are you a current UW–Madison student looking to earn your business degree? Apply for the Wisconsin School of Business undergraduate program. Nearly half of the program’s students are admitted after spending at least a year at UW–Madison.

We encourage you to review the complete list of Wisconsin School of Business undergraduate admissions policies.

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

The application for Fall 2021 admission is closed. The application will open in early March 2022 for Fall 2022 enrollment consideration.

DeadlineDescription
March 2, 2022Undergraduate admission application opens at 8:00 a.m. CT
March 16, 2022Undergraduate admission application closes at 4:00 p.m. CT
On or before July 1, 2022Application decisions announced
September 6, 2022New admits officially become business students

Eligible applicants should apply when they feel their application is strongest, keeping in mind there are a greater number of applicants and admission offers for first-year students looking to start their second year in business. There is no preference based on year in school when making admission decisions.

Ready to Apply?

The Wisconsin undergraduate business program application for current UW–Madison students consists of four parts:

  1. Online application: Available March 2022
  2. Academic record: The minimum GPA to apply is 2.75 at both the time of application and conclusion of the spring term. Your transcripts will be available to us as a part of your UW–Madison records. For additional details on GPA calculation, visit the undergraduate admissions policies page.
  3. Résumé: Check out our résumé resource guide for help.
  4. Essay: View our essay preparation tips.

Admit Rates by Spring Term Cycle

Spring 2019Spring 2020
UW All Applicants55%47%
UW First-year Applicants63%52%
UW Second-year Applicants41%35%
Approximate Average Admit GPA3.55 – 3.65
Approximate mid-80th Percentile GPA Range3.33 – 3.95

Admit rates do not include direct transfer applicants, and vary based on resource capacities and number of submitted applications.

Attend Pre-Business Events

High school student listening to faculty member talks about the BBA program at Direct-Admit event.

The Wisconsin undergraduate business program hosts a number of pre-business events that will help you explore your interest in business and guide you through the application process. These workshops take a sequential approach, and prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend every workshop offered in this series.

Explore pre-business events

Meet With an Advisor

The Wisconsin undergraduate business program offers one-on-one advising for prospective students currently enrolled at UW–Madison. Our pre-business advising team is available to help you prepare for admission and determine if the program is the best fit for you.

Use Starfish to schedule a 15-30 minute appointment with a pre-business advisor.

Current UW–Madison students who are preparing to apply through the pre-business process are welcome to email quick “yes or no”-type questions to the pre-business advising team. Include your student ID number and your @wisc.edu email address.

Email the pre-business advising team

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Wisconsin School of Business provides nearly $1 million in scholarship support to admitted and newly enrolled undergraduate students each year. To be considered for scholarships from the School of Business, a WiSH application is required and FAFSA strongly recommended to be considered for most awards.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about the undergraduate admissions process? Let us know how we can help.

Phone: +1 608-890-2490
Fax: +1 608-265-4190
Email: admissions@wsb.wisc.edu