Learn about our admissions requirements, how we review applications, and how you can get started.
Are you ready to take courses from internationally-recognized faculty who want to mentor undergraduate students? Are you ready to get out of the classroom and into internship and research experiences? Are you ready to belong to an awesome campus community? Then you are ready to become a Phoenix. We want to help.
Here is your step-by-step guide to applying to UW-Green Bay. We are here to walk through this process with you.
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You are more than a GPA and a test score. We want to evaluate you as a person who will learn, grow, and contribute to our campus. To do this, we review your academic background as well as your involvement, skills, and other information you provide.
Here are the admissions guidelines that help us determine a student's likelihood of success at UW-Green Bay:
The online UW System application.
A $44 application fee.
Fee waivers are also available for eligible students.
Your official high school transcripts.
You can request from your high school's counseling office. We accept e-transcripts, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as paper transcripts, which can be sent to:
UW-Green Bay Admissions
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
Your official ACT or SAT scores.
Your official scores must be sent from the testing agency. The best and cheapest way to send us your scores is to designate UW-Green Bay as a score recipient when you sign up to take the test. That way, after you complete the test, the scores are sent directly to us and we will keep them on file at no additional cost to you. If you didn't designate UW-Green Bay to receive your scores, you will need to complete a special request and pay an additional fee to have them sent. When registering for the test, you can indicate UW-Green Bay's college code to have the scores sent. UWGB's ACT college code is 4688. UWGB's SAT college code is 1859.
The best way to determine if you are likely to do well at UW-Green Bay is to review your performance in high school, including your grades in challenging college prep courses.
That's why we require minimum college preparatory units to be considered for admission. Most students complete more than these minimum units.
Many high school students have the opportunity to take honors courses, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or even college courses while enrolled in high school. These are the types of rigorous courses we are looking for. The more challenging the coursework you complete in high school, the more likely you are to be successful in college. Have questions about what courses you should take in high school? Ask us! Contact us to connect with an advisor.
As part of the application process, UW-Green Bay requires that you submit your official ACT or SAT scores. These scores often reflect a student's skill level in basic core content areas.
We highly recommend that students send their test scores to UW-Green Bay. Requesting to have your scores sent when you register for the exam will be the best and cheapest way to ensure UW-Green Bay receives your test scores.
If you have taken the test more than once, it's okay. For admission, we look for your best composite score. Go ahead; when you register for the test, request that we get your scores. You can be confident that we will always look for the scores that give you the best chances for admission.
In addition to your academic background, we value the skills you develop by taking leadership in extracurricular activities, working, and volunteering in your community. In your application, you will have an opportunity to tell us about your involvements; you can start thinking now about how you describe your activities.
Please stay involved! The teamwork, leadership, and work ethic displayed in your involvement may be an important part of your application.
We know you are probably looking for a definitive formula for chances of admission to UW-Green Bay, but it isn't always that simple. Please remember all applications receive comprehensive review, because we consider many factors for admission.
To help you understand your likelihood of admission based on your academic background, we put together a chart (below) that uses a combination of GPA and ACT to tell you the percentage of past term applicants who were admitted within those ranges.
Find your GPA along the left and your ACT score along the bottom. Where those lines meet is the percentage of people who were admitted to UW-Green Bay previously within those ranges.
(Percent of students admitted)
Remember: You are more than a formula, and this information is given simply as an idea of what might happen. As you can see, there are some people with high GPAs or ACTs who were not admitted. And, we sometimes admit students with lower GPAs and ACTs. We look at the whole student and everything you submit in your application to make a decision.
Stuff happens in high school. Sometimes it's things we could have avoided and sometimes it's not. The personal statement on the application has a spot for you to tell us your story. There are often factors that influence your academic background that aren't visible on your transcript, and contributions you can make to UW-Green Bay that we only know if you tell us. It's important that you communicate with us about any special circumstances that impacted your performance in high school. Please take the time to tell us about:
If you need assistance in writing your essays, our advisors will be happy to assist you. Contact us.
Letters of recommendation are not required as part of the application package, but they can be very helpful if you are on the “bubble” for admission. If you think you need a little extra evidence that you are going to be successful in a certain subject area, or overall, a letter of recommendation from a person who can attest to your ability to be successful in the classroom can be helpful.
The UW System provides a very useful Letter of Recommendation form which UW-Green Bay recommends using. The form outlines the most valuable information in the applicant review process, and for this reason, it is the most useful recommendation counselors, educators, and other mentors can provide to our institution. This form may also be used as a guide for the development of a traditional letter of recommendation.
Have your recommender send the letter or recommendation form to our team, but make sure they put your full name and date of birth on the email so we make sure to match it up with the right application. These letters need to be sent to us shortly after you submit your application. We like to make admissions decisions quickly, so please ask for those letters early and make sure your recommenders can send it in a timely fashion.
We care about student success. That's why UW-Green Bay offers a program for students who may not have the strongest academic preparation/proven success in high school but have potential for future success at UW-Green Bay. For these students, admission to UW-Green Bay is conditional upon their participation in the GPS program. Students will be notified at the time of admission that they are required to participate in GPS. Learn more about the GPS program.
Now is a great time to complete your application. Review our helpful hints, how to begin, and what to do after completing the application.
Your first step will be completing the UW System Online Application. This is a common application for most UW universities. Under the list of institutions, select “UW-Green Bay” to apply to our campus.
We also recommend that you read our helpful hints for completing your application.Apply Now
We want you to put your best foot forward in your application. So, the least we can do is give you some hints for preparing your application.
Stuck? Ask for help. You can contact us to speak with an advisor about completing the application. We are here to help.
We want you to know what happens after you apply.
About a week after you have hit submit on the online application you will be receiving a letter from the Admissions Office giving you a Campus ID and Application Number to help you check the status of your application.
This status check will tell you where your application is in the review process. Specifically, you can learn how to complete your application, or if your application is complete and being processed by our Admissions Staff.
Please be sure to quit your browser before leaving your computer. This will help keep your application status information secure.
We're sorry if you need to cancel your application, and hope we will be able to serve you in the future. If you do need to cancel your application, you can do so by completing the online cancel form. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security number so that we may verify your identity.
|What to Send Us||2016 High School Grads||2017 High School Grads|
|Official ACT Scores||Now||Now|
|High School Transcripts||Now||September 1, 2016|
|Online Application||Now||September 1, 2016|
|Application Fee||Now||September 1, 2016|
|Letters of Recommendation||Now||September 1, 2016|
Using the chart above, you can see when you can begin each step in the application process based on your year of graduation. UW-Green Bay has a rolling admissions process. This means we will accept qualified students until we are full or until we reach the calendar deadline. It usually takes us about 2 weeks to review applications.
Application deadlines for Fall 2016 have not yet been set, but we encourage students to complete their Fall 2016 applications as soon as possible.