Some students take courses at UW-Green Bay without pursuing a degree from UWGB. These students are called “Special Students.” Learn more about who is a Special Student and how to apply as a Special Student.
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How does it work? Here is what you need to know about applying to UW-Green Bay.
Some high-achieving high school students want to get a jumpstart on college courses by taking classes at UW-Green Bay while in high school. Sometimes students in Youth Options and Course Options programs are eligible to have their costs covered by their school district. See your school counselor for more information about Youth Options or Course Options.
Some students want to attend courses at UW-Green Bay only for the summer or winterim terms, and will use this option to transfer credits to another college where they are planning to complete a degree. Of course, any student wanting to use UW-Green Bay courses to fulfill requirements at another university should check with their primary university regarding how classes they take a UW-Green Bay will transfer.
These are students who have graduated from high school but have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree, and are not currently pursuing a degree at UW-Green Bay.
These are students who already have a baccalaureate degree (or higher) and would like to enroll in undergraduate or graduate level courses.
Whatever your reason for being a Special Student, would love to have you take courses at UW-Green Bay.
We try to make the process for admission as a special student simple, but we do ask that you meet all of the requirements and criteria listed here.
High School Special and Youth Options or Course Options Program: Typically, high school students are expected to meet the following guidelines:
Typically, other Special Students should have graduated from high school at least two years prior to their desired entry term and be in good standing (academically and financially) at any previous institutions. Students who were previously denied admission to UW-Green Bay will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The two-year expectation may be waived for summer-only students.
Please note, Special Students are not eligible to receive financial aid through UW-Green Bay.
Now is a great time to begin 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.
When you are asked the “Reason for Applying,” be sure to select “Special Student.” We also recommend that you read our helpful hints for completing your application.
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.
Often, the completed application is the only information required for a special student. If we need more information, we will be sure to let you know.
For students not seeking a degree at UW-Green Bay, the application deadline for Spring 2016 is Tuesday, January 26, 2016 and the completion deadline is Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The application deadline for Fall 2016 has not yet been set.
|What to Send Us||Fall 2016||Spring 2017||Summer 2017|
|Online Application||Now||August 1||August 1|
|Youth Options Form||Now||August 1||August 1|
|Course Options Form||Now||August 1||August 1|
|Youth Options Information and Approval Form||Now||August 1||August 1|
|Course Options Information and Approval Form||Now||August 1||August 1|
Review all Admissions Deadlines for further information.
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.