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After You Apply
Within a few days of submitting the online application you will be receiving a letter from the Admissions Office giving you a Campus ID and Application Number. You will use these to check the status of your application online. This status check will tell you if we are missing items that are needed to complete your application, or if your application is complete and being processed by our Admissions staff.
Three Potential Decisions
One possibility is that you will be admitted. You will get a thick envelope in the mail containing a lot of information, including your UWGB email address and instructions for your next steps. You can find more details on the Admitted Students page.
Another possibility is that you get a letter stating that you have been put on a waiting list. This sometimes happens for students whose academic background is a bit weaker than we like to see. Students on the waiting list are encouraged to send updated information (such as semester grades or new test scores) in order to show evidence of improvement.
The third possibility is that admission might be denied. If you want to submit additional information that you think we did not take into consideration during our decision, feel free to do so. We call this an “appeal” of the decision. If you are interested in starting your college work elsewhere with the intention of transferring to UW-Green Bay, please contact the Admissions Office at 920.465.2111 or email@example.com. We will be happy to help you work out a strategy for starting your college career and earning transfer coursework. We are committed to helping students find access to higher education and we have many relationships with other institutions where you can begin your college education.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACT/SAT: Why do you need my ACT/SAT scores?
We require official ACT/SAT scores for all freshmen applicants, and for all transfer applicants who have not completed at least 15 transferable credits, including an English composition course. If you are a transfer student with credits in progress that will meet the parameters above, we can delay your decision until the end of your current semester. Be cautioned, however, that there may be implications with both admission capacity and housing availability if you decide you'd like us to wait.
ACT/SAT: Why do you need my scores directly from ACT?
When test scores are transmitted to us from the testing agency, the electronic file contains a great deal of information beyond your test scores. Since the additional information is often used to help us make admission decisions, we require the full student record to be transmitted via an electronic data file.
ACT/SAT: How do I request that official scores be sent to you?
Transcripts - High School: Why do you need my high school transcripts?
We require official high school transcripts (OR GED/HSED records) for all freshmen applicants, and for all transfer applicants who have not completed at least 15 transferable credits. If you are a transfer student with credits in progress that will meet the parameters above, we can delay your decision until the end of your current semester. Be cautioned, however, that there may be implications with both admission capacity and housing availability if you decide you'd like us to wait.
Transcripts - College: Why do you need my college transcripts?
By UW System policy, we collect transcripts from all post-secondary institutions a student attends. This includes post-secondary courses completed while still in high school. It also applies regardless of whether you intend to seek transfer credit from previous institution(s), whether the courses were successfully completed, and/or whether you withdrew from your classes.
Transcripts - Why do transcripts have to come directly from each school?
Virtually all colleges and universities require that all official academic records need to come directly from the issuing institution. It minimizes the possibility of tampering, and also allows for evaluation of credit to be done based on original records (rather than another school's interpretation of how a course transfers).
Application Fee: Why must I pay the application fee?
By UW System policy, the application fee is required from all freshmen applicants, as well as from all transfer applicants unless the last institution attended is one of the two-year UW Colleges campuses and the fee was paid there.
Application Fee: Can I pay the fee by credit card?
Yes, you can pay before or after you submit your application on the application website. You can also pay by mailing a check or money order to the UW-Green Bay Admissions Office.
Application Fee: Is the fee refundable?
No, the application fee is a processing fee. Since your application has come this far, it is already "processed."
Application Cancellation: What if I'd like to cancel my application?
We're sorry if you need to cancel your application, and hope we'll 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.
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Green Bay, WI 54311