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Apply First-Year

try on Your wings

Since this will be your first time taking classes at college, you will be applying as a first-year student. Take a look below to see what you need to complete your application.

Start Your Application

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Applying to college: a few easy steps

There are just a couple of pieces in a completed application. Here's what to send.


Complete the UW System Application.


Send your high school transcripts by email or by mail.

Test Scores

ACT and SAT scores are not required, but you are welcome to provide them. Learn more.


Have questions?

If you have questions or need help with this process, just contact us. Already applied? Check your status.


First-Year Student Application Guide

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High school records

The best way to determine if you are likely to do well at UW-Green Bay is to review your performance in high school. Learn more about how we review your transcripts

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Test scores

Providing test scores is optional. It is not required for your application. Take a look at how test scores are used in your application.

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Writing your essay

Preparing your application essay can be one of the most challenging parts of applying. Want to know what we are looking for in essays and lists of activities?

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Get recommended

You are also not required to provide letters of recommendation in your application. If you’d like to, here’s what to keep in mind

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Application tips and hints

To keep your application process moving forward, take a look at a these hints for completing your online application.

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Options and opportunities

UW-Green Bay students have many paths to success, including the GPS program and support at our four-campus locations. Learn more about options and opportunities

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