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Direct Admit

Together We Rise

UW-Green Bay’s promise to Green Bay Area Public Schools high school graduates.

UW-Green Bay is excited to partner with Green Bay Area Public Schools (GBAPS) on the first-in-the-state direct college admissions initiative by providing direct college admission to all high school graduating students in GBAPS district beginning in the fall of 2024. Simply put, students who graduate in 2024, and forward, will do so with the knowledge that they have the opportunity to continue learning at their local university.

About Direct Admit

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How to Direct Admit

Step 1: Check your eligibility.

Are you currently a Junior at one of the Green Bay schools listed below?

  • Preble High School
  • Southwest High School
  • East High School
  • West High School
  • John Dewey Academy of Learning
  • Minoka-Hill School
  • Northeast Wisconsin School of Innovation

Step 2: Check your goals.

Do you have an interest in learning more and getting assistance in ensuring a successful education experience after high school?

Step 3: Reach out.

Reach out to your High School Counselor or the UW-Green Bay Career Coach at your High School to learn more.

Email a UWGB Career Coach

Step 4: Complete the Direct Admission Authorization form

Complete the "Direct Admission Authorization" form. Both the student and the parent/guardian must sign the form. Once complete, you can either return to your High School Career Center Coordinator, to your UW-Green Bay Career Coach or scan a copy (no photos) to

Step 5: Complete the Direct Admission Enrollment form

Complete the online Direct Admission Enrollment form.

Why Direct Admit

Taking away the need to complete an application.

Through this direct admissions partnership, UW-Green Bay takes away the barrier of completing an application by working with each student and their family to enroll at UW-Green Bay. This will include assessing financial need, special circumstances and providing each student with resources to ensure a successful experience after high school whether it be a degree program, certificate, non- credit option, or advice to begin at a technical college.

  • You can stay local, continue your education while working, save money.
  • You qualify for 4-year renewable scholarships specific to Direct Admit students.
  • We will assist you in applying for other UW-Green Bay Scholarships and private scholarships
  • As a Phoenix you'll be a part of something bigger than yourself. Overcoming challenges, solving problems and strengthening our communities.
  • UW-Green Bay has over 200 majors, minors, and emphases and a 97% post graduate success rate.

Student Support

We are determined to have every student see education beyond high school as an option, and plan to support all students who want to further their education after they earn a high school diploma. This initiative speaks directly to GBAPS students who might not have thought of themselves as continuing their education after high school. We know some students have many great options to attend college.

This partnership, however, is primarily aimed at students who:

  • want or need to stay local for their education
  • cannot afford the cost of living in a dorm
  • want to work while they go to school
  • and who have a desire to continue to learn after high school

With this partnership we are sincerely welcoming all students into the university. We are thinking differently about education for the benefit of our region and to raise the level of education within our communities. We want students to stay in Northeastern Wisconsin and we know this is a way we can help make that happen.

Apoyo en Español

UW-Green Bay tiene consejeros bilingües para ayudarte durante todo el proceso de Admisión Directa. Contáctanos en caso de cualquier duda. Envíanos un correo electrónico a O llámanos al 920-465-2111.

Resources for Counselors & Teachers

This partnership will also provide GBAPS school counselors and teachers with resources (inside the classroom engagement, dual-credit options, etc.) to ensure high school students are prepared to continue learning after high school. UW-Green Bay leadership and Career Coaches will further support the need for all students to be successful in high school, and foster positive momentum to stay dedicated and committed to high school coursework. Supporting GBAPS school counselors, UW-Green Bay will assess each student interested in further learning after high school, and provide the resources needed to be successful. As you know well, every student is unique; so too is their path forward.

Participating Schools

High schools in the Green Bay Area Public School District

Green Bay East High School

Green Bay West High School

Green Bay Prebel High School

Green Bay Southwest High School

Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill Alternative Schoo

Northeast Wisconsin School of Innovation

John Dewey Academy of Learning

Jennifer Jones Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

More Information

We're here to support the educational success of all students. To find out more, please contact Jen Jones, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management. Call (920) 465-2165 or email

Contact Jen