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You can complete your degree, online and on your time. We can help.

Learn about our admissions requirements, how we review applications and how you can get started. This is your step-by-step guide to applying to UW-Green Bay. We are here to walk through this process with you. If you have questions about the effect of the COVID pandemic on your application, consult our resources

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Step 1: Prepare to Apply

Most importantly, we encourage you to reach out to an advisor. Our advisors are specifically trained to work with online, transfer and returning adult students and can assist you in navigating the admissions process for your particular circumstances.

We are also happy to provide some general admission information and hints below.

If you have earned at least 15 transferrable credits, you will be reviewed as a transfer student. During your review process, we will need official copies of your transcripts from all institutions (colleges, universities, technical colleges, community colleges) you have attended.

If you have earned fewer than 15 transferrable credits, you will be reviewed as a new freshman student. During your review process, we will need to review your official high school transcripts and official ACT/SAT scores. (If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, providing ACT/SAT scores is not required.)

If you previously attended UW-Green Bay (and haven't attended anywhere since UW-Green Bay), you will be reviewed as a re-entry student. During your review process, we will need to review your past academic performance in classes at UW-Green Bay.

What if I can't provide one of these required materials because of the COVID pandemic?

This statement is critical and will factor strongly into your admission to the University. Grammar, spelling and content are important. Think carefully about what is bringing you – or bringing you back – to UW-Green Bay. Please take the time to tell us about:

  • Your academic successes
  • Your academic challenges and how you overcame them
  • Why and how you believe you will succeed at UW-Green Bay
  • Your future goals, and how your education will help you reach them

If you need assistance in writing your essays, our advisors will be happy to assist you.

We encourage students to apply 4-6 months before they plan to enroll at UW-Green Bay. This will allow sufficient time to evaluate your application, assess your transfer credits and work with an advisor for registration.

You can learn more about our specific deadlines.

Step 2: Complete Your Application

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.

  • In the section “Reason for Applying” select "Undergraduate Degree, Certification or Certificate."
  • Under the list of institutions, select “UW-Green Bay” to apply to our campus.
  • In the UW-Green Bay section of the application, under the Intended Major or Field of Study Section, click on the Select Program button.
    • To see programs available online, choose the view on the academic programs list to "Show Online-Available Programs Only". Choose the program that reflects your interests.

A note for Re-entry Students:

  • Go to the UW System Application.
  • Enter your login ID and password. If you forgot your login ID and password, select "I can't remember my login ID and password" to retrieve your information
  • Choose "Create a New Application" and follow the steps above.
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Helpful Hints

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.

  • Be sure to use the latest, most up-to-date version of your browser when filling out the application. If you are having trouble viewing the application, try updating your browser or using a different browser.
  • If you are using a mobile device to fill out the application and you encounter a problem, try switching to a desktop/laptop computer.
  • Do your homework. Be sure to learn about our campus before applying, and use what you learn when you write your application essays. Tell us your story, and show us how you will contribute to our campus academically and as a member of our community.

Stuck? Ask for help. Contact an advisor at 920-465-2111 about completing the application.

Other Materials Required

  • $25 application processing fee (Students whose last school attended was a UW Colleges 2-year campus are exempt from paying the application fee.) Fee waivers are also available for eligible students. Contact an advisor at 920-465-2111 for more information.
  • Official transcripts sent directly from any college or technical school you have attended since high school.
  • Official high school transcripts IF you are being evaluated as a new freshman (i.e. transferring in fewer than 15 academic credits.)
  • ACT/SAT scores IF you are being evaluated as a new freshman (i.e. transferring in fewer than 15 academic credits) and graduated high school within the last five years.

Transcripts and all other materials should be sent to:

UW-Green Bay Admissions
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

Step 3: Check Status

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.

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Three Potential Admission Decisions

  1. One possibility is that you will be admitted. You will receive information in the mail containing your UW-Green Bay email address and instructions for your next steps.
  2. Another possibility is that you receive a letter stating that you have been placed on a wait list. This sometimes happens for students whose academic background is a bit weaker than we like to see. Students on the wait list are encouraged to send updated information (such as semester grades or new test scores) in order to show evidence of improvement.
  3. 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 admission is denied, our advisors will discuss your options for continuing your education. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you work out a strategy for starting your college career and ultimately becoming a UW-Green Bay student.

What if I need to cancel my application?

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.