We want to make sure your application to the online UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing goes smoothly. The following steps will guide you through the process. If you have a question, call an enrollment adviser at 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) or email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help!
Sending us your application materials no later than one month before courses begin ensures the smoothest admission and enrollment process. We may accommodate late applications that are complete up to a week before the semester starts. Additionally, we will accept applications up to the first day of the semester; however, at this point, admission to the program and a smooth transition into courses may prove difficult.
Starting your application early will help ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts), transfer credits, apply for financial aid, and complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application.
Please refer to our Course Schedule for course dates.
Admission to the UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing requires:
- Approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA). Students with less than 60 credits may be considered for admission in certain circumstances. Please contact an enrollment adviser for more information and to find out what options may be available to you.
- College Algebra or equivalent coursework
- Official college transcripts
How to apply
While you are free to apply on your own, many prospective students speak with an enrollment adviser first. Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions, talk with you about your career goals, and help you decide if this program is a good choice for you.
Step 1. Select a “home” campus from our list of program partners: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, or UW-Stevens Point.
Step 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required for most degree-seeking students applying to a UW System institution. That fee is not required if the last institution you attended was a two-year UW Colleges campus. The fee is required if you are transferring between UW System four-year campuses or if you have never attended a UW System campus.
Step 3. Contact your home campus admissions office to find out if you need to submit official transcripts from postsecondary institution(s) you’ve attended. If you do, request that the institution(s) send official transcripts directly to the home campus to which you are applying. If you have an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent coursework, the ACT or SAT is not required.
Financial aid options
Financial aid is available to students who qualify. See our Tuition and Financial Aid page for details.
A multi-campus collaboration
The UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and five University of Wisconsin degree-granting institutions: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point. This partnership allows us to bring you a truly multidisciplinary curriculum taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors from across the UW System.
Choosing a “home” campus
Although you will take courses taught by faculty from all five partner campuses and complete your program entirely online, you will be asked to choose a “home” campus from the degree-granting institutions above. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid (if you qualify), advising, career services, and ultimately, your diploma. Admission and graduation requirements do not vary across the UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing partner institutions, so your choice of a home campus is essentially a matter of personal preference unless you live near one of these institutions and wish to meet face-to-face with campus staff once you become an enrolled student.
Questions? We’re here to help
Enrollment advisers are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or by appointment.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.