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!
All application materials need to be completed two weeks prior to the semester start to be considered for admission.
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.
Due to COVID-19, many institutions have transitioned to remote operations. When ordering transcripts, it is recommended to order e-transcripts only, as physical (mailed) copies may not be available in a timely manner.
Please refer to our Course Schedule for course dates.
Admission to the UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing requires:
- Approximately 45-60 transferable general education credits with a 2.0 minimum grade point average (GPA). There are options available for those who do not meet this general education requirement, such as potentially taking them through your chosen home campus or through one of these associate degrees. 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 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application. There is no application fee for all undergraduate degree seeking applicants (domestic and international).
Step 3. Send official college transcripts from all institutions attended directly to the home campus admissions office 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 Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.