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At UW-Platteville, you will find the rigorous academics, friendly environment, and support you are looking for as an international student. Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni. Discover why every day is a great day to be a Pioneer.

In order to apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, you will need to meet the following criteria: Strong academic achievements, comparable to other UW-Platteville applicants, especially in the areas of mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities and adequate financial resources for four to five years of study.


New Freshmen

Students applying to the university for the first time after completing a secondary education.

To apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.

Applications will be considered complete when UW-Platteville receives all of the admission-related documents from the applicant. The application deadline for the fall semester (September–December) is July 15, and the deadline for the spring semester (January-May) is December 15.

The application fee has been waived so currently, there is no application fee to apply.

For review and decision purposes only, we will accept international academic records unofficially from you. If you receive an admission decision and choose to attend UW-Platteville, you will be expected to provide your final official transcripts. 

Submit academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions attended. Learn more about academic records and a detailed explanation of documents required based on your curriculum or country of study.

High School/Secondary Academic Records

Academic records must be in the original language along with a certified English translation.

  • All academic records should include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, school leaving marks (grades) earned, rank in class (when possible), and the grading system used.
  • Official records should include all exam or test results and certificates, diplomas or degrees earned. All of these requirements are mandatory and must be official documents.
  • Photocopies of official records are acceptable if an authorized university, government, or public official has certified them after the documents have been copied.

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE, Duolingo, ACT, SAT or the GTEC. English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

  • TOEFL iBT composite score of 64 (minimum sub-scores: reading 15; listening 15; speaking 17; writing 17)
    • UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917
  • IELTS composite score of 5.5 (minimum sub-scores: reading 5.0; listening 5.0; speaking 5.0; writing 5.0)
  • Official PTE with a minimum score of 46
  • Official Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • Official ACT score with an English sub score of 18
  • Official SAT score with an Evidence-based Reading and Writing sub score of 480
  • GTEC score of 1100 (computer-based format)

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the English proficiency exam if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student in the UW-Madison English as a Second Language ProgramWisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

International students will need to submit additional documentation for immigration purposes. These items are not required at the time of admission, but will be required to have an I-20 issued. This may include but is not limited to:


Transfer Students

Students applying to the university after any post-secondary coursework. 

To apply to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.

Applications will be considered complete when UW-Platteville receives all of the admission-related documents from the applicant. The application deadline for the fall semester (September–December) is July 15, and the deadline for the spring semester (January-May) is December 15.

The application fee has been waived so currently, there is no application fee to apply.

For review and decision purposes only, we will accept international academic records unofficially from you. If you receive an admission decision and choose to attend UW-Platteville, you will be expected to provide your final official transcripts. 

Submit academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions attended. Learn more about academic records and a detailed explanation of documents required based on your curriculum or country of study.

High School/Secondary Academic Records

Academic records must be in the original language along with a certified English translation.

  • All academic records should include the dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, school leaving marks (grades) earned, rank in class (when possible), and the grading system used.
  • Official records should include all exam or test results and certificates, diplomas or degrees earned. All of these requirements are mandatory and must be official documents.
  • Photocopies of official records are acceptable if an authorized university, government, or public official has certified them after the documents have been copied.

Transfer Credit (outside of the United States)

International students requesting transfer credit are required to submit an official One EarthWorld Education Services, or Educational Credential Evaluators course-by-course evaluation, completed at the student's request and at the student's expense.

  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended or currently attending in the original language and an official English translation.
  • Submit detailed course descriptions in both the original language and English. This will allow us to review your courses for transfer credit. If acceptable course descriptions are not submitted, transfer credit will not be awarded.

Transfer Credit (within the United States)

Submit official transcripts from all US colleges and universities where you have completed courses.

  • Unofficial transcripts from colleges and universities you are currently attending are accepted for admission consideration. Official transcripts are required prior to advising/registration.

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE, Duolingo, ACT, SAT or the GTEC. English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

  • TOEFL iBT composite score of 64 (minimum sub-scores: reading 15; listening 15; speaking 17; writing 17)
    • UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917
  • IELTS composite score of 5.5 (minimum sub-scores: reading 5.0; listening 5.0; speaking 5.0; writing 5.0)
  • Official PTE with a minimum score of 46
  • Official Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • Official ACT score with an English sub score of 18
  • Official SAT score with an Evidence-based Reading and Writing sub score of 480
  • GTEC score of 1100 (computer-based format)

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the English proficiency exam if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student in the UW-Madison English as a Second Language ProgramWisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

International students will need to submit additional documentation for immigration purposes. These items are not required at the time of admission but will be required to have an I-20 issued or immigration documents transferred. This may include but is not limited to:


Graduate Students

Students applying to the university after completing a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent.

To apply to UW-Platteville as a graduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.  

Applicants must meet the graduate admission guidelines. Visit Graduate Admission to view the admission guidelines and the application process.

Your academic records that confirm your secondary and university education, must be mailed directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Academic records must be submitted in the original language along with a certified English translation. One EarthWorld Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators are approved to provide official academic record and certified evaluation.

All academic records should include dates of attendance, level of study, subjects, leaving remarks or grades, rank in class (if possible), and the grading system used. Exams, test results, certificates, diplomas, and degrees earned should all be listed.

Academic records can be mailed to:

Office of Professional Program Support 
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

English Proficiency Test Sub-score Minimum
Paper-based Test 550
TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 80
IELTS 6.5 (sub-scores of 6.0)

*UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917.

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the TOEFL if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student is the UW-Madison English as a Second Language Program, Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

If you are from an English-speaking country, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. You may request a waiver by submitting justification to disted@uwplatt.edu.

International students will need to submit additional documentation for immigration purposes. These items are not required at the time of admission but will be required to have an I-20 issued or immigration documents transferred. This may include but is not limited to:


Online Students

Students applying to the university to complete an online undergraduate or graduate degree.

To apply to UW-Platteville as an online undergraduate or graduate international student, please complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application.  

Applicants must meet the admission guidelines for an online undergraduate or graduate student. Visit Online Admission to view the admission guidelines and the application process for online students.

Your academic records that confirm your secondary and university education, must be mailed directly to UW-Platteville from the issuing institution. Academic records must be submitted in the original language along with a certified English translation.

All academic records should include dates of attendance, level of study, subjects, leaving remarks or grades, rank in class (if possible), and the grading system used. Exams, test results, certificates, diplomas, and degrees earned should all be listed.

Academic records can be mailed to:

Office of Professional Program Support
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Undergraduate Scores

English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE, Duolingo, ACT, SAT or the GTEC. English proficiency exams are required for all international students whose native language is not English.

  • TOEFL iBT composite score of 64 (minimum sub-scores: reading 15; listening 15; speaking 17; writing 17)
    • UW-Platteville institution code for TOEFL is 1917
  • IELTS composite score of 5.5 (minimum sub-scores: reading 5.0; listening 5.0; speaking 5.0; writing 5.0)
  • Official PTE with a minimum score of 46
  • Official Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • Official ACT score with an English sub score of 18
  • Official SAT score with an Evidence-based Reading and Writing sub score of 480
  • GTEC score of 1100 (computer-based format)

If you are transferring from an institution in the United States, you may be excused from the English proficiency exam if you have demonstrated competence in English through coursework and earned a grade of “B” or higher in English composition courses and speech courses.

If you are an enrolled student in the UW-Madison English as a Second Language ProgramWisconsin English as a Second Language Institute, or Madison English as a Second Language School, you may also be able to waive the English proficiency requirements.

Graduate Scores

English Proficiency Test Sub-score Minimum
Paper-based Test 550
TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 80
IELTS 6.5 (sub-scores of 6.0)

The following items must also be submitted:

In addition to meeting all of the undergraduate online admission guidelines or graduate graduate online admission guidelines, you will need to submit the following:

Contact Information

Office of Admission
7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
1300 Ullsvik Hall