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International Graduate Degree-Seeking Students

International graduate degree-seeking students applying to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UW-Parkside) must complete the following steps to be considered for admission:

1. ONLINE APPLICATION

application process√   Submit online application for graduate admission found at apply.wisconsin.edu.  

First steps of the application:

  • Select "Register as a new user" and complete the form.
  • Choose "Create a New Application"
  • Under "Applying To:", choose "UW-Parkside"
  • Under "Citizenship: Are you a U.S. citizen?" international students should select "No" and choose their U.S. Residency Status. 
  • New students who live outside the United States and are looking to apply for the first time should select "Need to Apply for Student Visa (not residing in US)"
2. APPLICATION FEE

√   Submit application fee; paid electronically during the application process.

3. PRIORITY DEADLINES
  • Students applying for the Fall semester (beginning in September) are encouraged to complete the application process by January 1.
  • Students applying for the Spring semester (beginning in February) are encouraged to complete the application process by August 1.
4. OFFICIAL TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) SCORE

International students from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate proficiency in English. Please note: each graduate degree program may set its own minimum scores.

For information regarding the location of the test centers nearest you and test registration, see the following websites:
TOEFL   |   IELTS

Submit:
√  Official TOEFL scores that meet or exceed the below requirements

  • Paper-based: a minimum score of 525
  • Computer-based: a minimum score of 197
  • Internet-based: a minimum score of 71

For students from English-speaking countries (list of English-speaking countries), no English Proficiency Examination Scores are required.

Health and Wellness Management (HWM), Sustainable Management (SMGT) and Applied Molecular Biology master’s degree applicants

Submit:
√  Official TOEFL scores that meet or exceed the below requirements

  • Computer-based: a minimum score of 197
  • Internet-based: a minimum score of 71

OR

√  Official IELTS scores that meet or exceed the below requirements

  • A minimum score of 6.0


Master of Business Administration (MBA) applicants

Submit:
√  Official TOEFL scores that meet or exceed the below requirements

  • Internet-based: a minimum score of 79

OR

√  Official IELTS scores that meet or exceed the below requirements

  • A minimum score of 6.5-7.0


*Note: If international students applying for the MBA have previously graduated from an accredited American University, please contact the admissions office to see if a TOEFL/IELTS waiver may be issued. 

 

5. GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION

 At this time, only the Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems program requires official GRE score reports from applicants. 

6. FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP

International students must certify that they have enough financial support for the first full year of their education. Students may have more than one sponsor, if they choose.

Note: Photocopies and FAX of these documents cannot be accepted.

Submit:

√   Sponsorship Statement Form for International Students

  • This form must be notarized/certified.

√  Bank statements clearly showing each sponsor's financial resources.

Send your documents to
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Admissions Office
900 Wood Road
P.O. Box 2000
Kenosha, WI 53140
United States of America

Phone: +1 (262) 595-2355
Email: admissions@uwp.edu

7. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

At the time of application, students must have already completed or be close to completing an undergraduate degree.  For consideration of credit from colleges and universities outside of the United States, secondary school (high school) and university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional service.  This service will send the official results directly to UW-Parkside.

Submit:

√  Official or certified copies of transcripts (mark sheets) from all secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended.

√  Course-by-course (minimum) or subject analysis (preferred) evaluation from one of the following:

Please note: students applying for the Masters of Applied Molecular Biology are required to get a subject analysis evaluation (approximately $210 USD).  

Graduate students looking to receive information for candidates taking the GMAT Exam or GRE Exam, write to:

Educational Testing Service
Box 966-R
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States of America
Phone: (609) 921-9000
GMAT website: http://www.mba.com/us
GRE website: http://www.ets.org/gre/
8. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is able to offer conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate applicants who meet academic and financial requirements and are enrolled in our ELS Program.  Students must demonstrate completion of the ELS level 112 intensive program - English for academic purpose for full admissions consideration.  The ELS program is conveniently located right at our university.

9. COPY OF PASSPORT

Submit:

√  A clear, easy-to-read copy of the photograph page of your passport

√  If you have a current U.S.-issued visa, please submit a copy of that page

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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