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1. Complete the UW System Online Application.
Create an account and start a new application for Parkside at apply.wisconsin.edu.
2. Submit application fee.
The application fee can be paid online at the time of submission using a credit card or in person with exact cash or check. A limited number of application fee waivers are available for applicants with extreme financial hardship. To request a waiver, complete the Application Fee Waiver form and submit it to the Office of Admissions.
3. Submit official high school transcript, GED scores, or HSED.
All transcripts must be official and come directly from the institution. Applicants who wish to be admitted on the basis of high school equivalency must submit official documents such as Certification of General Education Development (GED) including official GED score report
4. Submit official transcripts from any colleges and/or universities ever attended.
Official transcripts must be submitted for all colleges/universities ever attended, whether courses will transfer or not. All transcripts must be official and come directly from the institution.
5. Submit ACT or SAT scores if under 21 years of age on September 1 year of enrollment.*
Parkside's ACT code is 4690. Visit www.actstudent.org for information about testing. An official ACT/SAT score report, received directly from the testing agency, is preferred; however, scores sent from your high school are accepted.
Attn: UW-Parkside Admissions PO Box 2000
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI, 53141
Rolling Admission: Parkside operates on a rolling admission basis and, as such, we reserve the right to stop accepting applications when we believe the enrollment capacities for the campus can be satisfied by the number of students already admitted. We encourage you to complete your application early.
Anticipated Deadlines: Parkside anticipates closing admission for new freshmen and transfer students no later than August 15 for Fall semester and January 15 for Spring semester. All application materials (including the application, transcripts, fees, test scores, etc.) need to arrive to admissions before the end of business each of these days.
Completed Application: Applications are reviewed once all application materials arrive. One missing item will hold up the entire application review process.
Processing Time: Once all materials are received, a committee will meet to review the application and a freshmen decision is typically made within 3-5 days. At peak times, a decision may take additional time.
Decision Letter: Applicants typically receive their decision letter within two weeks of submitting all materials. You may also call us to check the status of your application: 262-595-2355. A decision can only be shared directly with the student who applied.
Comprehensive Review: Parkside completes a comprehensive review with each application we receive. Thoroughly complete the entire application including the personal statement. Both academic and nonacademic factors that are presented in an application are used to make an admission decision. The most competitive candidates for admission present positive factors in their application that are both academic and nonacademic. If you have been denied admission and wish to learn about the appeal process, please contact the Admissions Office.
Freshmen who are likely to be admitted will have:
Students meeting this criteria are likely to be admitted. However, admissions decisions are made using the comprehensive review model and are made on an individual basis.
Completed the minimum of 17 or more high school units
Rank in the upper 50th percentile of their high school class
An ACT composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
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