Undergraduate Admissions

Checklist for applying to a program

Visit the program’s website

Consult The Guide

Meet with an advisor

Apply to program (see below)

For many of our majors or certificates, you can apply or declare your major whenever you like throughout the year or throughout your campus experience. Some programs have specific application periods and admit one to two times per year. Browsing the details below or speaking with an advisor can be an easy way to navigate this process. We’re always available to help with any questions!

Application timelines & support materials

Art

Application ​period is open

Art Application (pdf)

Art Education

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 declaration period is now open

Students interested in declaring the Art Education degree should meet with Dr. Mary Hoefferle. Please contact her directly to set up an appointment at hoefferle@wisc.edu . Students can also meet with a School of Education Academic Advisor.

Initial Declaration Deadline: May 1, 2024

Final Deadline: August 1, 2024

Advisor Access to Form

 

Dance

Application ​period is open

Dance Application Form (pdf)

Education Studies

Students interested in declaring the Education Studies degree or declaring an additional major in Education Studies should meet with an advisor. Please use Starfish (found in your MyUW page) to make an appointment or call 608-262-1651.

Advisor Access to Form

Elementary Education

Final Deadline: August 1, 2024

Please allow 4-6 weeks for completed applications to be processed.

2023 – 2024 Elementary Education Application Instructions

2023 – 2024 Elementary Education Application Form

Content Minor Declaration Form – Advisor Access

 

Health Promotion and Health Equity

Students interested in declaring the Health Promotion & Health Equity (HPHE) degree or declaring an additional major in HPHE should meet with a School of Education advisor or the HPHE advisor Zoe Hurley. Please use Starfish (found in your MyUW page) to make an appointment or call 608-262-1651.

Advisor Access to Form

Theatre and Drama

Students interested in declaring Theatre and Drama degree  must make an appointment with the departmental advisor to complete the declaration form. Please contact Jim Stauffer, Theatre and Drama Department Advisor,
jim.stauffer@wisc.edu

Students interested in declaring an additional major in Theatre and Drama should meet with an advisor. Please use Starfish (found in your MyUW page) to make an appointment or call 608-262-1651.

Advisor Access to Form

Individual Major in Education

Application ​period is open

Proposal form (.doc)

Kinesiology

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 declaration period closed on February 1, 2024

Please check back in November 2024 for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 declaration information

Physical Education

Students interested in the declaring Physical Education degree should meet with Dan Timm. Please contact Dan Timm directly via email at dtimm@education.wisc.edu to declare this degree.

Students can also meet with a School of Education Academic Advisor. Please use Starfish (found in your MyUW page) to make an appointment or call 608-262-1651.

Advisor Access to Form

Rehabilitation Psychology

Major Declaration Form

 

Special Education

Final Deadline: August 1, 2024

Please allow 4-6 weeks for completed applications to be processed.

2023 – 2024 Special Education Application Instructions

2023 – 2024 Special Education Application Form

 

Music Education

Application ​period is open

Application

Secondary Education

Programs in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are offered at the master’s level. Visit uwteach.org to learn more.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

UPDATED SUMMER 2023

Admissions to the Communication Sciences and Disorders BSE have been suspended as of fall of 2023 and will be discontinued as of fall 2026

UW-Madison continues to offer a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders through the College of Letters and Science.

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