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  • Graduate student

    Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs at UW-La Crosse.  UW-L is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and has several programs with national accreditation.  For a list of graduate programs at UW-L, please visit our Majors and Programs section.

    To Apply as a degree-seeking student to a UW-L graduate program:

    • Complete the UW System online application.
    • Submit a nonrefundable $56 application fee.
    • Submit all official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) to the UW-L Admissions Office. **Note:  If you attended UW-L, you do not need to submit official transcripts from UW-L; however, you will need to submit official transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions attended if they have not been previously submitted to UW-L. 

    Your application fee and official transcripts can be sent to:

    UW-L Graduate Admissions
    142 Cleary Center
    1725 State Street
    La Crosse, WI 54601

    For admission consideration to graduate study, you must have:

    • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
    • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 on a 4.00 scale, or  an average of at least 3.00 in the last half of all undergraduate work, or  an average of at least 3.00 for no less than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate school. Some programs have higher grade point average admission requirements.
    • Departmental or school/college admission to the graduate program.  Many graduate programs require additional supplemental application materials. Please refer to the website of the program to which you seek admission for details.
    • Satisfactory scores in all tests required by the program, department or college. Please refer to the program Web site for test requirements.

    For more information, including the graduate catalog and a list of graduate program websites, please visit the Office of University Graduate Studies website.