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Nontraditional Student

When do I apply?

The application datelines for a nontraditional student can vary on your particular educational situation. Review the options below and click on the type that fits your situation best to see priority deadlines. If you have questions about your application deadlines feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help.

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The UW-Barron County realignment with UW-Eau Claire is not affecting the application process or admissions requirements for prospective students of either institution for the fall of 2018. If things do change, we will communicate those changes here as soon as we possibly can! Please see this page for more information as the realignment process moves ahead.

Which type of Nontraditional student are you?

  1. Apply as a freshman if you're a high school graduate with no higher education coursework
  2. Apply as a transfer if you have completed higher education coursework after high school graduation
  3. Apply as a second degree student if you have completed a bachelor degree from a four year institution and want to pursue another undergraduate degree
  4. Apply as a graduate student if you have completed a bachelor degree from a four year institution and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (we would encourage you to contact the department for application requirements for graduate programs)

Not a nontraditional student?
Select your student type:

Are you seeking re-admission?

If you took an absence of a semester or more, you will need to complete an Application for Admission. You do not need to pay the application fee or send your transcripts to the Admissions Office.

Learn more about reentry student enrollment

Make your transition easier

If you are nervous about coming back to campus, don't be! We have Nontraditional Student Services that can help make your transition easier. Incoming nontraditional students also have the option of taking a one credit, special course shaped around the needs and areas of concern for someone returning back to school.

Learn more about nontraditional student services

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