2022-2023 Graduate Catalog Academic Catalog

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Admission Standards

Admission to a UW-Green Bay graduate degree program is a decision by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the faculty for the specific program identified by the student on the application form. The decision is a judgment of the student’s suitability to succeed in graduate degree work at UW-Green Bay, based on educational background and educational objectives.

While UW-Green Bay has a basic admission policy for graduate study, a philosophy of personalized admission assures that each applicant is considered individually. Entry requirements for full admission include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA), measured on a 4.0 scale. Students from schools not using a grading system will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from postsecondary institutions of higher learning.
  • Graduate Application Fee.  A non-refundable application fee is required of anyone applying for admission as a new graduate student at UW-Green Bay. The fee is currently $56. The application fee is subject to change based on the actions of the University of Wisconsin System.
  • Additional prerequisites for entrance to the specific program chosen.

Students who do not meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement or who have other deficiencies may be admitted on a provisional basis. Provisionally admitted students who receive at least a B grade in courses totaling nine credits of graduate work after acceptance will be fully admitted.

International students must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the standards currently accepted. A full list of acceptable methods is available by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also provide an Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES), or another similar evaluation service. International applicants who meet English proficiency and academic admission requirements will be admitted, but also must show official evidence of financial resources adequate to provide for their educational expenses before an I-20 form will be provided.