LOG IN TO MYUW STUDENT CENTER
Once we receive your application for admission, we will send you an application acknowledgment. If you provide us with an email address, the acknowledgement will be sent via email. If you do not supply an email address, you will receive the acknowledgement letter in the mail.
Note: We do not begin processing application until September 1. You will not receive your application acknowledgement until after this time. We are also unable to verify if your documents have been submitted or have arrived in our office until after you application is processed and your application acknowledgment is received.
The acknowledgement will include your campus ID number, which can then be used to activate your UW NetID and check your application status.
This online system enables you to:
- Check to make sure we’ve received all your application materials.
- View your admission decision
- Check the details we have on file about you, including residency status and term of entry
- Update your mailing address, phone number, and email address
- Monitor the status of your financial aid application and accept your award
- Accept or decline an offer of admission
CHECKING YOUR APPLICATION STATUS
To check your application status:
- Visit the MyUW student portal and log in
- Click on the Student Center link located on the upper right corner of the screen
- Any outstanding materials will be noted under “Tasks” on the “To Do List” in your MyUW Student Center. Please note your document(s) may take up to 14 business days to process, once they are received.
- If an item is added to your To Do List, you will receive an email notifying you to check your Student Center.
- We encourage you to check your Student Center regularly
ACTIVATING YOUR NETID
Before you can access the MyUW portal, you must activate your UW NetID. To do so, you’ll need your 10-digit campus ID number (found in your application acknowledgment letter or email) and birth date. Once you activate your NetID, you will assign yourself a password and then be authorized to access the MyUW portal and your application status information.
FORGOT YOUR CAMPUS ID, NETID, OR PASSWORD?
Your campus ID number was sent to you with your application acknowledgement email. It will likely begin with a 908. If you cannot find your campus ID number, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 608-262-3961 and we will resend your acknowledgement email to you. (We will not be able to provide you with your campus ID number over the phone.)
If you’ve activated your NetID but have forgotten your NetID password, you can reset it online with the NetID Password Reset Tool. If you have forgotten your NetID, you can recover it using the self-service NetID Recovery Tool.
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Starting on October 1, you can submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form uses tax information and is what the university uses to determine your need-based aid.
We encourage all students to submit a FAFSA and recommend completing that before December 1 to be eligible for the most aid and receive your aid package soon after your decision to help you plan.
Once your application is submitted, you can begin applying for UW–Madison scholarships. Most of our scholarships must be applied for and are not automatically awarded.
You can search our scholarships and get matched with those you may be eligible for through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). Deadlines and requirements vary, but many will have a deadline of February 1.
Learn more about our deadlines and decisions.
SENIOR COURSE CHANGES
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment does not “approve” or “deny” senior-year course schedule changes. You should consult with your high school counselor and other advisors and consider the pros, cons, and repercussions of a course change. Once you have made your decision, notify us in writing. Be aware that a change that results in a less academically rigorous course of study may jeopardize your admissibility or offer of admission. Admission to UW–Madison is based on our evaluation of a number of factors, including reported senior-year (or college) course work and your predicted continued academic success. It is very important that you successfully complete the course work entered on your application. Any curriculum change could affect your admission status, and declining grades may be cause for revoking admission.
SELF-REPORTING MID-YEAR GRADES
Applicants are expected to self-report their mid-year grades when prompted by email during the application process. To ensure a possible future admit decision is not in jeopardy of being cancelled, applicants must report their grades exactly as they appear on an official transcript or grade report that was issued by their school.