Your application to graduate school starts by selecting your program of study. While the information below pertains to most graduate programs, there may be additional admission requirements and application instructions for your selected program of study.
In general, the requirements to be admitted include:
All documents are submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office, 112 South Hall, 410 S. Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
Follow this checklist to ensure that your application process is accurate and complete.
Choose your program of study by reviewing the Graduate Catalog or contact the Graduate Studies office for assistance.
Apply online with the electronic UW System application form. Note that some programs have admissions deadlines.
Pay the $56 application fee either by credit card or check. The fee is not required if you are not pursuing a degree or certificate.
Send in any additional admissions materials, if required for your program. Requirements will be described for each program of study at Graduate Programs.
Request transcripts from your past colleges or universities. These official documents must be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admissions, 112 South Hall, 410 S. Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
Find out your financial aid options by visiting the Financial Aid web page or contacting the Financial Aid office.
When you’ve been admitted, you’ll be sent instructions on how to register for classes and other information necessary to begin your course of study.
View any special admission requirements by selecting the type of student below.
Because of the unique nature of the program coursework, some of our graduate programs will not accept any transferred credits. For others, you are limited to transferring nine graduate credits and these credits must be approved by your advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies. Check with the program coordinator for specific information on transferring graduate credits.
To accept transfer credits, we must receive an official transcript from the institution listing the course taken. Transferring credits will not affect your probationary status. Distance-learning credits are eligible for transfer only if the course is accepted for a graduate degree program at the institution giving the credit.
If you seeking an initial teaching certification, you will need to pass the PRAXIS II exam and apply for certification through the College of Education and Professional Studies, Teacher Education Department. Go to the college Web site for more details.
If your undergraduate grade point average was between 2.25 and 2.75, you may be admitted under probationary status.
Probationary status is available if you have earned six or more graduate credits, with a grade of "B" or better, from an accredited graduate school outside of the University of Wisconsin System, and you meet all other admissions requirements. You will remain on probation until you have completed nine graduate credits at UW-River Falls with grades of "B" or better.
Contact the Graduate Admissions staff for guidance with your program or admission process by calling 800-228-5607 or by sending an email today.