Undergraduate Admissions

Learn more about what it means to be a Badger Engineer

We have many opportunities for you to learn about programs and campus, as well as ways to connect with us to get all of your questions answered.

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Preparing to Apply to the College of Engineering

High School Preparation
Students in high school planning on applying to UW-Madison for engineering should be taking a rigorous course load of math and science. This means taking the most challenging math and science courses your school offers. See the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for more information on how to plan for your application to UW-Madison.

UW-Madison Application
If you are applying to UW-Madison to be considered for direct admission to the College of Engineering, please indicate an engineering major as your first choice. Direct admission to a major means our students start in the College of Engineering program of their choice. Academics are important throughout your engineering career, so remember you’ll need to meet progression requirements to continue advancing through your educational program.

Off-Campus Transfer Students
If you’re looking to transfer into the college from an off-campus institution, refer to our transfer admission requirements, including the general requirements for off-campus students.

If you are ready to take the next step in pursuing your engineering dreams, come join us in the College of Engineering!