Undergraduate Admissions

We’re glad you’re considering the UW-Madison College of Engineering for your education! 

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!

UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger and early-morning shadows are pictured against a red-colored wall near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Want to learn more about what it means to be a Badger Engineer?

Attending a College of Engineering Prospective Student Presentation is a great way to start getting acclimated to campus.

Professional advisors and current students share their knowledge about preparing to apply to the UW-Madison College of Engineering, what direct admission to a program means, expectations and resources for engineering students, what campus life is like, and why our student ambassadors chose to be Badger engineers.

As a prospective student, you and your guests are treated to a short presentation and question-and-answer session followed by a walking tour of our engineering campus. You also can choose to attend the UW-Madison campus tour before our presentation and take a housing tour afterwards. Plan your visit today!

If you’re not able to attend a prospective student presentation but would still like to explore our campus, download our self-guided walking tour. You’ll visit our buildings and learn more about some of the many world-changing things our engineering faculty, staff and students do every day.