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International Freshman Applicants

An applicant would be a freshman if completing secondary-level education, equal to a U.S. high school diploma, and not yet enrolled at a college, university, or postsecondary institution. The application deadlines for international students are the same as the deadlines for domestic students.

TOEFL and IELTS

International freshman applicants from non-English-speaking countries must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, unless English was the language of instruction for all courses in all years of secondary school. In most cases, admitted students have an Internet-based TOEFL score in the range of 95–105 or an IELTS score of 6.5–7.5. The UW–Madison TOEFL test code is 1846. Request that official IELTS scores be sent by paper to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Financial Forms and Visa Information

If selected for admission, students will need to submit a Financial Verification Form and provide proof of financial support. The university will review and process the financial documentation and send the student the appropriate form needed to apply for an F–1 or J–1 visa.

Information for International Transfer Students

An applicant would be a transfer student if he or she has completed secondary-level education, such as high school, and has earned credits from a postsecondary program of study. The application deadlines for international students are the same as the deadlines for domestic students.

TOEFL and IELTS

International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, unless they have completed or are currently taking an English composition course at a U.S. college or university. In most cases, admitted students have an Internet-based TOEFL score in the range of 95–105 or an IELTS score of 6.5–7.5.  The UW–Madison TOEFL test code is 1846. Request that official IELTS scores be sent by paper to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Financial Forms and Visa Information

If selected for admission, students will need to submit a Financial Verification Form and provide proof of financial support. The university will review and process  financial documentation and send the student the appropriate form needed to apply for an F–1 or J–1 visa.