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School of Human Ecology

Admission

Prospective Students
Freshmen
Transfer from Another Institution
On-Campus Transfer
Reentering Students
Special Students

Prospective Students

The School of Human Ecology welcomes visits from prospective students and family members. To learn about available educational opportunities, please explore the school's website. To make an appointment with an advisor to discuss majors, to tour the facilities, or to attend a class please write to acadaffairs@mail.sohe.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2608. A two-week notice is suggested.

For information about visiting the UW–Madison campus, contact Visitor and Information Programs, 608-262-3318.

Freshmen

For information on admission requirements for new freshmen, contact the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Students will be admitted to the program or pre-program of choice upon admittance to the university.

Transfer from Another Institution

Students transferring from another college or university may contact the Student Academic Affairs Office within the School of Human Ecology, where staff members advise about transfer procedures and discuss degree requirements.

The steps in applying for admission as a transfer student include: completing a UW–Madison application and submitting it to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment; submitting both the official high school transcripts and official transcripts of all college work attempted; and including a list of any current courses. Because of enrollment limitations placed on UW–Madison, some qualified students may not be admitted.

Following admission to UW–Madison, students must apply for admission to specific School of Human Ecology undergraduate degree programs. Details and deadlines about these competitive processes are available through the Student Academic Affairs Office, School of Human Ecology, 1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive; 608-262-2608. Information sessions are scheduled each semester to address the application processes.

On-Campus Transfer

Students will be considered for admission to a School of Human Ecology major from another UW–Madison college or school if they are in good standing with the college or school in which they are enrolled; if they meet the grade point average requirements of the intended major; and if they follow the School of Human Ecology's competitive application procedures. Program admissions are governed by department enrollment-management policies. Satisfaction of minimum requirements to apply does not guarantee admission. The Student Academic Affairs Office in the School of Human Ecology conducts regularly scheduled "Becoming a SoHE Student" sessions to provide on-campus students with information about the school's application procedures. To register for a session, contact the Student Academic Affairs Office, acadaffairs@mail.sohe.wisc.edu, 608-262-2608.

For application deadlines and procedures for SoHE programs, see Prospective/Transfer Students.

For application forms, curriculum checksheets, and program-specific information, see Student Academic Affairs Office Forms.

Students who have been dropped by another college or school must be readmitted to that college or school before being considered for transfer into the School of Human Ecology. Even though another college or school may readmit a student with the idea of a later transfer to the School of Human Ecology, the School of Human Ecology is not obligated to accept the student on transfer.

Details and deadlines about admissions processes are available through the Student Academic Affairs Office, School of Human Ecology, 1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive; 608-262-2608. Information sessions are scheduled each semester to address the application process.

Reentering Students

Students previously enrolled at the university who have not attended for a semester or more must file a reentry application form with the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Students who were enrolled in a School of Human Ecology program before their absence from UW–Madison will be readmitted to that program, provided they were in good academic standing when they left (i.e., not on probation, strict probation, or dropped by the university). Reentry applications from SoHE students who were not in good academic standing must send a personal statement about their intent to the the Assistant Dean of Student Academic Affairs, Student Academic Affairs Office, School of Human Ecology, 1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.

Students who were previously enrolled in another UW–Madison school or college will not be admitted directly to a School of Human Ecology program. They must apply for reentry to the University with another school or college—usually the school or college in which they were previously enrolled. Once readmitted to the university, students may apply to the desired SoHE program through the application process for that program. For information about the school's programs and application processes, see Prospective/Transfer Students.

It is recommended that students who have been readmitted to a School of Human Ecology program schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the Student Academic Affairs Office, 608-262-2608.

Special Students

Undergraduate students visiting from other universities or recent UW–Madison graduates have occasion to enroll at UW–Madison as nondegree University Special and Guest students. Contact the Division of Continuing Studies, Adult and Student Services Center; 608-263-6960; assc@dcs.wisc.edu.

There are two categories of Special students at UW–Madison: (1) the University Special, a nondegree student not allied with a particular college or school, admitted through the Office of University Special and Guest Students, Division of Continuing Studies (for more information, contact the Division of Continuing Studies); and (2) the College Special, allied with a college/school and must obtain an "Academic Action" from the Student Academic Affairs Office to enroll each semester. The College Special is one who enrolls as a nondegree candidate to take one or more courses, often for the purpose of making up certain specified courses or grade point deficiencies, while working toward teacher certification. A student desiring to enroll as a College Special must meet all the requirements for admission to the university, submit official transcripts of previous studies, and have the prerequisites for the courses in which enrollment is requested. A College Special student may be admitted by the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs of the School of Human Ecology upon the written recommendation of the chair of the department area in which the student wishes to study. For more information contact the Student Academic Affairs Office; 608-262-2608; acadaffairs@mail.sohe.wisc.edu.