Application/Enrollment Timeline

College Admission Requirements Earliest Application Date Latest Application Date Expected Turnaround Time Next Step
Blackhawk
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, COMPASS or SAT
  • See program requirements

September 1 of senior year

Open until filled

2 weeks

Students receive acknowledgement letter and checklist

Chippewa Valley
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset, COMPASS or TABE
  • See program requirements

Last Friday in August

No closing date

2-3 weeks

Students receive checklist

Fox Valley
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

12 months prior to anticipated enrollment

8 days prior to start of term, based on availability

2-3 weeks

Students receive checklist

Gateway
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset, COMPASS or SAT
  • See program requirements

October 1 of senior year

No closing date

2-4 weeks

Students receive acknowledgement letter with program admission requirements

Lakeshore
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT or Accuplacer
  • See program requirements

Second semester of junior year

No closing date, based on availability

1-2 weeks

Students receive acknowledgement letter and checklist

Madison Area
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

September 1 of senior year

Deadlines vary by program   

2-4 weeks

Students receive acknowledgement letter and checklist

Mid-State
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT or Accuplacer
  • See program requirements

Second semester of junior year

Up to the start date of term

2-3 weeks

Students receive checklist

Milwaukee Area
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT (over 18), Accuplacer or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

October 1 of senior year

Summer, May 15; Fall, August 15; Spring, December 15 

2-3 weeks

Students are informed of next steps

Moraine Park
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

July 1 after junior year

No closing date

2 weeks

Students receive checklist

Nicolet Area
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset, SAT or TABE; UW test for Univ. Transfer
  • College Readiness Survey
  • See program requirements

September 1 of senior year

No closing date

1-2 weeks

Students are informed of next steps

Northcentral
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT or Accuplacer
  • See program requirements

End of junior year

Open until filled. Contact Admissions for program availability

2-4 weeks

Students are informed of next steps

Northeast Wisconsin
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, COMPASS, HESI (for some health programs) or TABE
  • See program requirements

Monday after Labor Day of senior year

Varies, up to 2 weeks into term

2-4 weeks

New student orientation

Southwest Wisconsin
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • Accuplacer (for pharmacy tech), COMPASS or HESI (for some programs), UW test for Univ. Transfer
  • See program requirements

After junior year

No closing date

1-2 weeks

Students are informed of next steps

Waukesha County
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

October 1 of senior year

Deadlines vary, based on availability

2 weeks

Students receive checklist

Western
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, Asset, Aleks Math (for some electronics programs) or COMPASS
  • See program requirements

After junior year

Deadlines vary, based on availability

2-3 weeks

Students receive checklist

Wisconsin Indianhead
  • Application
  • Transcript
  • ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, COMPASS or TABE
  • See program requirements

October 1 of senior year

No closing date, based on availability

1-2 weeks

Students receive checklist