Eligibility for Admission to the Wisconsin BBA

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BBA Admissions Process

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BBA Admissions Decisions

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  • How competitive is admission to the Wisconsin BBA Program?

    The Wisconsin BBA Program is competitive. Just under half of current UW–Madison students who apply are accepted for admission. This selectivity ensures that you will be joining a student body that is focused and engaged. Recruiting employers return to the Wisconsin School of Business year after year to fill internships and full-time position because they know they will find talented, motivated, and well-prepared students here.

    Although admission is competitive, we do everything we can to help you prepare for the admissions process. At the Wisconsin School of Business, our focus is on helping you succeed and make the best choices for your future.

  • When will I learn if I have been accepted to the Wisconsin BBA Program?

    If you are a current UW–Madison student applying through our pre-business admission process, or a transfer student currently attending another college or university, you will have a decision from the Wisconsin BBA Program by July 1. If you are currently in high school and use the direct admission option to apply, you will hear from us in early April.

  • What if I apply and don’t get in?

    If you are a current UWMadison student applying through our pre-business admission process, you have a maximum of two attempts at admission, assuming that you meet all eligibility requirements. If you are not admitted on your first application, we recommend that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss the possibility of a second application and/or alternative major.

    If you apply directly to the Wisconsin School of Business from high school through our direct admit program, and are denied direct admission, you can still enroll in UWMadison and use the pre-business process to apply to for the Wisconsin BBA Program in the spring semester of your first year. You still have a maximum of two attempts at admission.

BBA Majors

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Applying to UW–Madison

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Transfer Students

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Visiting Campus

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Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

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Pre-College Programs

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