A very limited number of high school students are admitted directly to the Wisconsin BBA Program using our direct admit process. This option is best suited to seniors in high school who have already demonstrated an exceptional commitment to pursuing a business career. This commitment may be in the form of school involvement (clubs, organizations, courses), entrepreneurial activities, and/or relevant work experience. Every student's experience is different. In the selection process, we look for specific personal qualities that are demonstrated or gained through the student's experiences.
The direct admit process does not place students in an honors program. All Wisconsin BBA students have a similar undergraduate experience, whether they are admitted through the pre-business process or the direct admit process.
If you apply through the direct admit program and are denied admission, but you are accepted by UW–Madison, you can still become a Business Badger in the future. You would enroll in UW–Madison to start, and then use the pre-business admission process to apply for the Wisconsin BBA Program in the spring semester of your first year. A denial of admission through the direct admit process does not influence your chances of being accepted to the BBA program through the pre-business process.