Applicants who wish to appeal an admissions policy must submit a Wisconsin BBA Admission Policy Appeal to the BBA Program Office (3290 Grainger) by March 1 of the term in which the student applies.

Minimum GPA

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher by the time they submit their application for admission to the Wisconsin BBA Program.

86-Credit Rule

Students who have earned 86 or more degree credits are not eligible for admission to the Wisconsin School of Business. The 86 credits include all UW–Madison credits, including transfer work, AP/IB/CLEP credits, retroactive language credits, and credits in progress during the spring term prior to admission.

Pre-Business Course Completion Policy

All pre-business courses must be taken either on campus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as part of your pre-business curriculum, or prior to arrival at UW–Madison from high school or a transfer institution [e.g., College Board (AP), IB, PSEO, CLEP].

Current Student Status

Applicants must be registered students by the time final admissions decisions are made in late June/early July.

Two-Application Rule

Students may apply for admission to the Wisconsin BBA Program up to two times via the pre-business process or transfer routes, as long as all other eligibility requirements are met.

Plagiarism Policy

Any applicant found to have plagiarized or manufactured false content (of any kind) as part of the application will be automatically disqualified and may lose privileges to apply later. The applicant may also be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for follow-up.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation will not be reviewed as part of the Wisconsin BBA application.

Deferral Policy

Any student offered admission to the Wisconsin BBA Program must enroll at UW–Madison the following fall semester. If an admitted student is unable to attend the following term, the student must deny the offer of admission and reapply.

Previous Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher may not apply for admission to the Wisconsin BBA Program.

Certificate in Business Admission

Students admitted into the Wisconsin BBA Program may not apply to the Certificate in Business (CIB) Program.

For policy-related information on enrollment, exams, grades, and more, visit the Academic Policies and Procedures page.