Through our admissions process, we are looking to identify academically accomplished students with an interest in studying business. This method of entry to the Wisconsin BBA program will allow business-interested students to enter the Wisconsin BBA directly from high school, bypassing the Wisconsin BBA Sophomore Admission program.

Students directly admitted to the Wisconsin BBA will be considered for business school scholarship funds. By school policy, in order to be considered for business school scholarship funds, the student must be admitted to the Wisconsin BBA program.

Directly admitted students will also take part in a three-credit global leadership course, taught by the assistant dean. All other curriculum requirements for the Wisconsin BBA program remain the same.

Steps to becoming a Wisconsin BBA direct admit:

  1. Apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison using the system application.
  2. Indicate “Business” as the intended major of study at UW-Madison.
  3. UW-Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment counseling staff will screen applicants and provide recommendations for a second review.
  4. Wisconsin BBA Recruitment and Admissions staff will ask selected students to submit a professional résumé and Wisconsin BBA-specific personal statement to a secure application site.
  5. Wisconsin BBA Recruitment and Admissions staff will perform a second review of the application, including the résumé and personal statement.

Students will not be notified if they have not been selected for a direct admit review.

We ask that students and families of prospective students do not contact our office (or the UW-Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment) requesting to be considered for direct admission status.  Assuming the applicant has self-identified by listing business as their intended major of study, their application will be considered in full.

By the Numbers

The following is a typical profile of the student being considered for direct admission.

**PLEASE NOTE: These are not set requirements or parameters; not all students within the following will be considered for direct admit status. This profile is derived from recent classes of direct admit students.

ACT: 30-34 (one-time composite score)
SAT: 1340-1510 (Math and Critical Reading sections)
*Rank: Top 3% of graduating class
*GPA: 3.8/4.00 scale

*Unweighted

**Other factors obtained through the UW-Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment application process are considered