• Deadlines
  • Re-Applicant
  • International Applicant
  • Consortium Applicant
  • Joint and Dual Degrees

Deadlines for Fall 2015 Admission

Application Due For Decision Date Enrollment Deposit Due
November 4, 2014
  • First-round application deadline for all candidates
December 12, 2014 April 25, 2015
February 3, 2015
  • Second-round application deadline for all candidates
  • All applications for the Arts Administration program will be reviewed AFTER the February 4, 2015 deadline. Early applications will be kept on file until February 4 and will then be reviewed by the Arts Administration staff. If you have questions about the admissions process, please touch base with us.
March 13, 2015 April 25, 2015
March 13, 2015
  • Third-round application deadline
May 1, 2015 May 30, 2015
April 2, 2015
  • Final deadline for international candidates.
May 1, 2015 May 30, 2015
April 28, 2015
  • Final-round deadline for domestic candidates
May 29, 2015 June 12, 2015
After April 28, 2015
  • Applications will still be accepted as space permits
Rolling June 12, 2015
To be considered for: Application deadline:
Merit-based financial aid

April 2, 2015

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Round 1 CGSM Application Deadline: October 15, 2014
Round 2 CGSM Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

Apply to Wisconsin

Please use the upcoming application deadlines and the application requirements as a guide when completing your online application.


If you applied to the Wisconsin MBA for fall 2014 and would like to re-apply for the current enrollment term, please follow the steps below.

Applicants who applied for a term before fall 2014 must submit all new supporting materials.

  • Create a new application ID and password, complete a new online application, pay the application fee of $56.00.
  • If you would like to reuse materials from your previous year’s application, please email us at mba@bus.wisc.edu and indicate which components of your original application you would like us to reuse, such as letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores.
  • If you determine that you would like to submit new materials—such as letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores—please submit them online with the application.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must complete either the Internet-based (100 or higher) or paper-based (600 or higher) TOEFL. Please direct the Educational Testing Service to forward your test results taken within two years of your intended start term to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (institution code: 1846). International applicants with undergraduate degrees from U.S. universities may request a waiver of this requirement.

Evidence of adequate financial resources for the anticipated duration of the program for international applicants is required for visa documentation by the federal government and is only required upon admission to the Wisconsin MBA program. This document is not required as a part of the Wisconsin MBA application. Download Financial Statement 

The deadline for international applicants is April 2, 2015.


The mission of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in both business and business school.

As one of the founding members of the consortium in 1966, the Wisconsin MBA has been a long-time supporter of the consortium and its mission.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to the consortium’s mission can use the consortium’s coordinated application to apply to the Wisconsin MBA and compete for a consortium fellowship.

Consortium fellowships are provided by the Wisconsin MBA and include full tuition, health insurance, and a stipend for the duration of the MBA program.

Applications are available through the Consortium website. Consortium application deadlines for fall 2014 are October 15, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Specific instructions for the consortium application can be found on the Consortium Application Instructions.

Learn more about the Consortium here


JD/MBA Program

Applicants to the joint JD/MBA program must be admitted independently to both the Law School and the Wisconsin School of Business. Admissions materials are available through the Law School website. Law School Admissions Deadline: April 1


Dual-Degree Programs

Any two programs at the university can be pursued as a dual degree. You must apply and gain admission independently to each program. Once admitted, an advisor from each program will assist with the development of a comprehensive degree plan. There may be no more than 25 percent overlap of credits between the two programs. Contact the department for which you are seeking admission directly for admissions materials and deadlines.