Applications for admission are given a comprehensive review. The academic rigor of the college level courses taken and cumulative grade point average (GPA) are important indicators of a student’s ability to be successful in college. The student’s high school record may be required. Nonacademic factors will also be considered and may include, but are not necessarily limited to leadership, community service, creativity, unique talents, and personal characteristics that contribute to the strength and diversity of the University.
Transfer students admitted to the university typically have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher from all previous institutions attended. Students admitted to secondary education typically have a GPA of 2.75; and 3.0 for elementary education, early childhood education, and Health and Human Performance majors.
Students who have at least 2.0 GPA, but less than the GPA's listed above will be considered, depending on space availability.
Higher academic expectations or earlier application priority dates may be imposed on specific majors if necessary to keep enrollments in line with program capacities.
In reviewing an application, particular attention will be paid to:
Cumulative grade point average (GPA). The overall GPA as well as GPA in the major.
Rigor of course work. The course work demonstrates that the student has the potential for academic success at UW-River Falls.
High school record and standardized test scores. The student’s high school transcript and the ACT/SAT scores may be considered if it appears that doing so would provide a more accurate picture of the student’s potential for success.