EPP Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Admission Education Preparation Programs

Undergraduate teacher candidates attending UW - River Falls may apply for Admission after completing 40 credits. Formal admission is required to enroll in courses which have a prerequisite of "Admission to Teacher Education".  


  • cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on 40 credits (including transfer courses)
  • completed English 100 and 200 with minimum grades of B- in one course and a C in the other
  • completed Communication Studies 101 with a minimum grade of a B-
  • completed Teacher Education 211 or 212 with a minimum grade of a C
  • completed basic skills testing
  • completed faculty recommendation form
  • completed departmental recommendation from (secondary only)

Process Overview

  • If any of the requirments are not completed by the application due date, you will not be able to apply until the next admission period.
  • Complete the online application (link is on the right) by the due date.
  • Request Recommendations as required for your program
    • Elementary students need one reference (not from TED 211 instructor)
    • Secondary students need one faculty recommendation (any faculty member), and a Department recommendation from their first major.
  • Recommendations must be received in the Dean's office by the application due date!
  • Applications are reviewed after the due date.  
  • If admitted, you will be required to submit a background history (fee required) to have the admission indicator added to your Esis account.

If you are not a currently enrolled student, and are interested in attending UW-River Falls, please contact the admissions office at (715) 425-3500. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply during advanced admission.  Decisions during the advanced admission periods will be made prior to registration.  

The open admission process takes place after registration. No appeals are considered during open admissions.

 Application Due Dates

Fall Semester
Advanced Admission*
October 1. 2017

Open Admission
December 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Spring Semester
Advanced Admission*
February 15, 2018

Open Admission
April 30, 2017 through August 15, 2017

*Appeals will only be considered during advanced admission