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You've Been Admitted, What's Next?

Congratulations on your admission! If you have been admitted to UW-River Falls, please complete the following enrollment steps below. Details on how to apply to UW-River Falls may be found here.

Activate Your Falcon Account
Your Falcon Account will be used for class registration, financial aid, housing, and your student records. You'll need to activate your account online.

Check Your UWRF E-mail Account
Your university e-mail account will be the primary way the university will connect with you throughout the enrollment process. Be sure to check your account on a regular basis for campus updates.

For Music Majors Only - Request Audition
Students who are admitted to the university as Music majors must also complete an audition through the Music Department. For more details, please visit the Music Department’s audition information webpage.

Join the Facebook Group
Meet other students admitted to UW-River Falls for your semester:
UW-River Falls Admitted Students - Fall 2016
UW-River Falls Admitted Students - Spring 2017

Apply for Scholarships
Students are able to apply for scholarships after activating their Falcon Account. Complete the general application at This website will match students with the UWRF scholarships they are eligible for.

Apply for Housing
Pay your Residence Hall Contract Payment. All freshmen and sophomore students who do not meet exemption requirements are required to live in university residence halls. It is important for all accepted students to go to the Residence Hall Portal early. The earlier you pay your housing deposit and complete the contract, the more likely Residence Life will be able to honor your preferences. However, there are no guarantees. You will need your Falcon Account to access the portal. Contact Residence Life if you have questions.

Get Involved through FalconSync
Log-in with your Falcon Account to FalconSync and connect with UWRF student organizations. There are more then 150 clubs and organizations that you can join!

Apply for Financial Aid
After January 1, fill out and submit the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online, at your high school or from the Financial Aid Office at River Falls. Many high schools have informational sessions on how to apply for Financial Aid. We encourage you to attend.

FAFSA School Code: 003923

Visit Campus
If you have not already visited campus, schedule your visit now! You can arrange a weekly tour and information session or attend one of our Visit Days, which are special programs that give you a closer look at the university. Check our Visiting Campus page for more information.

Apply for Tuition Reciprocity (MN Residents)
If you are a Minnesota resident, be sure to fill out the Reciprocity Form. This simple online form will allow you to pay a tuition rate comparable to what is charged to Wisconsin residents.

Take Placement Tests
UW System placement tests are required for all new students who have not completed college-level courses in English or Math. Refer to our Placement Test Information webpage to determine if you need to take the placement test.

If you've taken Spanish in high school, it is recommended that you take the foreign language placement test, especially if your are considering continuing in that language. Students can earn up to 14 credits (and corresponding grades of A) for taking the placement test and passing the class you are placed in with a grade of B- or better.

Students attending UW-River Falls who are not able to take their placement tests during the Regional Placement Testing Program can take them in early June prior to their registration date. Available dates and times for these tests will be announced soon. If you are unable to attend a regional testing date, you can take your Placement tests on campus. Questions can be directed to the Admissions Office by phone at 715-425-3500 or e-mail

Register for Classes
You'll be invited to attend a New Student Registration program. Students starting in the fall may sign up for registration in March at and in December for students starting in the spring. When you attend the registration program, you'll meet with your academic adviser, learn the online registration process, meet other new students and leave campus with a complete class schedule.

Send Final Transcripts
Don't forget to send us your final high school or college transcripts! We'll verify that you've successfully completed your most recent term and/or that you've graduated from high school.

Attend "Week of Welcome"
Arrive on campus for Week of Welcome and spend a week meeting other new students, getting to know campus and making a smooth transition to college. Participation in this program is strongly encouraged for all new students. An abbreviated program for commuter students will also be held in September.

Begin Classes
Begin classes in September (Fall semester) or January (Spring semester).

Apply for Admission

Visit Campus

Request Information

My Application Status

Virtual Tour
Take a sneak peek of the UW-River Falls campus.

Live Chat
Chat with Admissions any weekday between
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
112 South Hall
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.