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There's no better time to join the Falcon family!


We're waiving your application fee!

All undergraduate degree-seeking students who apply in the month of September will have their application fee covered by the generous donors and the UWRF Foundation. In simple terms: You can apply to UW-River Falls in the month of September at NO COST TO YOU.

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To apply for admission, you will need to send the following:

1. Application: You must complete the UW System application for undergraduate admission. 

2. Transcripts: Submit a copy of your high school transcript. We accept student copies and counselor copies sent via email, paper mail, or electronic transcript service. We prefer that transcripts are sent electronically, when possible. If not, hard copy transcripts may be sent to:

UWRF Admissions
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022

If you're hoping to boost your GPA or class rank prior to applying for admission, please complete your application now. If you have concerns about your high school record and would like to connect with an Admissions Counselor, please reach out.

3. Application fee is covered in September: Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the UWRF Foundation, apply in September and we'll cover your application fee. If you apply after September 30th, a non-refundable fee of $25 is required if you are applying as a undergraduate degree-seeking student (unless you qualify for a need-based waiver). 

4. Test Scores (Optional): Students applying for admission to UW-River Falls have the choice if they want to submit standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) as part of their admission application.

When completing the application for admission, you will be asked if you plan to submit test scores, if you would like your application reviewed without test scores (Test-Optional), or if you’re unsure. Students who choose to apply without test scores remain eligible for scholarship consideration.

Music program note: Students admitted to the university as music majors must also complete an audition through the Music Department. For further details, visit the Music Department’s audition information.

If you have any questions at all, please contact the Admissions Office at 715-425-3500 or

We look forward to receiving your application soon!

Your UW-River Falls Admissions Team