How to Apply
NEW TRANSCRIPT PROCEDURE THIS YEAR for applicants applying for FALL 2013 Admission. Do not send paper transcripts. You must scan official transcript(s) issued by your post secondary academic institution(s) into the CS Supplemental application instead.
The Computer Sciences Department admits graduate students once a year, for the Fall semester. The application is made online, through the Graduate School. If you are re-applying to the department, you must submit a new application.
|Application Period Begins||September 1|
|Application Deadline||December 15|
|Acceptance Offers Made||About March 7|
|Deadline for Accepting Offers||April 15|
II. Application Process
Please review the Graduate School Admission Requirements given here.
Please fill out the Graduate School Application which you can find here.
Please note that certain extra information (interest areas, etc.) is required by the CS Department. Our Supplemental Application for this purpose is now included with the Graduate School Application. Completing the application is a two step procedure. First, you must complete the Graduate School Application and submit it. Next you must complete the CS Supplemental Application and submit it.. Both parts of the application can be completed at the same time or you can log back in to complete the CS Supplemental Application later. Please be sure you submit the CS Supplemental Application once you have completed it. Both parts must be submitted by December 15.
Note that your application is not considered complete until the Graduate School's application fee is paid.
III. Some Details
We require three electronic letters of recommendation. Directions for these can be found with the Graduate School Application.
We require the GRE General Test, but not the subject GRE. Please arrange for test scores to be sent electronically (no paper copies) to the Graduate School, by using the UW-Madison institution code (1846). Since the university stores scores in a centralized database, the department code you choose does not matter. To ensure full review of your application please plan to take the GRE General test no later than December 1.
We require that you scan a copy of your official transcript ( issued by your college or university) from each university and college you have attended and upload it to your supplemental application. Please note: although many colleges now allow students access to their academic record to print , we do not consider this an offical transcript!. You must obtain an offical paper transcript and scan it into your supplemental application. The CS supplemental application is part of the Graduate School online application.. Your application will be considered incomplete unless it contains uploaded official transcripts from each post secondary institution you have attended.l Please do not mail transcripts to the department or the Graduate School. No paper transcripts will be accepted during the application process.
If you are offered admission you will be required to submit paper official transcripts. Please do not send them until they are requested.