UW-Madison Connections Program
Phone (608) 262-3961
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
702 West Johnson Street, Suite 1101
Madison, WI 53715–1007
The Connections Program offers select applicants, who are Wisconsin residents, the opportunity to start at a partner college or university and finish their bachelor's degree at UW-Madison -- and hold the distinctive UW-Madison student status from the beginning. Connections Program students receive a campus ID and are granted access to campus resources and student services at UW-Madison while at their own home institution.
Students who participate in this unique program
are dually admitted to UW–Madison and one of the 20 Connections partner
campuses. The students enroll as freshmen at a partner campus and simultaneously
receive most new freshman privileges at UW–Madison. Upon completion of the
Connections Program, the students enroll at UW–Madison as juniors to continue
studies toward a bachelor’s degree.
There are two ways to join the UW-Madison Connections Program:
1) Connections Opt-In: Students who apply and are admitted as freshman to UW-Madison can opt into Connections.
2) Connections Invitation: Select applicants for freshman admission will be invited to participate in the Connections Program in lieu of direct freshman admission.
To participate in the program, students must submit the program agreement by May 1.