UW-Green Bay extending freshman application deadline for regional learners

GREEN BAY — Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced today that the University is extending the application period for new freshmen from a surrounding 11-county region beyond the Monday, May 18, freshman application closing date.

“As a regional education provider, UW-Green Bay plays a pivotal role in the success of the greater Green Bay area,” UW-Green Bay Interim Chancellor David Ward said. “We want to be available for qualified local students who, for whatever the reasons, may find their other options for higher education limited.”

Lengthening the application period for new freshmen from Brown, Kewaunee, Door, Oconto, Marinette, Shawano, Menominee, Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago and Manitowoc counties will make a UW-Green Bay education accessible for graduating seniors and others still undecided about their educational plans.

“Our region’s businesses want local graduates and UW-Green Bay wants to fill those needs,” Ward said. “Increasing access to UW-Green Bay by extending the application deadline for learners in this 11-county area will help supply local employers with more local graduates, who will play a big part in fueling the economic success of the New North region.”

Already, about 75 percent of all UW-Green Bay graduates stay in Northeastern Wisconsin, and about 90 percent stay within the state.

The 11-county region will have an estimated 11,000 high school seniors graduating this spring, with about 5,500 of those students planning on enrolling in a four-year college or university. Last year, more than 4,200 new freshmen from the region started college at a UW System institution (about 3,400 at a four-year campus and about 820 at a UW College), with more than 400 enrolling at UW-Green Bay.

A late closing date for students in the 11-county area has not yet been determined. However, UW-Green Bay officials are encouraging interested students to apply as soon as possible to be eligible for participation in priority class registration in early June.

University officials expect a new incoming freshman class of about 950 to 1,000 students.

Other exceptions to the May 18 new freshman application cutoff deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Applications also will continue to be accepted from students in various programs and categories, including re-enrolling, transfer, graduate, nursing completion, non-degree and Adult Degree students.

For more information about applying to UW-Green Bay, contact the Admissions Office at (920) 465-2111, or visit http://www.uwgb.edu/admissions/.


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