Now that you have applied and been accepted to your graduate program, we want to make sure you have what you need to officially become a Blugold. Check out your next steps below and let us know if you have any questions.
1. Apply for financial aid
Financial aid is based on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form found at fafsa.gov. Eligibility for need-based aid is determined through completion of the FAFSA.
2. Assistantships, fellowships, and AOP grants
Consider applying for a graduate assistantship, fellowship, and/or Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) grant (March 1 priority deadline). Learn more about the options available to you! We also recommend contacting the department of your intended program to learn about any available scholarships.
3. Orientation and advising
Check with your department to find out if your program requires an orientation and/or advising session. We recommend you meet with your advisor prior to registering each term.
- Nursing: Mid-to-late April
- Communication Sciences & Disorders (online): Week-long in mid-June
- Communication Sciences & Disorders (residential): Late August
- School Psychology: Late August
4. Send in your official transcripts
Review your letter of acceptance to determine if a final official transcript is required. After your degree has been conferred on your transcript and within 30 days of your last term, please request an official transcript be sent to the Admissions Office.
The current reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin enables a Minnesota resident to attend Wisconsin public institutions of higher education at rates approximating tuition prevailing in the Minnesota State University System. You may apply online at Online Tuition Reciprocity Application or, if you have additional questions about reciprocity, contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education at (800) 657-3866.
Not a graduate student?
Select your student type below to see your next steps for after admittance: