Students seeking admission to graduate study must file an application with the university admissions office. Graduate applications may be submitted electronically at:

In accordance with the University of Wisconsin System policies, graduate students applying to a graduate degree program must submit a $56 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable, does not apply to graduate tuition, and cannot be waived. If your enrollment is delayed, the application fee will apply to the next two consecutive terms including summer session.

It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for transcripts of previously established academic records, bearing the official seal of the institution(s) where course work was taken, to be sent directly from the registrar of each institution to the UW-La Crosse Admissions Office.

Graduate exams are not required for admittance into the ME-PD Learning Community program.

Unconditional admission to graduate study may be granted to students who meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. (a) An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 on a 4.00 scale, or (b)an average of at least 3.00 in the last half of all undergraduate work, or (c) an average of at least 3.00 for no fewer than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate institution. 
  3. Specify delivery preference, location preference and respond to the writing prompt on the application.  

Admission on probation may be granted to students with undergraduate grade point averages below 2.85, who are otherwise qualified, if there is evidence of a student's ability to do satisfactory graduate work. Students admitted on probation may be required by their graduate program director to complete specified course work with a grade of “B” or better. These credits may or may not apply to the graduate degree at the discretion of the program director. All graduate level work, including courses taken at other accredited institutions, will be included in the computation of the grade point average for admission determination.  

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary among UW System campuses, and sometimes among programs within a campus. For the ME-PD Learning Community program, tuition fees are the same for both in state and out of state residents.  Tuition and fees are determined late summer immediately proceeding each academic year. The fees are:


Spring 2015
                                         Face-to-Face &                           Online &
Credits                            Existing Blended LCs                New Blended LCs  

Single Credit                      $432.24*                                     $450.00
6 Credit Semester                                                                 $2,700.00
7 Credit Semester               $3,025.68*                                   $3,150.00
8 Credit Semester               $3,457.92*                                   $3,600.00


There will be a November Conference special course fee of $50 in addition to your tuition. Each semester there is also a charge of $18.25, which includes registration, United Council, and USSA fees. If you have questions about fees, contact the Cashier's Office or the Office of Admissions.  The Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fees without published notice.

In addition to tuition, book costs will average $100-200 per semester. Your facilitators will communicate required book lists throughout the semesters. Also budget for school supplies (paper, pens, folders, etc.)

Financial Aid

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse offers a wide array of merit-based, need-based and non-need based financial assistance for graduate students. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 608.785.8604 or if interested.

Most students in the ME-PD Learning Community program are eligible for financial aid as long as they are current and in good payment standing with all other federal student loans.