Application Process

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STEP 1

Look through the class options for:

Decide on your first AND second class choices.


STEP 2

Log in to the registration system (registration for the 2019 session will open in January). You will need to create a username and password for the system. Please make sure you write down your username and password for future reference.

Next, complete the online registration form and pay the $30 or $60 non-refundable registration fee.


Step 3

Upload the required forms directly into the application unit:

For New Students

  1. Current grade report in any format. The report does not need to be an official copy from the school.
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Up to three additional documents:
    • Recommendations
    • Standardized test scores (PSAT, ACT, WKCE, NUMATS, etc.)
    • If test scores are not available, we can accept copies of class work in a field of study similar in nature to the selected WCATY course.

For Returning students

  1. Current grade report in any format. The report does not need to be an official copy from the school.
  2. Statement of Purpose

 

NOTE: If you are unable to upload your .pdf or .docx documents directly into the registration system, you may email the documents to wcaty@wisc.edu.


STEP 4

You will be notified of your acceptance via email. There will be a link prompting you to finish your registration. This step will take no more than a few minutes and is required to complete registration.


Step 5

After completing registration, you will receive an email and mailed packet with detailed information about camp and special events. Complete and send back any special request forms (included in the acceptance package) to the WCATY office.


Step 6

The following are required after admission:

  1. Health Form: An email will be sent to you from the CampDoc website at least a month before the program begins.
  2. Student Rules Contract: Please review the rules ahead of time and bring/sign during camp check-in.
  3. Commuter students only: Please send or email to the WCATY office.

Optional Steps

Request Financial Aid

Provide the appropriate information from the list below and send it directly to the WCATY office. The full details about financial aid can be found on the financial information page.

  • GEM Financial Aid Form
  • ALP, PACE, STEP and YSSP Financial Aid Form
  • If you are applying for financial aid and are not eligible for free or reduced lunch, submit the first page of the 1040 form of the most recent year’s tax return. If extenuating circumstances (i.e. loans, loss of employment) are not reflected on tax return but are affecting your family’s finances, please also submit a letter of explanation.

Request a Roomate

Complete the Roommate Request Form.