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Admissions Process

Follow these simple steps to enroll at Nicolet...

You will need to complete the admissions process if you are:

  • Enrolling in six or more credits and/or
  • Planning to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate from Nicolet College

If this doesn’t apply, please contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493 to register.


1. Apply


  • Select APPLY NOW
  • Create an Apply Web Account
  • Select Online Application to start
  • Submit application and pay $30 non-refundable application fee. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application.


  • Download APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION FORM (PDF), print, complete, and mail to: and from the Welcome Center.
  • Return the paper application to Nicolet College Admissions with the $30 non-refundable application fee.

Please note: Some shared programs require admissions applications to be sent directly to the host technical college. Please check with Nicolet Admissions for specific information on shared program requirements.

2. Submit official transcripts

Transcripts must be mailed, faxed, or sent electronically by each institution directly to Nicolet College Admissions. Please submit:

• Official high school or GED/HSED

• Post-secondary transcripts, if applicable

3. Watch your mail

Your acceptance letter will contain your Student ID as well as instructions on the next steps to be admitted into your program:

4. Complete assessment

After review of transcripts, one or more assessments may be required.

Assessment Exemptions:

Students may be exempted from admissions assessments if they have taken an ACT test within the last five years and submit the results along with their admissions application. Students who have completed more than 12 post-secondary credits at another college or university and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0, or who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, may also be exempted from admissions assessments.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

Accommodations on Accuplacer or any other assessment are available for any students with a need documented through  Disability Support Services. Students who have been diagnosed with a disability, or who feel they may have a disability, are encouraged to meet with the Disability Support Services staff prior to assessment. 

Occupational Programs

  • ACT Scores • Accuplacer Assessment ($10 fee)
  • Keyboarding, if applicable to program
  • TABE Assessment, based on ACT and Accuplacer scores

University Transfer - Liberal Arts

  • UW Math Placement ($7 fee)
  • UW English Placement ($7 fee)
  • UW Foreign Language Placement ($7 fee)

These assessments can be completed at our Assessment Center, University Transfer Center - Second Floor. Students that need to take the Accuplacer can test on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 am - 2:30 pm and on Fridays from 8 am - 1 pm. Appointments are required for keyboarding, TABE, and UW Placement tests. Call 715-365-4448 or 800-544-3039 ext. 4448 to schedule an appointment.

Assessments can also be taken at our Lakeland Center by appointment, 715-356-6753 or 800-585-9304.

5. Complete the online College Readiness Survey

Click here to complete the survey.

6. Meet with an academic advisor to register for courses

Contact the Welcome Center to schedule an appointment at 715-365-4493 or 800-544-3039 ext. 4493.

Program Waiting Lists

Periodically, high demand for enrollment in a particular program may require students to be placed on a waiting list. If a program is filled when a student applies, but the student meets all admissions requirements, he/she will be placed on a waiting list based on application date. District residents who apply by established application dates will have admissions priority over non-district residents. Non-state residents shall be admitted to district programs, after district and non-district state residents, as spaces remain available. Applicants on a waiting list will be notified if and when any openings occur in the program, and  have priority over all other applicants for admission in subsequent terms and will be admitted in the order of their original application for admission. A student on a waiting list can enroll in general education and support courses that relate to the degree. Some Nicolet programs admit new students in the Fall Semester only. Students may still enter Nicolet in the Spring Semester, but they usually enroll in general education courses required for their program. Prospective students should check with Admissions for all program entry requirements, waiting lists, and applicable dates.

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