(a) Each district shall have a single
application process which applies to all residence categories.
(b) For each district program, districts may
limit the number of applications accepted or limit the time period during which
applications are accepted, provided that limits are applied equally to all
Except as provided in sub. (5)
(c), district residents who apply on or before the following dates shall have
1. For programs commencing
any time during the fall semester, the preceding January 1.
2. For programs commencing any time during
the spring semester, the preceding May 1.
3. For programs commencing any time during
the summer semester, the preceding October 1.
(b) After the dates provided in par. (a),
district residents shall have priority equal to non-district state residents
for program admission.
(3) NON-DISTRICT STATE RESIDENTS. After the
dates specified in sub. (2) (a) 1. to 3. for district residents, non-district
state residents shall have priority equal to district residents for program
(4) NON-STATE RESIDENTS.
Non-state residents shall be admitted to district programs, after district and
non-district state residents, as spaces remain available.
(a) Waiting lists shall be maintained by
districts for admission to all district programs.
(b) District and non-district state residents
who are not admitted because of program capacity limitations shall be notified
of their non- admission in writing and of the option to be included on a
waiting list if they inform the district, in writing, that they wish to
exercise the option. Those exercising the option shall be placed on a waiting
list for the next available program admission.
(c) Waiting list applicants shall have
priority over all other applicants for admission in subsequent terms and shall
be admitted in the order of their original application for admission.
Applicants not exercising the option to be placed on a waiting list at the time
they are first informed of the option, who later apply for admission, shall be
placed on a waiting list with admission priority determined by the date of such
(d) Waiting list
applicants may renew their waiting list status for each subsequent term until
admission is achieved.
(5m) SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. Each district
board may adopt a policy to reserve a reasonable number of program spaces to
accommodate admission for students in special circumstances. Factors which may
be considered for special circumstance admissions include, but are not limited
to, hardship, school-to-work program participation, special need, and
enrollment diversity. District special circumstances' policies are subject to
state board review and approval.
(6) JOINT PROGRAMS. If a program is jointly
sponsored by two or more districts, the participating districts may agree on
the number of students from each sponsoring district who are to be treated as
district residents of the district at which the program is offered.
(7) COLLEGIATE TRANSFER PROGRAMS. Applicants
for collegiate transfer programs, as defined in s.
Stats., shall be considered for admission without respect to their residence
AGREEMENTS. Students who apply for district admission under s.
39.42, Stats., interstate
reciprocity agreements shall be considered for program admission based on the
residence category established for students by the terms of the reciprocity