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Post Baccalaureate Admissions

Students that have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in taking additional courses towards another major, a teacher certification or another degree are considered post-baccalaureate students.  They are also referred to as “post-baccs.”

Edgewood College welcomes over 100 post-baccalaureate students every year.  We hope you are one of the next students to join our community. 

Here is some quick information about the two most popular post-baccalaureate programs, education and nursing.


There are two options to earn a teacher certification for students who already hold a bachelor's degree.

  1. If you currently hold a degree in History, English or Science and are interested in an accelerated program that leads to a secondary education certification and a master's degree, you will apply through our School of Graduate and Professional Studies.  For more information, click here 
  2. If you currently hold a degree and are interested in becoming certified to teach at the Elementary level (Early Childhood not included) in an evening and week-end format, you will apply through Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information, click here

  3. If you are interested in a secondary education certification OR in the areas below in the traditional format, you will apply as an undergraduate post-baccalaureate student.        

  • Early Childhood: Special Education (Birth to Age 8)
  • Early Childhood: Regular Education (Birth to Age 8)
  • Elementary Education with Early Childhood minor (Birth to Age 11)
  • Elementary Education (Age 6 to 13)
  • Secondary Education (Age 10 to 21)
  • Art, Business, Foreign Language, Music or Theater (Birth to Age 21)


There are also two options to earn a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree.  We offer a traditional (5-semester) and accelerated (1-year) format.   

Post-Baccalaureate Admissions Requirements

Applicants for post baccaluaureate admission to Edgewood College can be as either degree seeking or adding a second major.

Degree Seeking (eligible for financial aid): Students are seen as having completed all general education requirements but must show that they have met their religious studies, language and COR requirements before graduation.

  • College Transcripts – from all previous colleges attended
  • High School Transcripts 

Second Major:  Students are required to complete the requirements for the major that they are pursuing.

  • College Transcripts – from all previous colleges attended

Please note that admission to Edgewood College does not guarantee admission into individual schools or programs.  Additional entrance requirements may be required for some programs including, but not limited to, nursing and education. 

Admission Deadlines

To check on deadlines, please go to Admissions deadlines

Contact Edgewood College Admissions Office

(608) 663-2294

Address for submitting transcripts:
Edgewood College – Admissions Office
1000 Edgewood College Dr
Madison, WI  53711