Dempsey Hall 135
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Freshmen Admissions Guidelines
It’s time. You are ready for life after high school, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is ready to help you find your path, grow your world, learn to lead and succeed. UW Oshkosh’s caring faculty and staff are dedicated to providing top-quality academic programs. With nearly 250 majors, minors and emphases that you can mix and match, we’ve got a plan to get you where you want to be.
Admissions Guidelines: Course Requirements
Students most likely to be successful in college and more likely to be admitted will have completed more than the minimum high school core course units noted below, particularly in math and science.
Many of our freshmen have completed Advanced Placement (AP), Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) or Youth Options college courses while still in high school.
For admissions consideration, students must complete:
|Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry and an additional upper-level math course*||3|
|Academic Electives: Additional Courses from above or foreign language or fine arts or computer science||4|
*This additional upper-level math course must have Algebra & Geometry as pre-requisites
Please contact us if you have questions about the admissions guidelines and course requirements.
The Admissions Decision
Applicants for admission are provided a comprehensive review. Determinants for admission include a number of academic and nonacademic factors.
- Rigor of college preparatory high school curriculum
- High school class rank (when available)
- ACT or SAT scores (currently optional through Spring 2025)
- Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)
Key Nonacademic Factors
- Extracurricular involvement: leadership experience, volunteerism and community service
- Diversity of personal background, work experience and life circumstances
- Student’s personal statement and responses to questions on the application
- Letters of recommendation are optional but may be helpful for those students who may need further support
Profile of Admitted Freshmen
The following data provides a summary of the average academic profile for admitted freshmen. Applicants may wish to use this as a benchmark to estimate their likelihood of admission. However, since all applications are given a comprehensive review that takes into consideration all of the factors already noted, this data should not be interpreted as a guarantee of admission or prediction for denial.
UW Oshkosh Profile for Admitted First-Year Students