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INTERNATIONAL FIRST-YEAR

International First-Year Application Procedures

Welcome Future Titan! It looks like you are planning to apply as a First-Year. A first-year applicant is one who plans on earning a college degree and is going to be attending college for the first time. Sound like you? Perfect, let’s get started!

STEP 1: Apply

The first step to applying to UW Oshkosh is to complete your UW System Application. You can do so by heading over to apply.wisconsin.edu (or clicking that big yellow button above) and clicking “Create an Account to Get Started.” It will start by asking for some information about yourself as well as some general questions to ensure that you are completing the correct application.

We are currently accepting applications for all three UW Oshkosh campuses for the next, upcoming academic semester. Please see our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page for more information about application deadlines.

Once you completely and submit your UW System application, move on to Step 2!

STEP 2: Submit Official High School Transcripts

Part of your UW Oshkosh application process includes submitting a copy of your official high school transcripts or final examination scores. Documents must be submitted directly by your school to be considered official. Official documents can be emailed to applyworldwide@uwosh.edu or by mail to:

UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Admissions

PO Box 2423

Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

Final official transcripts must be submitted to UW Oshkosh in the original language. All documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Visit NACES or ACIE to view accepted translators.

STEP 3: Proof of English Proficiency

Your final step in the application process is to submit proof of English proficiency. When you take your English proficiency test, be sure to indicate UW Oshkosh as the school that you want your test results sent to. Indicating UW Oshkosh as your intended school will have them sent to all three campuses of UW Oshkosh. If they require a mailing address, you can use the same mailing address that you sent your transcripts to in Step 2.

Below are the required scores for UW Oshkosh:

TEST TYPE OSHKOSH CAMPUS SCORE FOX/FDL CAMPUS SCORE
TOEFL 71 61
IELTS 6.0 5.5
STEP/ELKEN 1 0.5
Duolingo*** 120 120
ACT (English) 18 18
SAT (Evidence-Based Writing) 460 460

*English proficiency scores are not required if country of origin’s official language is English, the language of the classroom instruction is English (proof required**), OR if you have successfully completed at least one year of study in the United States.

**Proof can include a letter from the school, a link/screenshot of the school handbook or website or you can send an email to applyworldwide@uwosh.edu to request explanation/submit proof.

***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test for international admissions. However, institutional review of the test will take place each academic year.

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

 

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.