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Transitioning from high school to college can often be both an exciting and anxious time in your life. UW Oshkosh strives to create an accessible environment in the classroom and on campus.
All applicants to the university are required to meet the basic admissions criteria regardless of disability. Those criteria include high school coursework, grades and scores on admissions exams. There is no separate admissions process for students with disabilities.
Students who received disability accommodations while in high school will have their academic record and transcripts considered in the same manner as other applicants. The Accessibility Coordinator will be happy to consult with you about accommodations once you are admitted to UW Oshkosh.
You may include a personal statement about your high school experiences as a student with a disability. Explaining the types of accommodations or services you received and your individual strengths or academic challenges will assist the Admissions Office in understanding your experience. Guidance counselors or teachers may also be encouraged to submit letters on your behalf that can aid admissions counselors in making decisions.
Project Success is not part of the Accessibility Center, but we work together to best meet the needs of our students. Project Success works with students with language-based learning disabilities and offers various services with writing, reading and tutoring. Many of the ADA accommodations are offered through Project Success and not directly from the Accessibility Center. These include:
- Extended time for exams
- Quiet environment for exams
- Exam readers
- Exam scribes
- Electronic textbooks (available through the Accessibility Center)
Additional accommodations are assigned based on the individual documentation and needs of the student. For specific questions about accommodations, please contact the Project Success office.