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Admissions Guidelines

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Admissions Guidelines: Course Requirements

For admissions consideration, students must complete:

Course

Credits

English 4
Social Science 3
Mathematics (including Algebra I and Geometry) 3
Science 3
Academic Electives: Additional Courses from above or foreign language or fine arts or computer science 4
Total 17

Admissions Guidelines: ACT or SAT

If you are under 21 years of age by the time the semester you wish to enroll in begins, then you are required to submit ACT or SAT scores in order to complete your application materials. There is no required minimum ACT or SAT score for admission.

If you are 21 years of age or older by the time the semester you wish to enroll in begins, then submitting ACT or SAT scores is not required.

GPA and Class Rank

As long as you are meeting the course requirements (see above), your GPA and class rank (if applicable) will most likely not prevent you from being admitted.

Questions on the Admissions Guidelines

Please contact Kara Koerner at koernerk@uwosh.edu if you have questions about the admissions guidelines for the Fox Cities campus of UW Oshkosh.

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How to Apply

We’re so happy you’re considering applying to the Fox Cities campus of UW Oshkosh! Follow the steps below to make sure your application is completed successfully. Each box contains additional information about each step in the process.

A completed application includes:

  1. Your online application to the Fox Cities campus
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. ACT or SAT score (if under 21 years old)
  4. $50 nonrefundable application fee

Visit apply.wisconsin.edu to start your application 

 

Step 1: Complete the UW System Application for Admissions

Visit apply.wisconsin.edu to start your application online!

Paper applications may also be obtained from any high school guidance office in Wisconsin or by contacting the UW Oshkosh Admissions Office, P.O. Box 2423, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423.

  • Fall 2019 applications are available. We will accept applications until the end of August. Select “UW-Fox Valley” as your school.
  • Fall 2020 applications open Aug. 1. Select “UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus”

Step 2: Send an Official Transcript of All High School Coursework

Students may apply for admission by providing transcripts from a recognized high school showing coursework completed through their junior year. If available, official high school class rank should be provided on the transcript.

The transcript must be official and sent via a verified delivery method: unopened/sealed postal mail or verified electronic delivery service (Parchment, Credentials, etc.,). Transcripts sent via personal email/fax or transcripts that are not in a sealed envelope from the high school will not be accepted as official.

A recognized high school is one which is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or is recognized and accredited by a state department of public instruction or its equivalent.

Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system or state department of public instruction based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.

Students may be conditionally accepted prior to high school graduation. Upon graduation, all accepted students must provide an official final transcript indicating a graduation date and successful completion of all required coursework. Failure to successfully complete any of the required units will result in revocation of admission.

Home school students are required to submit an official transcript of all course work completed and scores from either the ACT or SAT I standardized tests.

Step 3: Send an Official ACT or SAT I Profile

Students who list UW Oshkosh as one of their receiving schools when registering for either exam will automatically have their scores reported by the testing agency. The ACT code for UW Oshkosh is 4674. The SAT code is 1916.

Students who did not request that UW Oshkosh receive their ACT or SAT I profile should contact American College Testing, (319) 337-1000 for ACT scores or the College Board at (800) 728-7267 for SAT I scores.

UW Oshkosh will use the highest composite test score submitted by the student for admission consideration.

Step 4: Submit a $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee

If you are applying as a degree-seeking student to a UW System institution, the nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required. This fee can be paid electronically at the end of your application or submitted via paper check.

Waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need. Please email admissions@uwosh.edu if you would like to request a fee waiver form.

Step 5: Application Status Notification

Usually, within two to three weeks after your application file is complete, you will receive an admissions decision letter from the University. An email will also be sent to the email address provided on your application.

If you would like to check the status of your application, follow these steps.

Sending Materials:

All application materials sent as paper copies should be forwarded to:

UW Oshkosh Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2423
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

Any paperwork that is sent express or overnight by any company other than U.S. postal services, should be sent to the following address:

UW Oshkosh Admissions Office
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Note: UPS, FedEx, Airborne, etc. DO NOT deliver to P.O. Box addresses

Applying to both Oshkosh and Fox Cities campuses?

You only need to submit ONE application to us. Apply only to UW Oshkosh if you are interested in more than one campus. You do not need to submit an additional application for the Fox Cities campus.

If you are admitted to UW Oshkosh and decide you want to attend school on the Fox Cities campus, we can easily switch your campus of choice. If you are not admitted to UW Oshkosh, we will automatically review your materials for the Fox Cities campus.

Application Changes?

If you need to make changes to your application after submitting it electronically, you can email us with your changes at admissions@uwosh.edu. You will not be able to edit your application online on your own once you submit it.

Changes may include things like:

  • Updating personal statement
  • Updating personal information
  • Adding courses in progress

If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fox Cities Campus
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
  (920) 832-2600