Fox Cities Campus
Student Affairs Solution Center
Information for First Year Students| Welcome!
Information on this page is specific to students intending to start classes in May, Summer or Fall 2023.
This process officially launches on March 15 when UW System Placement Testing opens.
Congratulations on your admission to the UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus! We are excited to help you enroll in courses and prepare to transition into college. The information on this page outlines the THREE steps of the new student process which includes Placement Testing, Advising & Registration, and New Student Orientation.
If you have any questions along the way, contact the Student Affairs Solution Center at email@example.com or call (920) 832-2620. You will need your NetID and password to access your UWO email account. If you are experiencing issues with your NetID or password, please contact the UWO Helpdesk at (920) 424-3020.
STEP 1: Placement Testing
UW System placement testing in math and English is required of all incoming new students who have not previously completed math or English courses earning college credit. Optional world language placement tests are available in Spanish, French and German. Placement tests must be completed prior to attending your Advising and Registration (A&R) session.
UW System Online Placement Testing – Take the exams from any location with internet access at a time/date that works best for you. You must register in advance. UWO students will take the Math Test A and the English Test. Online exams must be completed at least TWO WEEKS prior to your Advising and Registration session.
If you have barriers to taking the online placement test, please reach out to the Solution Center at 920-832-2620 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
UW System Online Placement Testing Information
- Register in advance
- After completing the registration form, an email will be sent from email@example.com which contains a registration code for you to complete the registration process. Once you have entered that passcode, you will receive a second email from firstname.lastname@example.org, which contains the link and password needed to begin your exams.
- Log into Scantron to complete the math and English tests (see information below to find out if you are exempt). World language tests are optional.
- You can use a non-graphing calculator for the math section.
Can I be exempt from taking placement tests?
If you have successfully completed a transferable level course (eg. CAPP, ECCP) in English composition, math or world language, or if you have completed an AP or IB course prior to your senior year and received a qualifying score on the exam, you may be exempt. Please review the following information to determine if you are exempt:
- AP – Advance Placement
- IB – International Baccalaureate
- Review transferable course work from other universities
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive my placement test results?
Students will receive their results and placement level during their Advising & Registration session.
How can I request accommodations?
For details on what to share in the request, follow the instructions reflected on the UW Center for Placement Testing webpage.
Who do I contact if I don’t know my NetID or password?
To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh Net ID and password. This information was emailed when you were admitted. If you don’t have your Net ID and password or experience issues logging in, please contact the Help Desk at (920) 424-3020.
Who do I contact if I am experiencing issues while registering for my placement exams?
To troubleshoot issues that may arise while registering for your exams, please contact the UW Madison Testing and Evaluation Services at email@example.com or (608) 262-5863.
Who do I contact if I am experiencing issue while completing my placement exams?
To troubleshoot issues that may arise while completing your exams online, please contact Scantron at (919) 572-6880.
What should I do if I do not have access to a computer, adequate internet, or a quiet testing environment?
Please reach out to the Solution Center at 920-929-1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
STEP 2: Advising and Registration
Advising and Registration events focus on course registration. Students will learn their Placement Test results, be introduced to the Associate’s degree requirements and major planning, and learn how to navigate Titan Web. Advising staff will help students select courses for the upcoming term.
A&R sessions are offered in December and January for new first year students starting in spring term and in late May and throughout summer for new first year students beginning in the fall. Upon registering for an A&R event, you will be prompted to complete a Pre-Advising Questionnaire which will help our staff to prepare for your registration date.
Students must complete placement testing (or have incoming college-level math and/or English credits) prior to attending Advising and Registration. Online Placement Tests must be taken at least 2 weeks prior to A&R to ensure the results of the exams are available.
STEP 3: New Student Orientation
Orientation is an opportunity for students to get acquainted with campus before the semester begins, meet fellow classmates and get the answers to any remaining questions about college. Learn about the academic resources that are available to students, get introduced to student life opportunities and take a full tour of the Fox Cities campus. Orientation events are offered just prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.
Students are encouraged to invite a parent, guardian or other supporter to the event. Students are limited to one guest.