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Information for New Freshmen | Welcome!

Congratulations on your admission to the UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus! Take a moment to celebrate and be proud of yourself — all of your hard work has paid off. Please review the following information for your next steps to prepare for enrollment. If you have any questions along the way, contact the Student Affairs Solution Center at foxinfo@uwosh.edu or call (920) 832-2620.

You will need your NetID and password to access your UWO email account. Please refer to your email from the Admissions Office for instructions on how to use your NetID. If you are experiencing issues with your NetID or password, please contact the UWO Helpdesk at (920) 424-3020.


UW Oshkosh Email and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA  is two-step verification process that students must use when accessing their Outlook email account. This authentication process is to better secure your email, especially when accessing sensitive information. Because passwords can be forgotten, stolen, or compromised, this additional security step helps to make your account more difficult for others to access.

Please set up MFA immediately after you receive your UW Oshkosh email information. Follow these step-by-step MFA instructions to get started.

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 are offered online, providing flexibility for you to complete them on your schedule. Placement testing must be completed at least two weeks prior to meeting with your academic advisor to register for classes.

We encourage students with learning differences, internet and computer access issues, or general concerns about finding a quiet testing environment to contact Jackie Connell at connellj@uwosh.edu to discuss alternative testing options or locations.    

UW System Online Placement Testing Information

  • Register in advance  
  • After completing the registration form, an email will be sent from regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu 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 candidatesupport@scantrom.com, which contains the link and password needed to begin your exams.
  • Complete the math and English portion (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.
  • You have the ability to leave the placement tests and return to them later. A test will automatically submit 28 days after you begin the test. To ensure results will be available in time for class registration, you must submit your tests at least two weeks prior to meeting with your academic advisor.

    In-Person Placement Testing (Optional)

    Paper and pencil testing on the Oshkosh campus

    • Complete placement tests in Polk Library on the Oshkosh campus
    • In-person placement testing opens March 15. No appointment is necessary, but test(s) must be completed during regular office hours.
    • No registration fee
    • You must bring your own non-graphing calculator and No. 2 pencils

    Learn more about about in-person testing on the Oshkosh campus

      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:

        Frequently Asked Questions

        How do I register for placement testing?
        Begin the registration process here. To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh NetID and password. This information was emailed when you were admitted. If you don’t have your NetID and password, or experience issues logging in, please contact the IT Help Desk at (920) 424-3020.

        After filing out the registration form, you will be emailed instructions on how to access all of the placement tests. You are required to complete the English and math portions. If you wish to continue studying a world language, you can also complete the optional foreign language exam in Spanish, French or German.

        If you plan to take the paper and pencil exams on the Oshkosh campus, or make special arrangements to take the tests on the Fond du Lac or Fox Cities campuses, no online registration will be necessary.

        When will I receive my placement test results?
        Students will receive their results and placement level during their one-on-one Advising & Registration meeting with an academic advisor.

        How can I request accommodations?
        For UW System Online Placement tests,  please send accommodation requests to Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.edu.

        For paper and pencil tests on the UW Oshkosh campus, please send accommodation requests to the UW Oshkosh Testing Services Office at richtern@uwosh.edu.

        For paper and pencil tests on the UWO Fox Cities Campus contact Jackie Connell at connellj@uwosh.edu

        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 frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu 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.

          Advising and Registration (A&R)

          Students must complete placement testing (or have incoming college-level math and/or English credits) prior to completing their Pre-Advising Session and Questionnaire. The information provided in the questionnaire, along with your placement test results (if applicable), will be sent to your academic advisor. Students will be contacted to schedule a one-on-one virtual Advising & Registration meeting, during which you will enroll in your first semester classes. Meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams video chat.

          New Student Orientation

          Students must complete their Advising and Registration (A&R) prior to attending 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 clubs and sports teams and take a full tour of the Fox Cities campus.

          Orientation is a student-only event. Parents, guardians or other supporters are asked to allow students to attend this event independently, as space is limited.

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