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Information for New Freshmen | Welcome!

Congratulations on your admission to the UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus! Please review the information on this page as you prepare for your next steps towards 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.  If you are experiencing issues with your NetID or password, please contact the UWO Helpdesk at (920) 424-3020.

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.   

There are two ways students can complete UW System Placement Tests. 

  1. 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. Online exams must be completed at least TWO WEEKS prior to your Advising and Registration session.
  2. Fox Cities Campus Group Placement Testing Sessions – Select a date and come to the Fox Cities campus to complete a paper/pencil exam. Limited dates are available and you must register in advance. 

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@scantron.com, 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. 

In-Person Placement Testing Options

Group Testing Sessions on the Fond du Lac/Fox Cities campuses

  • Limited dates are available. Click the group placement testing registration button above for a list of dates available at your campus.

Individual testing on the Oshkosh campus 

  • Complete placement tests in Polk Library on the Oshkosh campus.  No appointment is necessary, but test(s) must be completed during regular office hours.

For all in-person (paper/pencil) testing options, the following apply: 

  • You must bring a photo ID, your own non-graphing calculator and No. 2 pencils.
  • Math and English tests are 90 minutes each, the optional World Language tests are 60 minutes

    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

      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 UW System Online Placement tests, please send accommodation requests to Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.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 to register for an online test or a group testing session, 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)

        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 incoming freshman beginning in the spring term and in late May and throughout summer for incoming freshman beginning in the fall term. 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.

        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. 

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