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High School Student Application Process

Items to be Completed by Applicant

Note: For a more efficient application process, please apply to Project Success prior to applying to UWO.

You should not apply to Project Success until at least the fall semester of your junior year in high school. Your application will not be considered complete until the following items have been received at our office.

  • Handwritten letter about you and your interest in the program (see Suggested Outline below)
  • Completed application form: download a pdf version of the Project Success Application here.
  • A copy of your most recent documentation (see Documentation of Disability below)
  • A copy of your high school transcript complete through junior year (do not send report cards or other similar documents)
  • A copy of your senior year scheduled for the whole year, both first and second semester
  • A copy of your ACT score report.

If you have already sent your high school transcripts, senior schedule, or ACT report to the UW Oshkosh Admissions office, sending us a copy will save time.


Once we receive the above materials, each candidate’s application is reviewed for eligibility using the documentation of disability.

After it is determined that the student has a language-based learning disability, we send the ACT results, transcripts and senior year schedule to the Admissions office to determine if the student would be eligible for admission to UW Oshkosh. An Admissions office counselor evaluates the transcript and places it into one of three categories:

  1. Full Admit, meaning that the student would be admitted to UW Oshkosh regardless of whether or not they are entering the Project Success program
  2. Summer/ Conditional Admit, meaning that the student had all the units (see listing below) for entrance, but did not meet University class rank and/or ACT requirements and can come in through successful completion of the Project Success Summer program
  3. Deny, generally caused by a lack of one or more required high school course units, such as completion of or current registration in Algebra II and/or a cumulative high school grade point average of less than 2.00.
Handwritten Letter Suggestions

Handwritten Letter Suggestions

A suggested outline for the letter is:

Introduce self
I heard about ……
Why you are interested in the Project Success Program

The handwritten letter is an important part of the application process. We like to receive letters that are unedited and handwritten by the student, not typed. If you choose to email the application materials to Project Success, please remember to scan in and include the letter also.

Documentation of Disability

Documentation of Disability

When you return your application, you must supply documentation of your disability. The documentation should be dated within the past three years. If you are still in high school, you should request a re-evaluation in your junior or senior year. Note: a recent IEP alone is not sufficient documentation of a disability. If you do not have recent documentation, or if you have any questions regarding the documentation guidelines, please call the Project Success office.

Application to UW Oshkosh

Application to UW Oshkosh

Students accepted to the Project Success program must also apply to the University through the UW Oshkosh Admissions office.

The current minimum requirements for entry into the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a Project Success student are:

  • English: 4 years
  • Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2: 3 years
  • Natural Sciences: 3 years
  • Social Sciences: 3 years
  • Academic Electives: 4 years

Please direct specific questions to the Admissions Office at (920) 424-0202.

If you do not meet the normal UW Oshkosh admissions requirements for class rank and/or ACT, you will be required to take the Project Success transition program the summer before your first semester at UW Oshkosh.

Students who meet the above admission requirements and have been accepted into the Project Success program will be allowed to enter the summer program. Upon successful completion of the summer program, students will be admitted to the University.

Students who are applying to the Project Success program should indicate this when they submit their application to the Admissions office. The address and phone number of the Admissions office is:

Admissions Office

P.O. Box 2423

UW Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-0202