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Parents and High School Counselors

UW Oshkosh appreciates the vital role you play as a parent and high school counselor, helping students consider their options following graduation. We hope you will find the following resources helpful.


Admissions Guidelines and Freshmen Profile

UW Oshkosh uses a comprehensive review process in considering each individual applicant for admission. We look at the whole student, weighing both academic and nonacademic factors in our decision-making process.



  • High school seniors may start their online application on August 1:

  • Applications may be submitted as soon as September 1. Students are encouraged to apply early.

  • UW Oshkosh begins the review of freshman applications on September 15 for admission to the University the following fall.

If you are working with a student who has limited internet access, a paper application may be downloaded here. Students may also contact the UW Oshkosh Admissions Office by phone at (920) 424-3164 to request a paper application.


Visit Campus

Preview Days

UW Oshkosh offers a number of general Preview Days as well as special programs geared to academic majors and program areas. Students may register online.

Tours and Counselor Appointments

For most students, the decisive factor in choosing a college or university is the campus visit. UW Oshkosh offers personalized appointments with admissions counselors and daily campus tours for prospective students. Students may register online for personal appointments and tours.


Paying for College


High School Student Programs

UW Oshkosh provides opportunities for academically qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Learn more about opportunities for current high school students.


AP and IB Credit Charts 

Score Levels Required for Credit at UW Oshkosh


Academic Support and College Preparation Programs


College Prep Web Resources

Students who plan to attend college immediately following graduation ideally should begin their college-decision making process by their junior year in high school. College-bound students can streamline their college selection process by attending one of the Wisconsin Education Fairs . The KnowHow2GO website is another helpful resource that lays out the steps that need to be taken to be eligible for acceptance to a college or university.


UW HELP Online

Students planning on attending one of the UW System campuses are encouraged to use the resources provided by the UW HELP Online website, including “Major Mania.”  For counselors, the UW Help Counselor Web page covers a broad range of helpful topics from ACT scores to information about the annual UW System counselor workshops.


Please contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to speak with one of our admissions counselors.