Posts By: Sarah

Placement Testing

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Placement tests. Yes. (I don’t think I need to provide any more of an intro than that.) If you’re planning on attending UW Oshkosh, you’re required to take placement tests in the areas of English and math. There is an optional foreign language test that you can take for French, German or Spanish. The whole… Read more »

Financial Aid – FAFSA

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You applied for college and got accepted into the school you wanted! (Hooray!) Your next thought: how am I supposed to pay for this? That is where the FAFSA can help. FAFSA stands for: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA can lessen the financial burden of paying for your college education. You… Read more »

The Undecided Major: Tips for picking a major at UW Oshkosh

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One of questions that you will probably get when talking about going to college is: “What are you majoring in?” For some people, this question is a no brainer, but for others there may be a little more hesitation. If you’re undecided about a major, don’t fret! About 1/3 of incoming freshman are undecided and… Read more »

Hello, Fletcher Hall (aka my “Second Home”)

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“Home away from home.” If you’re planning on living on campus, you’ll more than likely start referring to UW Oshkosh like this… trust me. I have made the mistake of asking my parents to bring me back home (to Oshkosh) only to get glares from my mother. Sorry, mom. While I do love “home-home,” life at… Read more »

National Student Athlete Day!

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If you’re a student-athlete, today is YOUR day. Founded in 1987 by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, National Student Athlete Day is meant as a celebration of academic, athletic, and stewardship success. Additionally, April 6 marks the 2011 Giant Steps Awards, which honor those who demonstrate a balance of academics, athletics, life pursuits… Read more »

How to Catch a Leprechaun

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St. Patrick’s Day: A day to rest, celebrate, or simply relish in Irish heritage. Whatever your relationship with it, there are unavoidable St. Patty’s Day traditions you’ll encounter at some point. While the grass has yet to turn green, on this day everything else has.  Green shamrocks, green eggs and ham, green beads, green clothing,… Read more »