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Can I transfer credits from a two-year college, another university or a technical college into a bachelor’s degree at UW Oshkosh?

If you earned credits at another college or university, and your GPA is 2.0 or higher, the UW Oshkosh transfer student coordinator will evaluate all credits. Credits earned at other accredited colleges and universities are evaluated on the basis of transcripts submitted as part of admissions credentials. The Admissions Office, in consultation with your college or program area at UW Oshkosh, determines the extent to which courses accepted in transfer apply to degree and program requirements. Visit www.uwsa.edu/tis for more information about transferring credits.

Can I get credit for work and life experiences?

If you have previous learning or valuable life experiences, you have the opportunity to submit a portfolio of your experiences to gain up to 24 credits toward your degree. 

There are also more than 20 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams currently available. Credits accepted for CLEP exams at UW Oshkosh are listed at the back of the UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Bulletin.

We advise that college students meet with their academic adviser prior to taking these exams. The testing is held on selected Thursdays each month at UW Oshkosh. Upon receipt of your registration form and registration fee, Testing Services will contact you to reserve an exam appointment or to arrange an alternate testing date.

Veterans, reservists, National Guard members and dependents of veterans may be eligible to receive benefits for college. For example, you can earn up to four UW Oshkosh credits with your DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). Contact the Veterans Office at (920) 424-1804 or va@uwosh.edu for more information.

Does UW Oshkosh offer online bachelor’s degree programs?

For working adults, the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement offers accelerated courses that fit your schedule and take half the time of conventional classes. 

Programs offered include:

Visit our LLCE online degree program website or call (800) INFO-UWO for more information.

In addition, the College of Nursing offers an accelerated nursing program – a one year online program designed for people with bachelor’s degrees. Coursework is completed online, and clinical experiences are arranged in the area where you live. Prerequisites are required for admission. For more information about the accelerated nursing program, contact the Accelerated Online BSN Program office at (920) 424-3096 or visit their website.

Does UW Oshkosh offer any graduate programs online?

The UW Oshkosh College of Business, accredited by AACSB-International, the premier business school accrediting agency, offers evening MBA courses at UW Oshkosh, UW Stevens Point, in Green Bay and online.

Online Option: If you are looking for an online MBA program, the College of Business at UW Oshkosh collaborates with the AACSB-accredited MBA Programs at UW-Eau Claire, UW-LaCrosse, and UW-Parkside to offer the University of Wisconsin Internet Business Consortium MBA. The Consortium Online MBA is managed by the UW Eau Claire MBA Program and information is available at www.wisconsinonlinemba.org/about.

Does UW Oshkosh offer housing options for returning adult students?

Housing is offered to any student that is enrolled at UW Oshkosh. UW Oshkosh offers traditional housing options, which include double rooms with approximately 30 students sharing a bathroom on the floor. Outside of the all freshmen buildings, the rest of the residence halls house students who vary in age. All residence halls include a front desk, kitchen, study lounges on each floor, laundry facilities, computer lab and recreational space. There are student staff members on each floor, as well as a Residence Hall Director that runs the building.

As an alternative, returning adult students may prefer to explore the option of short term housing available at the Gruenhagen Conference Center (GCC). The GCC is located on the UW Oshkosh campus at 208 Osceola Street. The Gruenhagen Conference Center offers contract lodging for up to 30 consecutive nights. 

Should a students housing needs be for longer than a 30 night stay, they should contact the Department of Residence Life Office to discuss other contract options. Please note that there are certain time periods each year when lodging may not be available due to conference housing and space commitments.

To learn more about Gruenhagen Conference Center visit their website at www.gcc.housing.uwosh.edu or call their Front Desk at (920) 424-1106. 

Amenities availabe to guests of the GCC include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Access to our 25 work station Computer Resource Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 12 midnight, 7 days per week.
  • On site laundry room.
  • Complimentary coffee service in the Front Lobby between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. daily.
  • Access to cable television services in lodging rooms and floor lounges (program offered by Time Warner Cable).
  • Access to wireless Internet.
  •  Front Desk and Manager on Duty Program.

What is D2L (Desire2Learn)? How can I get help if I'm having problems with it?

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a software program that allows students and instructors the ability to access course materials via the Internet. Many classes utilize D2L to enhance campus courses. For students taking classes completely online, D2L is where they will find their syllabus, class discussion, submit papers and much more.

If you are experiencing problems with D2L, technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-435-7589. You can also request assistance via an online form at learnuw.wisconsin.edu/problem.html. You will be asked for the course title. Please copy it from D2L; a course number and department are not sufficient for identifying a course.

Online help for D2L is available at http://www.uwosh.edu/d2lfaq/. Also, limited in-person assistance is available at the Presentations Lab, Polk 5, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., during the academic year. Technical support for D2L is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (888) 435-7589. You also can request assistance via an online form at learnuw.wisconsin.edu/problem.html.

Can I ride the Oshkosh city bus to UW Oshkosh?

Parking Services at UW Oshkosh offers free rides on city buses to all faculty, staff and students. Present your TitanCard and you can ride anywhere in the city on an Oshkosh bus. The system offers service from 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. Monday–Saturday.

Oshkosh Transit System route maps are available at the Parking Services Office in the lower level of Blackhawk Commons and at the Reeve Memorial Union information office located near Titan Central. You also can visit the City of Oshkosh Transportation Department Transit System online at www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Transit/Transit.htm.

Do you have computers I can use on campus?

Students can check out laptops from Polk Library’s Circulation Desk with a TitanCard for three hours at a time. The library also has four calculators (two TI-30X IIS and two TI-83 Plus) available for check out.

Reeve Memorial Union provides several Wi-Fi laptop computers that UW Oshkosh students may check out from Titan Central at no cost for a maximum of two hours. This service is reserved for current UW Oshkosh students only, with two forms of photo identification required. A current TitanCard and driver's license will be held at Titan Central as security on the rental. Laptops may not leave Reeve Union. Any files you save to the laptop will be deleted automatically when you shut down, so save your work to your own external drive.

The Halsey Computer Lab is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with TitanCard access after certain times. Check the hours and locations of other campus computer labs on the Academic Computing website.

In addition, students can use wireless printing with the campus print management system. Simply download the wireless printing tool. Stop by any of the five general computer access labs to release your print job. Visit the Academic Computing website to download the tool and enable wireless printing.

Can students purchase software at discounted rates?

Many popular software programs are available under a student license for discounted rates via the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC). Full- or part-time students enrolled at a University of Wisconsin System campus are eligible to purchase and use software distributed through WISC.

Adobe and Microsoft software sold through this site includes a perpetual license, which you can continue to use even after you graduate (license terms from other manufacturers vary). To see what software is available, visit wiscsoftware.wisc.edu/wisc/school.asp?institution=1023.

Can I use the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)?

For currently enrolled UW Oshkosh students, SRWC membership is covered by paying the segregated University fees. Students must present a valid UW Oshkosh ID card to gain access to the state-of-the-art facility. UW Oshkosh students who have not paid the segregated fee must pay a membership fee. Visit SRWC or call (920) 424-1245 for more information.

Is childcare available on campus?

The Children’s Learning and Care Center provides quality, affordable childcare for UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Visit the Children's Learning and Care Center site or call (920) 424-0260 for more information.

Are medical services available on campus?

Currently enrolled students are eligible for services at the Student Health Center. For more information or questions about eligibility, call (920) 424-2424, email studenthealth@uwosh.edu or visit the Health Center website.

Does UW Oshkosh offer tutoring?

The Center for Academic Resources (CAR) provides free tutors for students. Students schedule their own tutoring appointments and can work with a tutor any time the center is open. Students who want help in a class can contact a tutor by email and arrange a time to meet in Dempsey 317. For more information about tutoring, visit the CAR site or call (920) 424-3419.

Does UW Oshkosh offer other academic assistance?

Located in the basement of Radford Hall, the Writing Center provides one-on-one peer tutoring for all phases of the writing process. Students come to the Writing Center voluntarily and can schedule up to two 50-minute appointments each week. Writing assistance is completely confidential.

The Reading and Study Skills Center in Nursing/Education Building, Room 201, offers learning strategies for students of all abilities. Strategies for improved textbook study, time management, note-taking, test preparation and test-taking are taught through both credit courses and non-credit services. All students can receive help with improving their learning and test-taking strategies.

Students seeking help in most 100- and 200-level math classes can visit the Math Lab in Swart Hall, Room 113, which is open Monday–Friday during the academic year, including some evenings. A schedule of tutors and courses covered is displayed on the lab door. For more information about the Math Lab, contact the Mathematics Department at (920) 424-1333 or visit the Mathematics Department website.

Are there accommodations for students and guests to stay overnight on campus?

Gruenhagen Conference Center provides inexpensive lodging for students and guests. If you or a guest are interested in staying in Gruenhagen for a night, week, month or longer, please visit housing.uwosh.edu/gcc/lodging for more information about room types and rates.

Are photocopying or multimedia and document preparation services available on campus?

Copy This!! is a full-service copy center, located on the first floor of Reeve Memorial Union. UPS shipping service also is offered to locations within the United States. For more information, visit their website or call (920) 424-3180.

The Instructional Resource Center (IRC), located in Polk Library, Room 5, is a full-service design shop, offering services for all phases of your class projects. The IRC provides a number of finishing services, including laminating, mounting and trimming. The IRC’s Presentations Lab is a multimedia lab for students, featuring many tools not available in the general access computer labs, such as CD and DVD authoring and duplication; paper, slide and negative scanning, video editing, and color printing.

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