Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Sections
You are here: Home / International Students & Scholars / Intensive English Program / Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Application
Program Calendar and Application Deadlines

Applications are due 60 days prior to the first day of class.

TermArrival DateOrientationClass Dates
Fall Semester August 23, 2014 August 25-29, 2014 September 3 – December 12, 2014
Fall I August 23, 2014 August 25-29, 2014 September 3 – October 17, 2014
Fall II October 19, 2014 October 20-21, 2014 October 20 – December 12, 2014
Spring Semester January 24, 2015 January 26-30, 2015 February 2 – May 15, 2015
Spring I January 24, 2015 January 26-30, 2015 February 2 – March 27, 2015
Spring II March 26, 2015 March 27-29, 2015 March 30 – May 15, 2015
Summer I May 17, 2015 May 18-19, 2015 May 18 – July 2, 2015
Summer II July 5, 2015 July 6-7, 2015 July 6 – August 21, 2015
Application to IEP PLUS Admission to a Degree Program

To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective degree-seeking students."

Application to IEP PLUS International Exchange

To apply for BOTH the IEP AND one or two semesters of exchange at UW Oshkosh, follow the "application instructions for prospective international exchange students."

Application to IEP PLUS Domestic Exchange

To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective domestic exchange students."

Application to IEP PLUS Acceptance as a Visiting Student

To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective visiting students."

Application to IEP ONLY
Complete on line:

Office of International Education Intake Form
Before
completing this on-line form, read all of the questions on the form. The form requires you to upload documents. After reading through the questions on the form, you will know which documents you must have prepared in advance for upload. THIS FORM CANNOT BE SAVED - YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM AT THE TIME THAT YOU COMPLETE IT.

Request that the following be submitted directly by the testing agency to: Admissions Office (International Admissions), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.
Proof of English Proficiency
You must also upload an unofficial copy of your scores when completing the "University of Wisconsin Oshkosh International Students Form".
Mail the following directly to: Admissions Office (International Admissions), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.
Two Letters of Recommendation from teachers, professors, community members, employers or others who can comment on your potential to succeed at the university level.
--You must also upload a copy of each recommendation when completing the "University of Wisconsin Oshkosh International Students Form".--

Official transcripts or marks sheets plus diplomas and certificates that confirm the degree granted, in the original language.
--You must also upload a copy of your transcripts or marks sheets plus any diplomas and/or certificates you may have when completing the "University of Wisconsin Oshkosh International Students Form".  Create ONE pdf to include ALL of the documents that you have.--

  • All documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Transcripts must include the full list of courses completed plus grades for each course EXCEPT courses currently in progress. An updated transcript must be submitted after final grades become available.
  • First-year students must submit documents from all secondary schools previously attended.
  • Transfer students with 29 or fewer college-level credits must submit documents from all secondary schools, colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Transfer students with 30 or more college-level credits must submit documents from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • TRANSCRIPTS, DIPLOMAS & CERTIFICATES MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO UW OSHKOSH BY THE ISSUING INSTITUTION.  Alternatively, applicants may send transcripts, diplomas and certificates to UW Oshkosh IF they are SEALED in an envelope which has clearly been provided by the academic institution awarding the transcripts, diplomas or certificates.
Declaration of Financial Resources signed by the applicant AND by all (if any) financial sponsors.
--U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents do not complete this form.--
--ALL applicants complete this form regardless of the source of their funding.-- 

One or more of the following, so that the total available to you in US dollars adds up to the total required amount shown on the Declaration of Financial Resources.
--U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents do not complete this form.--

  • A copy of your personal bank statement
  • A copy of your parents’ or other sponsor’s bank statement.
  • A letter from your government or a scholarship agency indicating the total sponsorship in US dollars per year of study.
Student Health Form completed by a doctor or other appropriate health provider
--U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents do not complete this form.--
Copy of the biographical page of your passport
--This form can be submitted later if you do not yet have one.--
--U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents do not complete this form.--
Copies of any previously issued U.S. Visas
--U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents do not complete this.--
Copies of any previously issued I-20's or DS-2019's
--ONLY required from students who have previously been in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa.--
If you plan to bring one or more dependents with you to the U.S., request the “Dependents” application and submit this along with your application packet.

The admissions review will take between 2-4 weeks depending on the timing of the application submission. Once an admissions decision has been made, applicants will be notified by email.

UW Oshkosh will issue a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 only after acceptance by the Admissions Office and verification of adequate financial resources as required by federal regulations. UW Oshkosh encourages the enrollment of qualified international students in suitable programs and seeks to attract students whose academic potential has already been recognized in their home countries. An international student is classified for educational purposes as a person who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. UW Oshkosh is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The Office of International Education also attempts to ensure that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh complies with all applicable laws set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other government agencies.

IEP Admissions Criteria
Eligibility

All applicants must:

  • be 18 years old or older;
  • have a high school or secondary school diploma; and
  • have significant prior English language learning experience.
English Proficiency Requirement and Placement

Applicants can affirm English language abilities using a combination of the following. All test scores shown are minimums. UW Oshkosh also reviews test sub-scores; meeting minimums listed below is not a guarantee of placement.

Test

Minimum Score or
Minimum Completion Level

TOEFL IBT 30
TOEFL CBT 93
TOEFL PBT/ITP 397
IELTS 4.5
STEP/EIKEN Pre-2
ELS Centers 4
WESLI 400
MESLS 201

 PLUS one or more of the following:

  • Recommendation from a pre-approved English Language Institute;
  • Recommendation from a UW Oshkosh partner agency;
  • Written recommendation from an English language teacher, professor or employer who can address the applicant’s English language abilities and challenges;
  • Phone conversation, in English, with an English language teacher, professor or employer who can speak to the applicant’s English language abilities and challenges;
  • Phone conversation, in English, with the applicant; and/or
  • Written statement from the applicant with a focus on motivation (why learn English?).

IEP applicants who exceed the minimum criteria may be able to move from the IEP to degree-seeking status within one semester.  IEP applicants who meet the minimum criteria for admission to the IEP are not likely to move from the IEP to degree-seeking status within one semester.

Cost
IEP ONLY

The following costs and terms are for fall 2013 through summer 2014.

An accommodation deposit is due at the time that you reserve housing. All other fees payable to UW Oshkosh are due prior to the first day of class.

TermProgram FeeRoom and BoardHealth InsuranceTextbooksTotal
7-week Program $2,499 approx. $2,250 approx. $195 (2 months) approx. $300 $5,244
14-week Program $4,150 approx. $4,035 approx. $585 (6 months) approx. $350 $9,120

Fees payable to UW Oshkosh include the program fee, room and board, health insurance (unless you apply for exemption), and textbooks fees. The Program Fee includes course fees, airport pick up, orientation, placement testing, university ID, field trips and access to campus facilities. The accommodation fee above is based on the lowest-cost on-campus accommodation at UW Oshkosh; this fee is updated annually in mid-summer and includes the amount paid in advance (housing deposit). All students must have insurance to be in compliance with U.S. Immigration policy and UW Oshkosh requirements.

The program fee does NOT include airport drop off at the end of the program, international airfare or personal expenses. In addition to fees owed to UW Oshkosh, you will incur personal expenses during your stay. On average, a student may spend approximately $500 during each 7-week period. Every individual's spending habits are different; an individual student’s personal expenses may be higher or slightly lower than the estimate. Applicants are responsible for U.S. government fees in relation to the visa application. As of early 2014, these fees were approximately $200 for the US government SEVIS fee PLUS the in-country U.S. student visa fee.

IEP PLUS Regular University Courses

Students who enter UW Oshkosh through the IEP will pay fees as listed in under "Intensive English Program ONLY" while they are in the Intensive English Program.  After moving to regular university courses, students will pay fees as listed under "Tuition & Fees".

Contact Us

Office of International Education
Dempsey Hall, Room 202
Email: 
Phone: +1 (920) 424-0775
Fax: +1 (920) 424-0185


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.