Applications are due 60 days prior to the first day of class.
|Term||Arrival Date||Orientation||Class Dates|
|Summer II||July 10, 2016||July 11-12, 2016||July 13-August 27, 2016|
|Fall Semester||August 27, 2016||August 29-September 2, 2016||September 7 – December 16, 2016|
|Fall I||August 27, 2016||August 29-September 2, 2016||September 7 – October 25, 2016|
|Fall II||October 22, 2016||October 24-25, 2016||October 26 – December 16, 2016|
|Spring Semester||January 21, 2017||January 23-27, 2017||January 30 – May 12, 2017|
|Spring I||January 21, 2017||January 23-27, 2017||January 30 – March 17, 2017|
|Spring II||March 20, 2017||March 22-24, 2017||March 27 – May 12, 2017|
|Summer Semester||June 12, 2017||June 14-16, 2017||June 19 – August 4, 2017|
To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective degree-seeking students."
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."
To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective domestic exchange students."
To apply for BOTH the IEP AND admission to a UW Oshkosh degree program, follow the "application instructions for prospective visiting students."
Complete our application process in three steps plus apply for a scholarship!
- Step I: Apply for Acceptance to the Intensive English Program
- Step II: Apply for your Immigration Documents
- Step III: Share Biographical and Health Information
- Optional: Apply for a Scholarship
|Optional: Apply for a Scholarship|
|Diversity Award and Economic Equity Award Application |
|Step I: Apply for Acceptance to the University|
|Special Student Form|
|Two Letters of Recommendation from teachers, professors, community members, employers or others who can comment on your potential to succeed at the university level. |
|Proof of English Proficiency Identify UW Oshkosh as the institution that should receive your test results. If you need to provide an address, the testing company must send these results to: Office of International, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.|
Official transcripts or marks sheets plus diplomas and certificates that confirm the degree granted, in the original language.
- 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 (freshmen) must submit documents from all secondary schools previously attended.
- Students with 29 or fewer college-level credits (less than one year of study) earned at a U.S. university/college OR a U.S. university/college outside the U.S. must submit documents from all secondary schools, colleges and universities previously attended.
- Students with 30 or more college-level credits (more than one year of study) earned at a U.S. university/college OR a U.S. university/college outside the U.S. 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.
- Students who have studied at a U.S. institution may be able to send transcripts electronically through the Credentials Electronic Exchange. If this is an option for you, please let your international admissions counselor know that you are sending your transcripts electronically and give the date on which your transcripts should arrive at UW Oshkosh. Use the email address email@example.com to make this notification.
- Mail original documents to: Office of International Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.
|Step II: Apply for your Immigration Documents (I-20 or DS-2019)|
|You may begin this step before you receive an admissions letter, or you may wait to hear the results of your Application for Acceptance before beginning. If the application deadline is soon, consider submitting these documents as soon after you have completed the above list as possible.|
|Application to Receive Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 signed by the applicant AND by all (if any) financial sponsors. ALL applicants complete this form regardless of the source of funding. This is the same form that you used if you applied for a Scholarship "Need-based Scholarship Application".|
|Evidence of Financial Resources Document requirements are explained on the Application to Receive Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.|
|Copy of the biographical page of your passport , if you have one.|
|If you plan to bring one or more dependents with you to the U.S., request the "Dependents Application" form BEFORE you complete the Commitment of Financial Resources form.|
|Step III: Share Biographical and Health Information|
|You may begin this step before you receive an acceptance letter or before you receive an I-20 or DS-2019, or you may wait to hear the results of your Application for Acceptance and your I-20 or DS-2019 before beginning. If the application deadline is soon, consider submitting these documents as soon after you have completed the above list as possible.|
|Student Health Form completed by a doctor or other appropriate health provider|
|Copy of the biographical page of your passport, if you have not already submitted this.|
|Copies of previously issued U.S. Visas (if you have been given a U.S. visa in the past)|
|Copies of previously issued I-20's or DS-2019's. (if you have been in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa in the past)|
The review of your application will take between 2-4 weeks depending on the timing of the application submission. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified by email.
UW Oshkosh will issue a Form I-20 or DS-2019 only after admission 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 is responsible for ensuring 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|
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.
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.
Minimum Score or
Minimum Completion Level
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.
Housing, meal and insurance fees are updated every August. Estimates may change for programs beginning after August.
Spring 2017 IEP Fees
|Books & |
|$2,749 per term||$1,055||$759||$320||$360||$5,243|
Summer 2017 IEP Fees
|Books & |
|$2,749 per term||$1,055||$759||$320||$360||$5,243|
Fall 2016 IEP Fees
|Books & |
|$4,750||$2,110 ||$1,518 ||$370||$720 ||$9,468 |
|$2,749 per term||$1,055 ||$759 ||$320|
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.
Fees payable to UW Oshkosh include the program fee, housing, meals (semester and Fall I/Spring I programs only), books, student ID and health insurance. The Program Fee includes course fees, airport pick up, orientation, placement testing, field trips and access to campus facilities. The housing fee is based on the lowest-cost accommodation in double rooms on the UW Oshkosh campus and includes the housing deposit. All students must purchase the UW Oshkosh insurance plan to be in compliance with U.S. Immigration policy and UW Oshkosh requirements.
The program fee does NOT include meals (summer and Fall II/Spring II programs only), 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.
Students who enter UW Oshkosh through the IEP will pay fees as listed on this page under "IEP ONLY" while they are in the Intensive English Program.
After moving to regular university courses, students will pay fees as listed under "Costs" for prospective degree-seeking or prospective visiting students.