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165 Credit Policy

Wisconsin resident undergraduate students who have earned 165 credits (or 30 credits more than required for their degree programs, whichever is greater) will be charged a surcharge, equal to 100 percent of the regular resident tuition, on credits beyond that level. The surcharge will be applied to students in a semester following the one in which they reach the earned credit limit.

This policy covers all Wisconsin resident undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelors degree, including students pursuing a double major. Minnesota residents and non-residents, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and non-degree students are not affected. This policy applies to all credits earned at UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System transfer credits accepted toward a degree. Retroactive, AP, military, and other college transfer credits do not count toward the total. This is not a policy that UW Oshkosh can decide whether or not to implement. This is a mandate.

If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact your academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center in the Student Success Center, Suite 202 or view UW System Credit Policy (PDF).

The Appeal to Waive Excess Credit Policy Fees Form can be printed out, completed and signed. Please follow the instructions on the form as far as deadlines. Return the completed, signed form to the Registrar's Office in Dempsey 130 or mail to Office of the Registrar, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

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