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Undergraduate Admissions

Dempsey Hall 135
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled some the questions we get most frequently below. Please note that many situations are circumstantial, so if you are not able to find the answer to your question, please call us at (920) 424-3164 or email and we would be happy to assist you.


ACT and SAT score reporting is optional through Spring 2025.

Do I have to take the ACT (or SAT)?

No, you are not required to take and submit your official ACT or SAT scores for admission. Students may still choose to include their test scores if they believe it will be beneficial for their application.

How do I send my scores?

You can send your official score through the ACT or SAT website. You may also elect to have UW Oshkosh as one of the schools to receive your scores when you take the ACT. Our ACT code is 4674. The SAT code is 1916.

Does UW Oshkosh require the writing portion of the ACT/SAT?

No, we do not require the writing portion. However, some schools may require it, so we recommend completing it just in case.

Can I send multiple ACT scores?

Yes. And we will always use your highest overall score. We do not superscore. (Superscoring refers to taking the highest score from each subcategory from different testing dates and combining them together.) It does not hurt your application to submit multiple scores.

Application to UW Oshkosh

What do I need to submit for my application?

Please refer to the How to Apply page, as the required materials for each type of student will vary.

What is your application deadline?

UW Oshkosh does not have an application deadline; however, certain things— like scholarships— do have deadlines. Additionally, some other elements of your admission (placement testing, housing, class registration) are time sensitive. Therefore, we recommend applying to the University as soon as possible.

How can I make changes to my application?

If you need to make updates to your application, please email us at You will not be able to make changes to a submitted application on your own. You can make edits on the application prior to submission.

I’m having trouble with the application! What do I do?

If you are having trouble with the UW System application itself, please contact the UW System Help Desk at 1-800-442-6459 or via email at

Admitted Students and Hold My Spot Information

Do I need to pay a tuition deposit?

No! UW Oshkosh does not require a tuition deposit for admitted students. Students can now ‘hold their spot’ by completing a quick form online at the link below.

How do I ‘hold my spot’?

Admitted students can confirm their spot in the incoming class by completing a quick online form: Hold Your Spot Form.

How long does it take for my spot to be held?

We process requests the next business day. It then takes one additional day to fully activate your account.

Can I change my Titan Takeoff day after I fill out the above form?

If you need to change your Titan Takeoff date, please contact for assistance.

AP, IB or CLEP Scores

Where can I find how my AP/IB/CLEP course will transfer in as?

Please refer to yours respective chat below to view more information about scores you need to qualify for credits at UW Oshkosh.

What is the school code for sending my AP scores?

The UW Oshkosh school code is 1916.

Application Term Changes / Re-Entry Students

Can I change my application term?

Students may update their application for admission up to two semesters after the original term they applied for. For example, a student applying for Fall 2024 may update their application to Spring 2024 or Summer 2025, but not Fall 2025.

In order to make a term change, please send an email to requesting that a term be updated. It is important that you email because UW Oshkosh must have a written record of your request.

You do not need to be admitted in order for us to update your application term.

If I’m planning to take a semester off, do I need to apply again?

Yes, students who take a semester off without taking any courses will need to reapply to the University as a reentry student. 

Campus Visit or Preview Day

What kind of visit options are available at UW Oshkosh?

Students can visit campus Monday-Friday for a presentation and student-led campus tour. Visits are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily.

Select Saturday visit opportunities are also available September-May. These visits include a 30-minute counselor-led presentation at 10 a.m., followed by a 90-minute campus tour.

Individual visits, as well as Saturday tours, can be scheduled here.

We also offer a large number of Preview Day opportunities. These are typically full-day events that give an in-depth look at UW Oshkosh. Several are major specific. Click here for a full list of our available Preview Days.

What is included on the campus tour?

Our campus tour is approximately 90-minutes and covers two academic buildings, a residence hall, dining facility, recreation center, student union and other student support buildings. It is led by a current UW Oshkosh student. We offer these tours rain or shine! However, if there is lightning, the tour will have to end for everyone’s safety.

What visit opportunity is right for me?

Many students will choose to attend both a preview day and individual campus visit. Preview days tend to give more information on a variety of subjects, which is very valuable. Daily campus visits give you more opportunity to speak 1:1 with an admissions counselor to address any personal concerns you may have.

Something changed in my schedule. How do I reschedule or cancel my visit?

If you need to change your visit, please call (920) 424-3164 or email 

I live far away and can’t make it to campus, is there any way I can tour campus virtually?

Yes! We have an array of virtual resources including a virtual Titan Preview Day, virtual campus tour and a variety of print resources for you to explore. Visit to view our resources.

Is parking free on campus?

Parking is free for our campus visitors with a valid parking permit. Parking permits for weekday visits are sent electronically. If you schedule a short-notice visit, parking passes are available for our guests at the Parking Services Office, which is located in the basement of Blackhawk Commons (next to our visitor parking lot).


International Students

I’m an international student interested in attending UW Oshkosh. Where do I start?

Application information can be found on our website at With additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our International Admissions Counselor, Anthony Lenski at

Where do I find my next steps as an admitted International Student?

Next steps for International Students will be sent to our from our International Student Services. Please watch the email that you included on your application. If you did not receive these next steps or have questions as an admitted student, email our International Student Services at

Special Students, Auditing, 60+ Audit Programs

I currently attend another institution, but want to take an interim at UW Oshkosh. How do I do that?

If you would just like to take advantage of the interim option available at UW Oshkosh, you would follow these steps:

  1. Complete the special student application:
    Select the fall term if you are applying for a January interim. Spring term would be for May interim.
  2. Once you are admitted as a special student, you will be able to log in to TitanWeb (instructions sent via paper mail) and enroll in the class once your enrollment date becomes available. This date is listed in your TitanWeb account. Although you are not required to submit official transcripts as a special student, please note that if the class you are hoping to enroll in has prerequisite courses, you may need to provide some form of verification that you meet those prerequisites in order to enroll. Please note that you will not be able to enroll in a course with prerequisites on your own and will need to get an Add/Drop card from the Registrar’s Office and consent of the department/instructor.
  3. Financial Aid does not apply for special students. You will pay the full cost per credit as a special student.

Can I get financial aid as a special student?

No. Special students typically pay the cost-per-credit and do not qualify for financial aid. If you would like to verify or have extenuating circumstances, please contact Financial Aid at (920) 424-3377.

Is there a limit to the number of courses I can take as a special student?

No, you may enroll in as many as you would like. If you are taking them for credit, you will be assigned a grade, which will show up on an official transcript. You will also pay the full cost per credit.

When do special students enroll in classes?

Special students are able to sign up for classes after degree-seeking students have had a chance to do so, which is usually about 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the term; regardless of when they apply and are admitted.

How do I audit a class?

Students not participating in the 60+ audit program may still be able to audit a class. Students wishing to do this must apply to the University as a special student and get permission from the department/instructor to enroll in the course. Not all departments/classes allow auditing students, so make sure to contact the instructor ahead of time. You will not be able to sign up for an audited class on your own.

Cost per credit is lower for students who audit a course; however, no official grade is given.

What is the 60+ audit option?

UW Oshkosh offers an opportunity for students over the age of 60 to audit courses at no cost. Please view this website for information on how to enroll at UW Oshkosh and take advantage of this great opportunity.



How do I send my high school transcripts?

Your high school will be able to assist you in sending your transcripts. For review, we can accept an unofficial copy of your high school transcript. However, once all courses are complete (i.e. you graduate high school), we do require an official copy of your transcripts be sent to us from your high school.

Did you get my transcripts?

You will be able to check the status of your application at any time by sending an email to or calling the Admissions Office Front Desk at (920) 424-3164. Please note that at the beginning of each semester we do experience a very high number of transcripts coming into our office. So, it may take a little longer for us to process your transcript and get it attached to your application.

Please note that transfer students are required to send official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended before their application will be considered complete.

Additionally, transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable college credits, or whose only post-secondary institution of attendance was a technical school, are required to send high school transcripts as well.

If you are not sure if your transcripts have been received, or believe they should have been received already, please contact us at (920) 424-3164 or via email at and we can check for you.

My transcripts include grades from other schools. Do you still need all my transcripts?

Yes, we need official copies of transcripts from each school individually.

I went to two different high schools. Do you need both?


I’m taking college courses while I’m still enrolled in high school. Do you need my college transcripts to make an admissions decision?

No. But we will need it sent to us officially when your final grade is posted in order to give you credit for the course. Students taking CAPP courses from UW Oshkosh do not need to send transcripts.

I need a copy of my UW Oshkosh transcripts sent to another University. How do I do that?

UW Oshkosh transcript requests are processed through the Registrar’s Office. Visit this link for more information about transcripts from UW Oshkosh:

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164


Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.