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Application Procedures

Step 1: Complete the UW System Application for Admission

Students may apply online at Paper applications may also be obtained from any high school guidance office in Wisconsin or by contacting the UW Oshkosh Admissions Office, P.O. Box 2423, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423.

  • Applications for the fall 2015 freshman class are currently being accepted and decisions are made on a rolling basis until the start of the term. 
  • Spring 2016 term applications will be available starting July 1, 2015.
  • Applications for the fall 2016 term will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2015. Students may submit their applications on Sept. 1, 2015 and application review for fall 2016 begins on Sept. 15.


Step 2: Forward an Official Transcript of All High School Coursework

Students may apply for admission by providing transcripts from a recognized high school showing course work completed through their junior year. If available, official high school class rank should be provided on the transcript.

A recognized high school is one which is accredited either by a regional accrediting association or is recognized and accredited by a state department of public instruction or its equivalent.

Applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma from a recognized high school, school system or state department of public instruction based on a Graduation Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination and other established criteria.

Students may be conditionally accepted prior to high school graduation. Upon graduation, all accepted students must provide an official, final transcript indicating successful completion of all required course work. Failure to successfully complete any of the required units will result in revocation of admission.

Home school students are required to submit an official transcript of all course work completed and scores from either the ACT or SAT I standardized tests.


Step 3: Forward an Official ACT or SAT I Profile

Students who list UW Oshkosh as one of their three receiving schools when registering for either exam will automatically have their scores reported by the testing agency.

Students who did not request that UW Oshkosh receive their ACT or SAT I profile should contact American College Testing, (319) 337-1000 for ACT scores or the College Board at (800) 728-7267 for SAT I scores.

UW Oshkosh will use the highest composite test score submitted by the student for admission consideration.


Step 4: Submit a $44 Nonrefundable Application Fee

If you are applying as a degree seeking student to a UW System institution, the nonrefundable application fee of $44 is required. The fee is not required, if your last institution attended was a UW College (two year) campus. Waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

All application materials should be forwarded to:

UW Oshkosh Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2423
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

Any paperwork that is sent express or overnight by any company other than U.S. postal services, should be sent to the following address:

UW Oshkosh Admissions Office
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Note: UPS, FedEx, Airborne, etc. DO NOT deliver to P.O. Box addresses

Step 5: Application Status Notification

Usually, within two to three weeks after your application file is complete, you will receive an admissions decision letter from the University.