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Freshmen Application Procedures

We’re so happy you’re considering applying to UW Oshkosh! Follow the steps below to make sure your application is completed successfully. Each box contains additional information about each step in the process.

In summary, a completed application includes:

  1. Your application to UWO
  2. High school transcript (official or unofficial)
  3. ACT or SAT score (currently optional through Spring 2025)
  4. OPTIONAL: Letters of recommendations

Step 1: Complete the UW System Application for Admissions

Visit to start your application online!

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.

Step 2: Send a 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.

Students are allowed to submit either an official or unofficial copy of their transcripts during the application process. After being admitted, we require an official copy to be submitted to the Admissions Office.

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: Send an Official ACT or SAT I Profile

Due to current circumstances, the UW System has decided to temporarily make ACT/SAT scores optional when determining admission through the Spring 2025 semester.

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. The ACT code for UW Oshkosh is 4674. The SAT code is 1916.

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: Application Status Notification

You will typically receive an admissions decision letter from the University within two to three weeks after your application file is complete. An email will also be sent to the email address provided on your application.

If you would like to check the status of your application, please send an email to

Sending Materials

Most applicants choose to submit their application and materials electronically.

All application materials sent as paper copies 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

Application Changes?

If you need to make changes to your application after submitting it electronically, you can email us with your changes at You will not be able to edit your application online on your own once you submit it.

Changes may include things like:

  • Updating personal statement
  • Updating personal information
  • Adding courses in progress

If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164


Hours of Operation

M-F, 8 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.