Welcome to the
UWO Family

Fox Cities Campus 

Information for First Year Students

Congratulations on your admission to UW Oshkosh, Fox Cities! We are excited to help you enroll in courses and prepare to transition into college.  The information on this page provides an outline of your next steps.

If you have any questions along the way, contact the Student Affairs Solution Center at foxinfo@uwosh.edu or call (920) 832-2620.

STEP 1: Hold Your Spot

It is important to fill out this short form first so that you can proceed with other important steps. You will need your UWO ID number (provided to you in your acceptance letter).


Shortly after you hold your spot, we will send you a confirmation email to the address you used on your application for admission. This email will tell you about your next steps, including how to activate your UWO NetID. Remember to check your new email often!

STEP 2: Activate Your NetID and Access Your Student Email

Your UWO NetID is the first portion of your UWO email address (everything before the @ symbol). This information is included in the email sent to you after you hold your spot.

Log into your email.

Be sure to check your email often. Many departments will only communicate with you through this address.

If you experience difficulty setting up your ID or email, please contact the IT Help Desk at (920) 424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu

STEP 3: Advising and Registration

Advising and Registration events focus on course registration. Students will receive their Placement Test results, be introduced to the associate degree requirements, major planning, and learn how to navigate TitanWeb. Advising staff will help students select courses for the upcoming term.

A&R appointments for new, first-year students begin in June for Fall admits and December for Spring admits. Once you register, you will be prompted to complete a questionnaire. This information will be shared with your academic advisor to use during A&R.

Students must complete placement testing (or have incoming college-level Math and/or English credits) prior to attending Advising and Registration. Online placement tests must be taken at least 5 days prior to A&R to ensure the exam results are available.

STEP 4: Placement Testing

UW System placement testing for Math and English is required of all incoming new students who have not previously completed Math or English courses earning college credit. Optional world language placement tests are available in Spanish, French and German. Placement tests must be completed prior to attending your Advising and Registration (A&R) session.   

UW System On-Demand Online Placement Testing – Take the exams from any location with internet access at a time/date that works best for you. You must register in advance. UWO students will take the Math Test A and the English Test. Online exams must be completed at least 5 days prior to your Advising and Registration session.

If you have barriers to taking the online placement test, please reach out to the Solution Center at 920-832-2620 or foxinfo@uwosh.edu to discuss your options.

UW System On-Demand Online Placement Testing Information

  • Register in advance
  • After completing the registration form, you will receive an email from regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu containing a code for you to complete the registration process. Once you have entered the passcode, you will receive a second email providing detailed instructions.
  • The second email is from candidatesupport@meazurelearning.com and contains the link and password needed to begin your exams. Scroll down to the section labeled “On-Demand Testing” for your individualized log-in information. If you are having trouble locating the email, you can try searching your inbox, spam, or deleted message folders for an email from candidatesupport@meazurelearning.com sent on the day you completed the registration form.
  • Log into the Meazure Learning website to complete the Math A and English tests. World language tests are optional.
  • You can use a non-graphing calculator for the math section.

Can I be exempt from taking placement tests?

If you have successfully completed a transferable level course (eg. CAPP, ECCP) in English composition, math or world language, or if you have completed an AP or IB course prior to your senior year and received a qualifying score on the exam, you may be exempt. Please review the following information to determine if you are exempt:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When will I receive my placement test results?
    Students will receive their results and placement level during their Advising & Registration session.


    How can I request accommodations?
    For details on what to share in the request, follow the instructions reflected on the UW Center for Placement Testing webpage.


    Who do I contact if I don’t know my NetID or password?
    To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh Net ID and password. This information was emailed when you were admitted.  If you don’t have your Net ID and password or experience issues logging in, please contact the Help Desk at (920) 424-3020.


    Who do I contact if I am experiencing issues while registering for my placement exams?
    To troubleshoot issues that may arise while registering for your exams, please contact the UW Madison Testing and Evaluation Services at frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu or (608) 262-5863.


    Who do I contact if I am experiencing issue while completing my placement exams?
    To troubleshoot issues that may arise while completing your exams online, please contact Meazure Learning at candidatesupport@meazurelearning.com.


    What should I do if I do not have access to a computer, adequate internet, or a quiet testing environment?
    Please reach out to the Solution Center at 920-929-1122 or fdlinfo@uwosh.edu to discuss your options.


    STEP 5: New Student Orientation

    Orientation is an opportunity for students to get acquainted with campus before the semester begins, meet fellow classmates and get the answers to any remaining questions about college. Learn about the academic resources that are available to students, get introduced to student life opportunities and take a full tour of the Fox Cities campus.  Orientation events are offered just prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.   

    Students are encouraged to invite a parent, guardian or other supporter to the event (limited to one guest).

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    Fox Cities Campus
    1478 Midway Road
    Menasha, WI 54952
    (920) 832-2600