Admission to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is competitive. All applications are reviewed on an individual basis, with both academic and non-academic factors considered. We give strong consideration to applicants with successful academic backgrounds who have also demonstrated achievement outside the classroom. Freshman applicants are considered based on the following factors:
1. Graduation from a recognized high school or equivalent
2. High School Academic Unit Requirements
||4 years|Click here for information regarding acceptable high school courses or see the Introduction to the University of Wisconsin System which is available in most high school guidance offices. * Excludes physical education, driver education, cooperative education, English as a second language, remedial (in all areas of study) and exceptional education courses.
3. Test Scores
The ACT or SAT is required of all new first year student applicants under age 21. While we prefer the ACT, there is not an advantage in submitting one test rather than the other. We do not require the ACT writing test.
UWSP codes are: ACT code is 4680; SAT I is 1919.
4. Academic Factors
Primary emphasis is placed on academic factors, including the following:
- Class rank
- Test scores - ACT or SAT
- Cumulative high school grade point average (GPA)
- Rigor of high school courses
- Trend in grades in academic courses over time
In addition to academic achievement, the following non-academic factors are considered: demonstrated leadership; involvement through work experience, extracurricular activities, and volunteerism; personal characteristics and accomplishments including special talents and abilities, honors, awards and personal qualities; diversity in background and experience; and life circumstances. While non-academic factors are considered, they will not necessarily make an applicant with a weak academic background a strong candidate for admission.