How to Apply
To apply to UW-Stevens Point as a transfer student, complete the UW System admission application form. You may apply online at https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
or by submitting a paper application to:
1108 Fremont St
UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions
Student Services Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481
If you prefer to complete a paper application, you may download a copy here, or request a copy from the UW System HELP Office (800-442-6459) or the UWSP Admissions Office.
NOTE: A non-refundable application fee of $44 is required if you are applying as a degree-seeking student to a UW System institution. The fee is not required if your last institution attended was a UW Colleges (freshman/sophomore) campus. If you are required to pay the fee, please include a check or money order for the appropriate amount (made payable to the University of Wisconsin) with your paper application form or follow the payment instructions for the electronic application.
Ask your high school to send an official copy of your high school transcript directly to the UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions: 102 Student Services Building, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI 54481-3897. (Please Note: We do accept electronic transcripts sent through Docufide and Connect.edu.)
If you did not graduate from a recognized high school, you must submit evidence (i.e., official score report) of satisfactory completion of the requirements for a high school equivalency certificate or a diploma based on the General Education Development (GED) examination or the Wisconsin High School Equivalency Examination or other established criteria. You will also need to submit an official high school transcript from the last high school you attended.
Ask each college (including other UW System campuses) and other post-secondary schools you have attended to send an official transcript directly to the UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions. If you are currently enrolled in college, request that another official transcript also be sent after all current work is complete. We cannot accept transcripts that have been issued to the student. (Please Note: We do accept electronic transcripts sent through Docufide and Connect.edu.)
- If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, you will need to have your official score report sent to the UWSP Admissions Office so we may review it for possible credit. Information on credits awarded for these exams and how to obtain your official score report is available here.
Transfer Orientation (Orientation Step 1)
Welcome and congratulations on your admission to UW-Stevens Point! All part- and full-time transfer students (including reentry transfer students) are required to attend one of the scheduled one-day Orientation/Registration sessions. These sessions are held in April, May and during the summer for the fall semester and November/December/January for the spring semester. You will be invited to a session based on your number of transfer credits.
Further registration information with your Orientation date will be mailed to you approximately one month in advance of your registration date, provided that you have been admitted and paid the $100 enrollment deposit
. We strongly encourage you to attend the initial Orientation session to which you are invited. However, if it is not possible for your to register on that day, you will be allowed to register at the next transfer registration session. Each orientation session is held in the same location following a similar schedule (see below for further program information).
Transfer Orientation Program
The Orientation/Registration session includes a credit degree assessment, academic resource information, policies and academic department enrollment management information, as well as advising and class registration.
Free parking will be available in Lot X (see campus map
) on registration day only
. This is a metered lot, but you do not need to put money in the meters on registration day. If you wish to park in University lots during the semester/academic year, you must apply for a parking permit at the Office of Parking Services
after you have registered for your classes.
Program, Check-In, and Information Fair
Program check-in begins at 8:00 am in either the Alumni Room or the Laird Room (please check the instructions you receive in the mail for specifics) in the Dreyfus University Center, during which you may pick up your orientation/registration materials and enjoy a continental breakfast. You may also have your campus ID photo taken at this time. Please bring a government-issued photo ID with you; you will need it to receive your UWSP ID card.
The formal program begins at 8:30am with a welcome as well as introductions to the Office of the First-Year Experience, Student Billing, Point Card Office, Information Technology, and others. The program also provides an in-depth overview of the UWSP General Education Program (GEP), degree options, enrollment procedures, and class availability. Materials are distributed and collected at this session which are essential to the registration process. You are required to attend this session in order to be authorized to register later in the day. Departmental advising and class registration will follow the program sessions.
You will also have time later in the morning to visit a Resource Room where you may speak with various departments from across campus. UWSP offices and organizations invited to participate in the Resource Room include:
- Information Technology, Telephone Support (Cell Service), Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Residential Living, International Programs, Text Rental, Student Involvement and Employment Office, Student Government Association, Diversity and College Access, Point Card Office, US Bank, Athletics, Career Services, Student Academic Advising Center, Parking Services, Alliance for Nontraditional Students, Cardio and Strength Centers, Dining Services, and the Tutoring and Learning Center, Disability and Assistive Technology Center, Child Learning and Care Center, Financial Aid, Protective Services, ROTC/Military Science, and Campus Ministry.
It is recommended that you plan on being at UWSP until at least 3:00pm to complete the registration process.
All tuition and housing bills are sent to students through their UWSP email accounts. It is important that you check your UWSP email or your account on "myPoint" for your billing information. See the Accounts Receivable website for further information about student billing.
Please note: Program costs for the Orientation session are covered in part by a $175.00 matriculation fee that will appear on your tuition bill. The matriculation fee covers the Orientation programming costs (including printed materials, continental breakfast, and parking), Convocation, First-Year Experience programming, and Commencement. Please note this is a one-time fee added to the first semester tuition bill.
Should you decide not to attend UWSP after you complete registration, any payment you make (excluding the $100 tuition deposit) will be refunded to you if you notify the Registrar of you cancellation in writing prior to the first day of classes. Mail cancellations to: UWSP Registrar, 101 Student Services, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Activating your UWSP Computer Account
New UWSP students (first-year, transfer, or re-entry) automatically receive a Network Account upon registering for classes. Your network account allows you access to the public computer labs, email, library resources, registration information, financial information, Desire to Learn, and many other UWSP Network Resources.
You can activate and begin using your account the day after you have registered for classes. Please note that you will not be able to activate your account prior to registering for classes in person at UWSP. You only need to activate your account ONCE. To activate your account, please go to the following website and follow the activation instructions: http://www.uwsp.edu/activate.
If you have been tentatively admitted to UWSP (this is, if you are currently enrolled in college), please remember to have an official copy of your final transcript sent to the UWSP Admissions Office as soon as it becomes available. You will be allowed to register for classes on the date indicated in your Orientation registration instructions; however, your admission to UWSP will remain tentative until we receive your final transcript.
For additional information about Orientation/Registration, contact:
Susan Rufledt, Director, First Year Experience
102 Student Services Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481