Application Instructions

 Application Form

The 2017-18 UWSP ESL and Undergraduate Application.pdf asks for the following:

1.    Your study plan:
a.     Undergraduate study
b.    English as a Second Language (ESL) Program study
c.     ESL + Undergraduate study
2.    Your name as it appears in your passport
3.    Your mailing address
4.    Certain biographic information (your birthdate, etc.)
5.    A stable email address we can use to communicate with you on a regular and on-going basis
6.    A phone number we can use to reach you in the event we have questions
We also request details about your current & previous studies as well as your learning goals at UWSP.
Finally, we ask about your living preferences. Your responses to these questions are shared with the UWSP Office of Residential Living and considered by Residential Living when they make your campus housing assignment.
The number one reason admission decisions are delayed is due to incomplete application forms. Please help us to help you by making sure you answer all questions on the application.
Have a question about the UWSP Application for International Undergraduate Admission? Just ask: isss@uwsp.edu

 Academic Records

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. Applicants with successful academic backgrounds who have also demonstrated achievement outside the classroom hold the most appeal. 

As we consider your application primary emphasis is placed on academic factors, including the following:
  • Class rank
  • Cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) or equivalent
  • Rigor of high school courses
  • Trend in grades in academic courses over time
Applicants must provide original copies of academic records from each high school, college, and/or university attended whether or not a degree, certificate or diploma was earned.
Have a question about academic record requirements? Click here: isss@uwsp.edu

 TOEFL or IELTS score (if required)

Applicants whose primary language is not English must satisfy our English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
·         Completion of the UWSP English as a Second Language Program (conditional admission)
·         Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT): score of 78 with minimum scores of 17 in the Speaking and Writing sections.
·         Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT): score of 530.
·         International English Language Testing System (IELTS): an overall band score of 6.0 with no sub score below 5.5.
Official TOEFL scores should be reported directly to UWSP by the testing agency (Scanned copies, photocopies, and Web results are not accepted). UWSP’s reporting code for the TOEFL is 1919.
For IELTS, results should be sent directly to the UWSP Office of International Education.
For the purpose of applying to UWSP, English may be considered your primary language if you have been raised in an environment where English is an official language of your locality and nation, and English has been the primary language used in your home.
Note for non-native English speaking students transferring from U.S. schools: you must present an English language proficiency test score unless you have completed 2 semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level coursework.
Have a question about our English language proficiency requirements? Email us: isss@uwsp.edu

 Personal Statement

In addition to academic achievement, the following non-academic factors are considered as we review your application:
·         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, 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.
Your personal statement (no more than 500 words, please) should include information regarding your academic performance and co-curricular involvements during secondary school (high school) as well as comments indicative of your plans for study and co-curricular involvements while at UWSP.
Friendly advice: Your personal statement is the place to show us what you know! Be certain to explain why UWSP is a good fit based upon your learning goals and aspirations.
Have a question? Pop us a note: isss@uwsp.edu

 Letters of Recommendation


 ​Passport Scan or Photocopy

Your passport scan or photocopy will serve as the basis for your U.S. immigration documents. Your university records will also be keyed to your name as indicated in your passport.

 Questions? Reach out to us: isss@uwsp.edu

 Financial Declaration

Information on current estimated expenses is available here

U.S. immigration regulations require prospective international students to produce evidence of their ability to meet all financial obligations while studying in the United States. UWSP cannot admit you nor issue you an I-20 Form (or DS-2019) without these documents. The required documents are: 
1.    Your complete UWSP International Undergraduate Application Form, and;
2.    An original bank statement or letter (certification) from the sponsor's bank verifying that such funds are currently available for your study at UWSP.
Questions about finances? Send us an email message: isss@uwsp.edu

 Application Fee

Your application fee depends upon your study plan:
Undergraduate study
USD $100
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program study
USD $100
ESL + Undergraduate study (conditional admission)
USD $150
We encourage you to pay your application fee by credit card. Click here for our credit card application fee payment instructions & form. This form is also on page 5 of the application form. Please complete and submit only one form.
Alternatively you may submit a bank check drawn on U.S. Dollars and made payable to “UWSP” along with the other items you will mail to us.
Please DO NOT SEND CASH for your application fee.

 Summary & Submission Instructions

The following items must be on file before your application for admission will be considered:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Passport Scan
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Financial Declaration
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
We strongly urge you to collect all application materials and forward a single, complete package by express courier (not by regular international airmail) to the following address:
UWSP Office of International Education
1108 Fremont Street, 103 SSC
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Telephone: +1 (715) 346-3849
Upon receipt, we will notify you of your application's arrival by email and confirm whether or not the application is complete and ready for review. Once an application file is complete we are typically able to make an admission decision within 7-10 business days.
If you are admitted we will provide preliminary notification by email. We will forward your official acceptance letter and related items by express courier shortly thereafter.
Those applicants who are not admitted will be notified by email.


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