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International Program Admission Information


Application Form

Please choose one of the following application forms:

The paper application asks for the following items: 
  1. Your study plan:
    1. Undergraduate study
    2. Graduate study
  2. Your name as it appears in your passport
  3. Your mailing address
  4. 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 UW-Stevens Point.

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.

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 strong 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:

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:

  • TOEFL iBT: Score of 78 and above, with minimum scores of 17 in the Speaking and Writing sections.
    • UW-Stevens Point code is 1919.
  • IELTS: Score of 6.0 or above, with no sub-score below 5.5.
  • PTE: Score of 52 or above.
  • SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score of 530 or above.
  • ACT: English and Reading section scores of 22 or above.

English proficiency scores must be less than two years old in order to be considered valid. Scanned copies, photocopies and web results are not accepted.

English may be considered your primary language if you have been raised in an environment where English is the official language of your locality and nation, English has been the primary language used in your home and English was the only language of instruction for all classes in all years of secondary school. 

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 at a U.S. institution.

Have a question about our English language proficiency requirements? Email us:

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 less  than 200 words and up to 500 maximum) 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 UW-Stevens Point is a good fit based upon your learning goals and aspirations.

Have a question? Pop us a note:

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:

Financial Declaration

Current estimated expenses

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. UW-Stevens Point cannot admit you nor issue you an I-20 Form (or DS-2019) without these documents. The required documents are:

  1. A completed Financial Declaration form. Choose the correct form below for your path of study:
    a. Undergraduate
    b. Graduate
    c. Wausau and Marshfield campuses

  2. Submit 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:

Application Fee

Your application fee depends upon your study plan:

Undergraduate studyUSD $25
Graduate study
USD $110

The application fee can be paid on page 5 of the application form.

Alternatively, you may submit a bank check drawn on U.S. Dollars and made payable to “UW-Stevens Point” along with the other items you will mail to us.

Please DO NOT SEND CASH for your application fee.

Summary and Submission Instructions

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

  • Application Form 
  • Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Passport Scan 
  • Transcripts
  • Financial Declaration
  • EnglishProficiency score 

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:

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Office of Admissions and Recruitment 
1108 Fremont Street, 102 SSC
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Telephone: +1 (715) 346-2441 

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.


You did it! We cannot wait to see you here on campus!


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Campus Life


Our international students enjoy the comforts of staying in our apartment style housing, called The Villas. In each apartment, you will live with four people. You have your own, large room and will share a bathroom with one other person. The kitchen and living area are shared with all four people. In addition to spacious apartment, The Villas offer other great amenities. The clubhouse in the first floor of The Villas offers ping-pong, pool, a weight/workout room and laundry facilities. 


Adjusting to life in a new town, a new college and with new people can be a challenge! This is especially true if you are coming from another country.

Every semester, new international students are provided with an extensive orientation to our campus and community. Our customized orientation will help you move into student housing, open a bank account and provide you with opportunities to meet new friends, future classmates, academic advisors and instructors.

Student Organizations

Our campus offers a wide-variety of student organizations you can join!

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