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There’s no place quite like UW-Stevens Point. As a place to learn. As a place to live. As a community to call home. The best way for you to get our vibe is to visit in person or online to tour our beautiful campus and hear why students just like you choose to become Pointers.

STAR Orientation

We are very happy that you have joined our university community! You will find UW-Stevens Point offers many programs designed to provide opportunities and activities to foster self-discovery and responsibility, encourage diverse university connections and promote the development of your personal educational goals.

STAR Registration (Beginning March 8, 2022 for Fall 2022):

Register for STAR/Orientation

  •  In-person STAR sessions begin in late May/early June.

Activate your account and email

  • Student ID number is required, located on your acceptance letter. (This is your official log on for all UWSP accounts)
    Information Technology: 715-346-4357, itsvdesk@uwsp.edu
  • Continue to monitor your UWSP email moving forward.
  • During this process your unique UWSP logon ID will be displayed for you. After activation, please remember your logon name.
  • Student logon names are typically the first letter of your first name followed by the first 4 letters of your last name followed by the last 3 digits of your student ID number followed by “@uwsp.edu”. (Example Stevie Pointer, 11254111 = spoin111@uwsp.edu). In a few cases, characters in Student logon names are changed from this pattern to insure a unique logon name.

Accept your admission

  • Click “Accept” in the Admission Tile to guarantee your spot! This also allows your adviser to know you’re ready to take sign up for virtual academic advising and registration.

Register for a virtual academic advising and course registration appointment
(Sign-up for classes, must have active UWSP email)

  • You will not receive access to schedule an appointment until you accept your admission – see above.
  • Check your UWSP email for a link from your adviser schedule an appointment. Appointments begin in late May.
  • Please contact our Academic and Career Advising Center at 715-346-3226 or acac@uwsp.edu if you need assistance scheduling.
  • Report your college courses and AP/IB credit
  • Your adviser will benefit from knowing any possible college credit you may have earned while in high school, through college/university courses, dual enrollment or credit by exam (AP/IB/CAPP). The advising invitation you receive will have access to an online reporting form. Please complete it as soon as possible – even if you don’t have test scores back yet. The more information your adviser has about your previous/possible college credit, the better advice they can provide for your first semester in college.
  • The form to report credits to your adviser is also available here.
  • For more information about your advising appointment reference Academic and Career Advising.

Register and take the UW System Placement Exams

  • All first-year students are required to take both math and English placement tests. World language placement tests are optional (French, Spanish or German).
  • You should use your UWSP login information to sign up.
  • Testing must be completed at least two weeks before your virtual academic advising and registration appointment. Please see the testing services website for retake options.
  • After you register, you should receive an email from “regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu” titled “regional testing registration confirmation” with information on how to complete the tests virtually.

Next Steps Checklist

Please call the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 715-346-2441 or email admiss@uwsp.edu if you have any questions.

Transfer/Non-traditional STAR 

  • ALL new transfer and non-traditional students are required to attend an online STAR session.
  • Online STAR includes a remote advising session, instructions on how and when you will register for or adjust your classes, an opportunity to submit your PointCard photo, and learn about student services.

Transfer and Non-Traditional STAR is open to the following students:

  • Students who have completed college credit post-high school graduation
  • Students over the age of 21

STAR Registration:

  • Activate your UWSP Account (if you haven’t done so already).
    • Use your student ID number found on your acceptance letter.
  • Register for STAR – complete both steps below:

STEP 1: Register  

  • Log in to accesSPoint– Select the STAR/Orientation tile
  • Select STAR Orientation Signup and click “Add Registration”
  • Complete the information request and select Online STAR (Self Paced). Make sure to click “Save” on the top right hand corner.

Continue to monitor your UWSP email regarding next steps and advising notifications.

STEP 2: Complete Online STAR (Self Paced)

  • 24 hours AFTER you sign up for STARlog in to accesSPoint
  • Select the STAR/Orientation tile
  • Select STAR Orientation on the left-hand side and read the prompted instructions on the right-hand side
  • Complete the Online Transfer STAR (Self Paced) course (This should take about 45 minutes)
    • We encourage you to complete your Online STAR Orientation at your earliest convenience to ensure prompt academic advising and course registration.

Once completed, students will receive an email to their UW-Stevens Point email account, from the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, with instructions and next steps for academic advising and course registration.

Please call the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 715-346-2441 or email admiss@uwsp.edu if you have any questions.

Register for STAR/Orientation

•  In-person STAR sessions begin in June.

Activate your account and email

• Student ID number is required, located on your acceptance letter. (This is your official log on for all UWSP accounts)
Information Technology: 715-346-4357, itsvdesk@uwsp.edu
• Continue to monitor your UWSP email moving forward.
• During this process your unique UWSP logon ID will be displayed for you. After activation, please remember your logon name.
• Student logon names are typically the first letter of your first name followed by the first 4 letters of your last name followed by the last 3 digits of your student ID number followed by “@uwsp.edu”. (Example Stevie Pointer, 11254111 = spoin111@uwsp.edu). In a few cases, characters in Student logon names are changed from this pattern to insure a unique logon name.

Accept your admission

• Click “Accept” in the Admission Tile to guarantee your spot! This also allows your adviser to know you’re ready to take sign up for virtual academic advising and registration.

Register for a virtual academic advising and course registration appointment
(Sign-up for classes, must have active UWSP email)

• You will not receive access to schedule an appointment until you accept your admission – see above. 
• Check your UWSP email for a link from your adviser to schedule an appointment. Appointments begin in late May.
• Please contact our Marshfield Solution Center at 715-389-6530 or Jen Lowe at 715-389-6546, jlowe@uwsp.edu if you need assistance scheduling.
• Report your college courses and AP/IB credit
• Your adviser will benefit from knowing any possible college credit you may have earned while in high school, through college/university courses, dual enrollment or credit by exam (AP/IB/CAPP). The advising invitation you receive will have access to an online reporting form. Please complete it as soon as possible – even if you don’t have test scores back yet. The more information your adviser has about your previous/possible college credit, the better advice they can provide for your first semester in college.
• The form to report credits to your adviser is also available here.

Register and take the UW System Placement Exams

• All first-year students are required to take both math and English placement tests. World language placement tests are optional (French, Spanish or German).
• You should use your UWSP login information to sign up.
• Testing must be completed at least two weeks before your virtual academic advising and registration appointment. Retakes are available.
• After you register, you should receive an email from “regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu” titled “regional testing registration confirmation” with information on how to complete the tests virtually.

Register and take the UW System Placement Exams

• All first-year students are required to take both math and English placement tests. World language placement tests are optional (French, Spanish or German).
• You should use your UWSP login information to sign up.
• Testing must be completed at least two weeks before your virtual academic advising and registration appointment. Retakes are available.
• After you register, you should receive an email from “regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu” titled “regional testing registration confirmation” with information on how to complete the tests virtually.

Marshfield Next Steps Checklist

Please call the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 715-346-2441 or email admiss@uwsp.edu if you have any questions.

Register for STAR/Orientation

•  In-person STAR sessions begin in June.

Activate your account and email

• Student ID number is required, located on your acceptance letter. (This is your official log on for all UWSP accounts)
Information Technology: 715-346-4357, itsvdesk@uwsp.edu
 Continue to monitor your UWSP email moving forward.
• During this process your unique UWSP logon ID will be displayed for you. After activation, please remember your logon name.
• Student logon names are typically the first letter of your first name followed by the first 4 letters of your last name followed by the last 3 digits of your student ID number followed by “@uwsp.edu”. (Example Stevie Pointer, 11254111 = spoin111@uwsp.edu). In a few cases, characters in Student logon names are changed from this pattern to insure a unique logon name.

Accept your admission

• Click “Accept” in the Admission Tile to guarantee your spot! This also allows your adviser to know you’re ready to take sign up for virtual academic advising and registration.

Register for a virtual academic advising and course registration appointment (Sign-up for classes, must have active UWSP email). 

• You will not receive access to schedule an appointment until you accept your admission – see above. 
• Check your UWSP email for a link from your adviser to schedule an appointment. Appointments begin in late May.
• Please contact our Wausau Solution Center at 715-261-6235 or uwspwausau@uwsp.edu if you need assistance scheduling.
• Report your college courses and AP/IB credit
   • Your adviser will benefit from knowing any possible college credit you may have earned while in high school, through college/university courses, dual enrollment or credit by exam (AP/IB/CAPP). The advising invitation you receive will have access to an online reporting form. Please complete it as soon as possible – even if you don’t have test scores back yet. The more information your adviser has about your previous/possible college credit, the better advice they can provide for your first semester in college.
• The form to report credits to your adviser is also available here.

Register and take the UW System Placement Exams

• All first-year students are required to take both math and English placement tests. World language placement tests are optional (French, Spanish or German).
• You should use your UWSP login information to sign up.
• Testing must be completed at least two weeks before your virtual academic advising and registration appointment. Retakes are available.
• After you register, you should receive an email from “regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu” titled “regional testing registration confirmation” with information on how to complete the tests virtually.

Wausau Next Steps Checklist

Please call the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 715-346-2441 or email admiss@uwsp.edu if you have any questions.

An admissions counselor giving a visit presentation.

GROUP VISITS

We are pleased you would like to bring a group to visit UW-Stevens Point.

Please email us at least two weeks prior to the anticipated visit date and our office will work with you to confirm your arrival. *All group visit requests are at the discretion and availability of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Welcome Center
2108 Fourth Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Call: 715-346-2441
Text: 715-498-7586

Bilingual tours are available upon request. Guías bilingües están disponibles si se piden. Para registrarse para una visita bilingüe, llame a la oficina de admisiones al 715-346-2441.

Other helpful resources include driving directions, campus map and area hotels.