It can be hard to rev up your engine to take classes towards earning your degree. Our adult student success coordinator will help you get started by exploring our wide-range of programs and degrees. It’s also ok to decide on your major after taking a couple of courses. We can connect you with advisers in Academic and Career Advising to point you in the right direction. Our advisers will develop a graduation plan that makes sense for you.
Four-year degrees are offered in Stevens Point, Wausau and Marshfield. There is a program option for everyone. Take the Discover Your Purpose quiz to see what might be a good fit for you!
Do you offer strictly online programs?
We have 4 fully online undergraduate degrees and 8 online graduate degree programs. There are also many programs offered in a combination of online and face-to-face courses. Learn more about online degrees and course offerings.
Do I have to take an ACT or SAT test to be admitted?
If you are 21 or older, you do not need to submit an ACT or SAT score to be admitted.
How do I test out of general education courses?
You may test out of a number of general education (GEP) courses. When you pass a departmentally approved test in a GEP course, the requirement to enroll in the course is waived. You don’t earn credit when you test out, but the course applies toward fulfillment of that GEP. For example, if you test out of Communication 101, you satisfy the Communication 101 GEP without enrolling in the course. See “Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy” under the General Education Program section of our catalog or contact individual departments for more information about their test-out opportunities.
What is Prior Learning Assessment?
Prior Learning Assessment allows you to receive credit for college-level learning obtained outside the traditional academic setting. Credit is granted for the learning obtained from the experience rather than being granted simply for the experience. The learning is judged to be equivalent to knowledge you would gain through University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point coursework.
I want to return to school. How do I find out what I need to complete my degree?
Contact Sally Cayan at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what you need to complete your degree!
Is there a place on campus where I can meet other adult students?
Yes, there are several places you can go. The Alliance for Nontraditional Students Office, located in the Dreyfus University Center, room 066 D, is a great place to use student computers and printers free of charge, enjoy a hot beverage and meet other students. You will also meet other students in your classes and at a variety of events designed for adult students.
Are scholarships available for adult students at UWSP?
Yes! The UWSP Foundation has scholarships specifically for non-traditional students.
Is childcare available on campus?
Yes! The University Child Learning and Care Center (UCLCC) is located in Dezell Hall. The Center is nationally accredited, state licensed, and offers quality programming. Call 715-346-4370 for more information.
Is tutoring available on campus?
Yes! Group tutoring and one-on-one tutoring are offered on many subjects in the Tutoring-Learning Center, located in the basement level of Albertson Hall (Room 018). For Fall 2020, tutoring is available via Zoom. Please see website for more details.
Where can I get career advising? Where can get help with resume writing?
You can meet with a Career Specialist in the Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) located in room 320 in Albertson Hall. For Fall 2020, appointments are held via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom. Please see website for more details.
Where can I find out about parking on campus?
You can learn more about UW-Stevens Point Parking Services at www.uwsp.edu/parking. You can also visit them in room 124 in the George Stien Building, 1925 Maria Drive. They are open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Who do I contact to find out about prior learning assessment?
To learn more about Prior Learning Assessment, contact Sally Cayan at email@example.com or 715-346-2764.
Does UWSP accept credit-by-exam (CLEP) credits?
Yes. Certain CLEP credits are accepted. You can learn more here.
Who do I contact at UWSP to find out about transfer credits?
To learn more about transfer credits please contact Cheryl Kawleski, Transfer Admissions Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-346-2441.
Where can I find information about how credits transfer within the UW system?
You can see how credits transfer to and from UW-Stevens Point by logging into Transferology. UW-Stevens Point also offers transfer guides for many majors here.
I am a veteran. What kinds of military education benefits are available for me?
For information on military education benefits, please contact UW-Steven Point’s veteran affairs coordinator at email@example.com. They are located in the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Services in the Student Services Center.
The Close to Graduation Program was created for students who needed to stop-out prior to completing their degree and now want to explore what it would take to graduate. Many of our students were close to graduating when their lives took an unexpected turn and going to school was no longer the best option for them. Some of our participants had stopped-out just a couple of years ago while others are coming back after a couple of decades.
Please contact Sally Cayan, university enrollment outreach and adult student coordinator, if you are interested in learning more about this program and what final requirements you need to earn your degree. Our team is here to assist you!
We understand time to degree and cost are important to you and that is why we created the Finish Up program. We will help you stay on track, so you can spend more time with family, run your business or climb the corporate ladder. The Finish Up program will:
UW-Stevens Point’s School of Business and Economics will help you hone your strengths and thrive as a business professional. Meet your career goals in no time – you may even want to join the 4+1 MBA program!
Choose from the following programs: accounting, business administration (available in Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wausau or online), data analytics, economics, finance, management, marketing, master’s in business administration (available in Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wausau or online).
Explore our programs and degrees to see graduate programs and certificates that could be right for you.
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