Admission Requirements

Transfer applicants will be considered for admission to the University based on the following admission standards*. Standards may be adjusted based on the number of applications we receive and transfer enrollment limits.

UW-Stevens Point does not have a specific application deadline. Applicants are permitted to enroll if they apply, are accepted and submit the $100 enrollment deposit before the transfer enrollment limit is reached.

Priority for admission will be given to applicants in the following two categories:

  1. Transfers with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher.
  2. Transfers from the UW Colleges (two-year campuses), MATC-Madison, MATC-Milwaukee, or Nicolet College with 54 transferable credits and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade point average.

    Transfers with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00-2.24 will be considered for admission on an individual basis.

*Please note, certain majors require grade point averages higher than a 2.0. Please see attached list for entrance requirements for selected programs and majors.

Enrollment Deposit

A $100 enrollment deposit is required of all admitted transfer students who wish to guarantee their place in the transfer class. This deposit will be applied to your tuition fees.

Information regarding the enrollment deposit is sent with the letter of admission.

Attending Summer Session

You are not required to formally apply to this university to attend only our summer session. Register for summer courses by following the instructions on the Mail-in Registration Form. Credits and grades earned during the summer session are kept on file in the Office of the Registrar.


How to Apply

  1. To apply to UW-Stevens Point as a transfer student, complete the UW System admission application form. You may apply online here or submit a paper application to:

    UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions
    102 Student Services Building
    1108 Fremont Street
    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 $50 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.


For Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to UW-Stevens Point! Check out the following links for information on what comes next and about the resources that will be available to you as a UW-Stevens Point student.​​

To reserve your spot - pay your enrollment deposit online here.


Transfer STAR (Registration)

All transfer students, including re-entry transfer students, are required to attend one of the scheduled one-day STAR program. These registration programs are held in April, May and June for the fall semester and November/December/January for the spring semester.
  • You will be invited to a program based on your number of transfer credits earned. Further STAR information will be mailed to you approximately one month in advance of your assigned registration date, provided that you have been admitted and paid the $100 enrollment deposit. We strongly encourage you to attend the STAR program to which you are invited. However, if it is not possible for you to register on that day, you will be allowed to register at a future transfer registration program.

  • NOTE: If you have been tentatively admitted to UW-Stevens Point (meaning that you are currently enrolled at another college), please remember to have an official copy of your final college transcript sent to the UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office as soon as it becomes available. You will be allowed to register for classes on the date indicated in your STAR instructions; however, your admission to UW-Stevens Point will remain tentative until we receive your final transcript. See also Placement Testing​ Information
Program Costs for the STAR Program are covered in part by a matriculation fee that will appear on your first semester tuition bill. The matriculation fee is a one-time fee that covers the STAR programming costs, Convocation, first-year programming and Commencement fees. NOTE: All univerrsity bills are sent to students directly through their UWSP email accounts. It is important that you check your UW-Stevens Point email or your account on "myPoint" for your billing information. See the Accounts Receivable website for further information about student billing.
  • 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 your cancellation in writing (cancellation form) prior to the first day of classes. Mail cancellations to: UW-Stevens Point Registrar, 101 Student Services, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
For additional information about STAR, contact: Admissions Office at (715) 346-2441 or

Overview of the One-Day STAR Program

The STAR program 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 R (see campus map) on your STAR day only. Lot R is a metered lot, but you do not need to put money in the meters on your assigned STAR 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 begins at 8 a.m. in either the Alumni Room or the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center (please check the instructions you receive in the mail for specifics). During check-in, you may pick up your STAR materials. 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 UW-Stevens Point ID card.

  • The formal program begins at 8:30 a.m. and provides an overview of the UW-Stevens Point General Education Program (GEP), degree options, registration procedures and class availability. You are required to attend this session in order to be authorized to register later in the day. Departmental advising will begin after the Resource Fair and class registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. The program will conclude after you have registered (between 1:30-2:30 p.m.)

  • A Resource Room will be available where you may speak with various departments from across campus.
    UW-Stevens Point offices and organizations invited to participate in the resource fair include:

    • Athletics
    • Campus Ministry
    • Cardio and Strength Centers
    • Career Services
    • Child Learning and Care Center
    • Counseling Center
    • Dining Services
    • Disability and Assistive Technology Center
    • Diversity and College Access
    • Financial Aid
    • Information Technology
    • International Programs
    • Nontraditional Student Organization (Alliance)
    • Parking Services
    • Point Card Office
    • Protective Services
    • Residential Living
    • ROTC/Military Science
    • Student Academic Advising Center
    • Student Government Association
    • Student Health Services
    • Student Involvement and Employment Office
    • Telephone Support (Cell Service)
    • Text Rental
    • Tutoring and Learning Center
    • US Bank

Activating your UW-Stevens Point Account
-- New students automatically receive a Network Account after 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 UW-Stevens Point Network Resources.
You can begin using your account the day after you have registered for classes. You will NOT be able to activate your account prior to registering for classes. To activate your account, please go to the following website and follow the activation instructions:

Transfer Credit

The Admission Office at UW-Stevens Point determines whether credits earned at another institution will transfer to UW- Stevens Point and how those credits will apply toward UWSP general degree requirements. Please note the following general policies regarding transfer credit:

  • We accept a maximum of 72 credits from two year colleges.

  • Generally, you will receive credit in courses for which you earned a D or higher. Credits must come from institutions that are accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Courses must be similar in nature, level, and content to course work in our undergraduate curriculum. Continuing education course and courses that are remedial, technical, vocational, or doctrinal in nature are not transferable.

  • The appropriate academic department will determine which credits apply to your major or minor*.

  • Credits transferred from other institutions are not used in calculating UWSP grade point average. The UWSP grade point average is determined only by credits and grade point earned at UWSP. However, transfer credits and grades are included in the calculation of the grade point average in most majors and minors and in the determination of graduation honors.

  • To graduate from UW-Stevens Point, you must earn at least 30 of the total number of credits required for graduation in residence at UWSP.

  • Information on Military Credit.

  • For more information on Transfer Credit, please refer to the UWSP Course Catalog.

*Please note, certain majors require grade point averages higher than a 2.0. Please see attached list for entrance requirements for selected programs and majors.



Transfer Guides and Articulation Agreements

We strongly recommend that you consult the UW System's online Transfer Information System (TIS) for timely and accurate information on course equivalencies between the UW College campuses, Wisconsin Technical Colleges and UW-Stevens Point.