International Student Application Instructions
Please choose one of the following application forms:
The paper application asks for the following items:
- Your study plan:
- Undergraduate study
- Graduate study
- Your name as it appears in your passport
- Your mailing address
- Biographic information (your birthdate, etc.)
- A stable email address we can use to communicate with you on a regular and on-going basis
- 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.
Finally, we ask about your living preferences. Your responses to these questions are shared with the UW-Stevens Point 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 application process? Just ask:
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:
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 UWSP 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:
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:
- A completed Financial Declaration form. Choose the correct form below for your path of study:
c. Wausau or Marshfield campuses
- 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:
Your application fee depends upon your study plan:
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 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
- Financial Declaration
- Egnlish Proficiency 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
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.
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UWSP partners with trusted education advisers around the world. If your family and you desire in-country support as you apply to UWSP, we encourage you to consider working with these organizations:
|| Open Hearts International Education
Mr. Alejandro Acero
Av 15 # 124-65 Of 415
Tel: 571 – 2150051 (Colombia Phone Number)
Fax: 571- 2152225
Tel: 305 – 394 6663 (USA Phone Number)