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The application for admission must be an original document (not faxed or emailed), complete, and signed. Be sure to provide both a primary and a secondary email address on your application: we will communicate with you by email throughout the admissions process.
The check or money order for your application fee should be drawn on U.S. Dollars (USD) and made payable to "UWSP".
Academic records include: (a) yearly secondary school records showing marks earned by subject and rank in class; (b) certified results from external examinations; and (c) year-by-year records from each college and/or university.
Certification of official documents should be made by a school official. Any translated record should be an exact translation (not interpretive) and be accompanied by the official (original-language) document.
Transcripts from U.S. high schools, colleges, or universities should be sent directly from that institution to the UWSP International Students & Scholars Office. Transfer credits will be evaluated to determine applicability after admission status is determined. Course syllabi or descriptions should be submitted in order to ensure an accurate evaluation of transfer credit.
There are three ways to satisfy this requirement:
The minimum TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is 73 (iBT). Official score sheets (not photocopies) are required. If you will satisfy the English language proficiency requirement with your TOEFL results, please contact ETS and have them forward an official score report or enclose an original score sheet when you submit your application. UWSP's ETS/TOEFL Institution Code is 1919.The minimum IELTS score for undergraduate admission is 6.5. Official score sheets (not photocopies) are required. If you will satisfy the English language proficiency requirement with your IELTS results, please contact IELTS and have them forward an official score report or enclose an original score sheet when you submit your application.You may apply for Conditional Admission to undergraduate study without a TOEFL or IELTS score. In this case, you will begin your studies with UWSP's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program and, upon completion of advanced-level ESL Program coursework, begin university study. This is a common path for many of UWSP's international students. If you are an applicant for conditional admission be sure to read and complete the UWSP ESL Program/University Conditional Admission Agreement on the application form.The Certification of English Language Proficiency requirement is waived for: (1) applicants who have completed 30 or more undergraduate credits at an accredited college or university in the United States; and (2) those who are citizens of a country where the native language is English.
U.S. immigration regulations require all prospective international students to produce evidence of their ability to meet all financial obligations while studying in the United States. It is absolutely essential for you to submit the two documents described below. Your application will not be reviewed until the documents have been received by the ISSO. Furthermore, the ISSO cannot process your request for the issuance of an I-20 Form without these documents. The required documents are: a. A completed and signed UWSP Financial Support Statement from the person(s) or sponsoring agency providing funds for your tuition and living expenses for the duration of your study at UWSP. The financial evidence must cover at least the amount of UWSP’s estimated expenses for the first year of your study. Complete the appropriate Financial Support Statement in the Application for Undergraduate Admission form.b. An original bank statement or letter (certification) from the sponsor's bank verifying that such funds are currently available for your study at UWSPInformation on current expenses is available here
Your personal statement 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. Be sure to detail why you feel UWSP is a good fit based upon your learning goals and personal aspirations.
These letters should demonstrate familiarity with your academic performance and co-curricular involvements.
The following items must be on file with the ISSO before your application
will be considered for admission:
a) Your original, complete, and signed Application for Admission form;
b) USD $100 application fee (USD $150 application fee for those seeking
c) Official academic records from secondary (high) school and any/all
colleges or universities attended;
d) Certification of English Language Proficiency;
e) UWSP Financial Support Statement accompanied by a bank statement or
f) Your Personal Statement;
g) Two letters of recommendation;
h) A photocopy of the biographic information page from your passport.
We strongly urge you to collect all application materials and forward to us
as a single, complete package by express courier (not by regular international
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 aceptance letter and related items by express courier
Those applicants who are not admitted will be notified by email.
Applicants are encouraged to complete and forward their applications to UWSP as early as possible. This allows for sufficient time to obtain visas and arrange for transportation. The priority deadlines for receipt of all admission materials are listed below. Applications received after these deadlines will be processed as promptly as possible, though admission may be deferred to the following semester.