Admitted First-Year Students Checklist Fall 2016 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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Admitted First-Year Students Checklist
Fall 2016
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Congratulations on your admission to UW-Stevens Point! Here are your “next steps” to becoming
a Pointer. For detailed information, please see reverse side.
As soon as possible
Submit required $100 enrollment deposit (see enclosures)
or deposit at www.uwsp.edu/admissions. Requires your UWStevens Point student ID number found on your admittance
letter.
3-4 weeks after you are admitted
(beginning mid-November)
Receive your housing information and contract.
As soon as possible
Complete the housing and food service contract and return to
Residential Living with $125 housing prepayment.
After January 1
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Our code is: 003924.
As soon as possible
Complete UW-Stevens Point scholarship application at www.
uwsp.edu/admissions to be considered for scholarships.
Priority given to students who apply prior to January 15.
Beginning February 1
Sign up for placement tests at http://testing.wisc.edu for a
site near you. Note: You should plan to take the placement
tests at least 2 weeks prior to your summer orientation
session.
March 5
Admitted Student day. Save the Date. More information to
follow via email and postal mail.
March/April
Sign up for summer orientation at www.uwsp.edu/
orientation. Note: You must submit your $100 enrollment
deposit prior to registering for orientation.
April
Minnesota residents should apply for reciprocity at
www.ohe.state.mn.us.
Late May/early June
Arrange for final high school transcript, AP/IB test scores and
official transcripts of any college courses to be sent to the
Admissions Office.
June
Attend Summer Orientation, register for classes and learn
more about becoming a student at UW-Stevens Point.
Specific orientation dates available at
www.uwsp.edu/orientation.
24 hours after
attending orientation
Activate your UW-Stevens Point “myPoint” network login and
email account.
Late July
Receive information from Residential Living about your room
assignment and roommate. (Sent to your UW-Stevens Point
email Account)
Mid-August
Receive your tuition/housing bill. Note: All bills are sent
electronically to students through their UW-Stevens Point
email account and are available on their “my Point” account.
*Late August, Date TBA
New students move into residence halls.
*Late August – September 5
Welcome week activities.
*September 6
Classes begin.
Contact Information
Office of Admissions
Park Student Services Center
Room #102
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
715-346-2441
[email protected]
www.uwsp.edu/admissions
Detailed information on reverse side
Information for Admitted First-year Student • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Enrollment deposit A $100 enrollment deposit is required to
reserve your place at UW-Stevens Point.
Carefully read the enclosed information sheet regarding
the deposit. THIS $100 ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT IS
SEPARATE FROM YOUR HOUSING PREPAYMENT.
If you decide not to enroll at UW-Stevens Point after
submitting the deposit, you will need to cancel your
admission in writing to the Admissions Office before
May 1, 2016 to receive a refund.
UW-Stevens Point ID number Your UW-Stevens Point ID number is printed on your
letter of admission. It is important you keep a copy of
your admission letter so you can provide your
ID number when needed on other enrollment
materials.
Financial aid To be considered for financial aid, simply complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may
complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
UW-Stevens Point’s FAFSA code is 003924.
You should complete the FAFSA only after you have
completed your federal income tax return. In March,
the UW-Stevens Point Financial Aid Office will begin
responding to aid applicants at the email address listed
on their FAFSA.
For more information, visit our Financial Aid Office
website at www.uwsp.edu/finaid. Our financial aid
counselors are also available at 715-346-4771 to
assist you with any questions.
Contact
Information
Admissions Office
715-346-2441
[email protected]
www.uwsp.edu/admissions
Financial Aid
715-346-4771
[email protected]
www.uwsp.edu/finaid
Residential Living
715-346-3511
[email protected]
www.uwsp.edu/resliving
On-Campus housing The Residential Living Office will send on-campus
housing information to you in 3 to 4 weeks (beginning
mid-November).
Students are required to live in residence halls their first
two years after high school. Exceptions are generally
made for students who are married, veterans, 21 years
of age or older, have dependent children, or live with their
parents (within a 40-mile radius of Stevens Point).
Minnesota residents Minnesota residents may be eligible to pay the
established reciprocity tuition fee at UW-Stevens Point.
You may apply for reciprocity on the Minnesota Office of
Higher Education (OHE) website: www.ohe.state.mn.us.
Additional questions may be addressed to the Minnesota
OHE at 1-800-657-3866.
Placement testing For information about our summer
and winterim sessions, go to
www.uwsp.edu/regrec.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
UW-Stevens Point is a tobacco-free campus.
As a first-year student, you are required
to take placement tests in English and
mathematics. You are also required to take
the foreign language placement exam if
you have previous knowledge of French,
German or Spanish languages. Beginning
February 1, you may register online at www.
testing.wisc.edu to take the placement
tests at one of more than 20 regional sites in
Wisconsin during the spring. We will also send
placement testing information beginning in
February to students who have submitted
the $100 enrollment deposit.
Orientation All first-year students are required to attend an orientation
session. Advising and class registration will be done
at these sessions, which are held in June. In March,
orientation sign up instructions will be sent to all first-year
students who have paid the $100 enrollment deposit.
We recommend you sign up for a session as early as
possible. Parents are also invited and encouraged to
attend.
Disability services The Office of Disability Services provides assistance to
students with disabilities. You may receive information
about their services through the following sources:
• www.uwsp.edu/special/disability
• Email: [email protected]
• Telephone: 715-346-3365
• TTY/TDD: 715-346-3362
If you contact them by email, please include your
name, address, telephone number, entering semester
at UW-Stevens Point and type of disability.
If you need accommodations, it is important you begin
to make those arrangements as soon as possible after
you have been admitted to UW-Stevens Point to ensure
services are in place when you begin classes.
Calendar 2016-2017
Spring 2016
Classes begin
Spring break
Last day of classes
Final exams
Fall 2016
Classes begin
Thanksgiving recess
Last day of classes
Final exams
Winterim 2017
Classes begin
Last day of classes
Spring 2017
Classes begin
Spring break
Last day of classes
Final exams
Jan. 25
Mar. 19-27
May 13
May 16-20
Sept. 6
Nov. 24-27
Dec. 15
Dec. 16-22
Jan. 3
Jan. 20
Jan. 23
Mar. 18–26
May 12
May 15–19
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