International Students

 

 

 

 

International Students

Welcome!  

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled you are considering applying to attend the University of Wisconsin-Parkside! We are happy to host students from more than 25 nations around the world. 

To apply for undergraduate admission, follow the instructions below:


STEP 1: The UW System application

Available online at https://apply.wisconsin.edu.


STEP 2:  Fees

International admission to Parkside requires an International Student Processing fee of $100 payable by credit card. This fee can be paid using this link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/UWP_ISS


STEP 3: Academic Records

At the time of application, undergraduate students must have completed or be close to completing secondary school (high school).  Official, certified, or attested transcripts from all secondary institutions attended must be submitted. Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Email your official secondary school transcripts and English translations to:  admissions@uwp.edu


STEP 4: English Language Proficiency

Non-native English speakers whose prior education was not conducted in English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 (Internet-based). Our Institution Code is 1860
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • An ACT English subscore of 23 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 100 or higher
  • PTE Pearson score of 50

For information regarding the location of the test centers nearest you and test registration, see the following websites:
TOEFL test | IELTS test | DuoLingo English Test | Pearson


STEP 5: Proof of Funding (if you require a student visa)

International students requiring student visas must certify that they have enough financial support for the first full year of their education. The University Financial Sponsorship Form for International Students shows estimates of one year of expenses including fees billed by the University as well as estimates of personal expenses. The following information should be uploaded to:  International Student Financial Documents


STEP 6: Approved F-1 student visa 

Please upload a copy of your approved F-1 student visa here:  Visa Upload

 

STEP 7: Transfer In 

TRANSFER IN FORM

 

ADMITTED STUDENTS! Find your next steps below.

To transfer to UW-Parkside, follow the instructions below:


STEP 1: The UW System application

Available online at https://apply.wisconsin.edu.


STEP 2:  Fees

International admission to Parkside requires an International Student Processing fee of $100 payable by credit card. This fee can be paid using this link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/UWP_ISS


STEP 3: Academic Records

Official, certified, or attested transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted to ECE or WES. Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Email your official transcripts (and English translations) to:  admissions@uwp.edu

If you have enrolled in any university-level courses or completed any undergraduate studies outside of the US, official college/university transcripts must be submitted to UW-Parkside.  Transcripts from all non-US based programs must be submitted to and evaluated by a professional evaluation service that is recognized through NACES (naces.org). A course-by-course evaluation is required. We recommend the following evaluation services:

The evaluation typically takes 3-4 weeks. The service provider will send the completed evaluation to UW-Parkside.  Please request your college transcript be attached to the evaluation report.


STEP 4: English Language Proficiency

Non-native English speakers whose prior educational program was not conducted in English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 (Internet-based). Our Institution Code is 1860
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • An ACT English sub-score of 23 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 100 or higher
  • PTE Pearson score of 50

For information regarding the location of the test centers nearest you and test registration, see the following websites:
TOEFL test | IELTS test | DuoLingo English Test | Pearson


STEP 5: Proof of Funding (if you require a student visa)

International students requiring student visas must certify that they have enough financial support for the first full year of their education. The University Financial Sponsorship Form for International Students shows estimates of one year of expenses including fees billed by the University as well as estimates of personal expenses. The following information should be uploaded to:  International Student Financial Documents

 

STEP 6: Approved F-1 student visa 

Please upload a copy of your approved F-1 student visa here:  Visa Upload

 

STEP 7: Transferring F-1 visa status (I-20 Certificate of Eligibility) from another US institution

If an applicant currently holds F-1 visa status granted from another US institution, an I-20 transfer can be arranged by submitting this Transfer In Form to:  international@uwp.edu
 

ADMITTED STUDENTS! Find your next steps below.

Follow the following steps to apply for admission to a Parkside graduate program.  Please note that student visas cannot be issued for 100% online programs.


STEP 1: The UW System application

Available online at https://apply.wisconsin.edu.


STEP 2:  Fees

  • $56 Graduate Application Fee

Fees are payable with a credit card at the same time you submit your online application. (Application cannot be processed until this fee is received.)  
 

STEP 3: Academic Records

Official, certified, or attested transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted. Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Email your official secondary school transcripts and English translations to: admissions@uwp.edu)

If you have enrolled in any university-level courses or completed an undergraduate degree outside of the US, official college/university transcripts must be submitted to UW-Parkside as well as a professional evaluation service that is recognized through NACES (naces.org). A course-by-course evaluation is required. We recommend the following evaluation services:

The evaluation typically takes 3-4 weeks. The service provider will send the completed evaluation to UW-Parkside.  Please request your college transcript be attached to the evaluation report.

Students enrolling from UW-Parkside university partner institutions are exempt from credential evaluation.


STEP 4: English Language Proficiency

Non-native English speakers whose prior education was not conducted in English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 (Internet-based). Our Institution Code is 1860
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • An ACT English subscore of 23 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 100 or higher
  • PTE Pearson score of 50

For information regarding the location of the test centers nearest you and test registration, see the following websites:
TOEFL test | IELTS test | DuoLingo English Test | Pearson


STEP 5: Proof of Funding (if you require a student visa)

International students requiring student visas must certify that they have enough financial support for the first full year of their education. The University Financial Sponsorship Form for International Students shows estimates of one year of expenses including fees billed by the University as well as estimates of personal expenses.  The following information should be uploaded to:  International Student Financial Documents


STEP 6: Copy of approved F-1 Student Visa

Please upload a copy of your approved F-1 student visa:  Visa Upload
 

ADMITTED STUDENTS! Find your next steps below.

Students currently enrolled in universities that have an active Exchange Partnership with Parkside, are eligible to enroll for one or two semesters as non-degree seeking special students.  Once academically accepted, you can proceed with obtaining a student visa, arranging housing and food plans and registering for classes. 

To identify courses being offered for the academic term, consult the University course schedule. Course listings indicate prerequisites, teaching format, credits and any additional fees relating to the course. Undergraduates should register for a minimum of 12 credits.

If you have questions, the International Student Services/Study Abroad Office is ready to help.

STEP 1: The UW System application

Available online at https://apply.wisconsin.edu.

GUIDANCE TO GET YOU STARTED

  • Select "Register" under "new user," then create your account
  • You are applying as: "Special Student" (Non-degree seeking)
  • Choose "Create a New Application"
  • Under "Applying To", choose "UW-Parkside"
  • Exchange students should select "Need to Apply for Student Visa (not residing in US)"


STEP 2: Academic Records

Email English translations and your offical copies of your current academic transcripts to determine appropriate course placement to Admissions@uwp.edu


STEP 3: English Language Proficiency

Non-native English speakers whose prior educational program was not conducted in English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 (Internet-based). Our Institution Code is 1860
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • An ACT English sub-score of 23 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 100 or higher
  • PTE Pearson score of 50
  • Minimum EIKEN score of 2304
  • Minimum GTEC score of 1140
  • Home University English language proficiency verification (submitted for approval)

For information regarding the location of the test centers nearest you and test registration, see the following websites:
TOEFL test | IELTS test | DuoLingo English Test | Pearson


STEP 4: Proof of Funding (if you require a student visa)

International students requiring student visas must certify that they have enough financial support for the first full year of their education. The University Financial Sponsorship Form for International Students shows estimates of one year of expenses including fees billed by the University as well as estimates of personal expenses. The following information should be uploaded here:  International Student Financial Documents

  • Financial Sponsorship Form-Exchange Students

    Please note that although exchange students are not required to pay UW-Parkside tuition fees, they are other expenses that you must plan for while studying in the USA. These include the Parkside International Student fee ($100 per semester) the Parkside Segregated fee (approximately $550 per semester) and the International Insurance fee (approximately $700 per semester.)

     
  • Bank statements clearly showing financial resources in US dollars.
  • Color copy of passport

 

STEP 5: Copy of approved J-1 student visa

Please uplod a copy of your approved J-1 student visa here:  Visa Upload

 

ADMITTED STUDENTS! Find your next steps below.

COSTS

Annual cost estimations for undergraduate students, graduate students and 12-month graduate partnership programs for Academic Year 2022/2023 can be found on the first page of the Financial Sponsorship Form. More detailed information can be found here: Projected Tuition & Fees

Student bills are charged each semester once course registration is complete. International students are not required to pay until the 10th day of the semester. Charges appear on the student’s Solar account including separate charges for tuition, housing, food plans, international student health insurance, and fees.  Fees include:

  • New Student fees (first semester only)
  • Segregated fees (each semester)
  • International fees (each semester)

Payment plans are available. 

The Parkside International Student Services/Study Abroad Office recommends that international students pay by logging into their student SOLAR account (Transact function). Alternatively, the bank on the Parkside campus “Educators Credit Union” allows new students to register for an immediate account upon arrival.  Funds can then  be electronically wired to their account.

 


SCHOLARSHIPS

UW Parkside does not award full scholarships to international students. 

There are a limited number of annual scholarship awards for full time, degree-seeking international students. These awards total $2,000, $4,000, or $6,000 per year and are determined by prior academic performance. 

Once awarded, these scholarships will be issued each semester as long as students remain eligible. Scholarships cannot be increased. Detailed information can be found here: International Student Scholarships
 

ADMITTED STUDENTS! Find your next steps below.

OBTAINING A STUDENT VISA

Learn the steps to obtain a student visa.

COURSE REGISTRATION, HOUSING & ARRIVAL

Learn More

Laine Philippa

Laine Philippa
International Manager
Wyllie Hall, The Commons
262-595-3215
laine@uwp.edu

Karin Basken

Karin Basken
262-595-2241
international@uwp.edu

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