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Summer Students FAQ


When should I apply to the summer program?

We encourage students to apply to the Project Success summer program at the end of the junior year of high school, or early on during their senior year of high school. As part of the application, it is necessary to review each student’s high school transcripts and senior year schedule which may not be available until after junior year is completed.

To find out more about the application process, please click here

Do I need to apply to UW Oshkosh if I have already been accepted into the Project Success summer program?

Yes, you must still apply to UW Oshkosh through the normal admissions process. However, it is important to identify yourself as a Project Success student in your application. Many students choose to mention their participation in Project Success in the personal statement. Our office keeps in close contact with the Admissions office on those matters. If you have questions about the UW Oshkosh admissions process, please call (920) 424-0202.

What are the costs for the summer program?

Although there is no charge for the additional services available to students through the Project Success program, all students must pay for books, housing, on-campus meal plans, and the tuition for the six credits taken over the summer. The estimated cost is listed below, based off of 2017 prices:

Tuition (6 credits): For more information please visit the Financial Aid website 

  • WI Resident $1,886
  • MN Resident 2,039
  • Non-Resident $3,779
  • Midwest Student Exchange $2,673

Books & Supplies: $200.00

Housing – 6 weeks: $1,210 (single room) or $840 (double room): For more information please visit the Department of Residence Life website

Meals – 6 weeks: For more information please visit the University Dining website

  • $401 (25 meals and 170 Titan Dollars)
  • $789 (50 meals and 335 Titan Dollars)

Titan Dollars may be used to purchase meals or supplies at different restaurants and stores on campus. We recommend a smaller meal plan as extra meals are not refunded. Additional meals can be purchased as needed.

What is a Titan Card and how do I get one?

The Titan Card is the official UW Oshkosh identification card. However, it is also used as a UW Oshkosh library card and a meal card. In addition, it can act as a debit card ( if you wish to sign up for a UW Credit Union checking or savings account). Students can also ‘scan’ or ‘load’ money onto their card at Titan Central. (located in Reeve Memorial Union) and use it to make purchases at University Books & More, Corner Connivence Store, and for meals.

There is no charge to obtain a Titan Card (replacement cards do carry a fee). Students who do not already have a Titan Card will be able to get one on Sunday or during the first day of summer classes.

For more information about the UW Oshkosh Titan Card, Please all the Titan Central office  at (920) 424-2255.

How do I register for the summer program courses?

You do not need to come to campus to register for the Project Success summer program courses. However, you must preregister for the summer program courses. To do so, you will receive a summer program packet in the mail during the spring semester of your senior year. You will complete and send back the UW Oshkosh registration form enclosed in that packet. Our staff will then register your for the summer program.

Am I required to attend the summer program as a new student?

When a student applies to Project Success, they may receive either full admittance or conditional admittance. Any student who receives a full admittance letter, is not required to attend the summer program, but they may still choose to attend. There are many benefits to attending the summer program. If a student receives a conditional admittance letter, they are required to attend and pass the six-week summer program to earn a full admit to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for the following fall semester.

What are the requirements to pass the summer program?

At the end of the six-week summer program, students are invited to attend an individual meeting with a Project Success staff member to discuss their performance. Along with course grades, the Project Success staff members will look for the skills and effort put forth by each student to help determine overall performance. Students must receive a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher to gain full admittance to the university in the fall. Parents and guardians may also attend the end of program conference if the student gives permission.

How is the summer program schedule set?

Each year, the schedule for the summer program varies a bit. In an attempt to create an atmosphere similar to the traditional college experience, courses may be offered on alternating days and/or for different lengths of time. Attending the summer program is a great way to gain an understanding of how college is set up while practicing the skills that are necessary for success in a more structured environment. To see a copy of last years summer schedule, click here.

Please note that the exact days and times each course is offered may vary each year, depending on instructor availability. 

Are the summer students supervised in the dorms by a Project Success staff member?

Project Success staff members will not be monitoring the summer students who are living on campus. We believe that it is important to provide a similar atmosphere to what the students will experience during the Fall semester. All students living on campus over the summer will have a Residence Hall Director living in the dorm, as well as a student Community Advisor (CA) living in their wing of the dorm. All CA’s have received training in the areas of peer helping and university resources and procedures. The CA’s working during the Project Success summer program also receive additional training from Project Success staff members to become more familiar with the program’s goals and mission. If a situation arises that requires the attention of a Project Success staff member, the Residence Hall Director will communicate directly with our office and campus policies and procedures will be followed.

Where will I live during the summer program?
Summer program lodging will be in Taylor Hall in a “scatter co-ed” environment where male and female rooms alternate throughout the floor. Taylor Hall features climate controlled rooms, in-room lofts (no need to rent at an additional fee), kitchen, card & coin-operated laundry, elevator, recreational activities, and more. Each room includes 2 beds, 2 lofts, 2 desks, 2 chairs, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 4 trash/recycling containers, a mini fridge/freezer combo, and a microwave. Summer activity cards are included in the summer program cost, which grants students to access to recreational equipment, cooking equipment, games, and more. Room layout and other additional information can be found here: http://www.housing.uwosh.edu/residence-halls/taylor-hall
Taylor Hall is available for students during the summer due to climate control, but during the regular year is not part of the LIFE (Learning in a First Year Environment) program and is generally not available to first-year students. During room sign-up over the summer, Taylor Hall staff will offer tours of LIFE residence halls on campus and assist students in selecting rooms in those buildings for the academic year.
Will I need to bring a computer for the summer program?

Students are not required to have their own computer on campus for the summer program. Our course instructors require students to type assignments, but computers are available in the Project Success office. The summer residence hall also has a computer lab with a staff to help. Supplies training, and technical support are also available. Some students do chose to bring their own computer to campus. Our only caution to students who do bring their own computers is to be sure to keep their dorm room doors locked at all times and to check into their insurance coverage.

When and how do I register for the Fall semester?

Students will register on their advisement and registration date prior to the start of the summer program. If you would like to meet with a Project Success staff member on your advisement and registration date, please call the Project Success office ahead of time to make arrangements.