UW-Stout Application

 

A complete application must include:

  • UW-System application
  • current application fee
  • official high school transcripts
  • a copy of your ACT or SAT score

Your application is considered complete once we receive all four documents. We will then start the review process.

 

Applying to UW-Stout

 

We continue to accept/review applications for fall 2016 and spring 2017.

Applications for fall 2017 admission may be submitted beginning September 1, 2016. The review process will start as soon as we receive a complete application. You should apply as early as possible (recommended by January 1) for fall admission.

 

Institutional Codes:

  • ACT - 4652
  • Financial Aid - 003915
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout - 1740


New Freshman Guidelines

The following is a profile of our 2015 admitted freshmen:

  • Class Rank: Top 50 percent
  • GPA: 3.0 – 3.5
  • ACT Composite: 21 – 24

Admission will be based on multiple criteria including academic rigor, academic GPA, trend in grades, rank in class and ACT/SAT scores. Non-academic factors will also be considered. We conduct a comprehensive review and no single factor will eliminate or guarantee admission.


The following majors are competitive and require further academic achievement:

  »  Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science applicants must meet all of the following requirements: 

  • Rank in the top 50 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale); and
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent); and
  • have a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent).

Students who do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for admission to the university; will be admitted to the university as an Undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

  »  Applied Science

Applied Science applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent); or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

Students who do not meet one of the academic requirements above will be admitted as a Pre-Applied Science and qualify for the Applied Science major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

  »  BFA Programs

Entertainment Design; Game Design and Development Art; Graphic Design and Interactive Media; Industrial Design; and Interior Design applicants must submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of Art and Design department faculty, who will determine admissions into the major.

 

  »  BS Engineering Programs

Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Plastics Engineering applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Rank in the top 40 percent of your class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent); or
  • have a minimum ACT score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

Students who do not meet one of the academic requirements above will be admitted as a Pre-Engineering and qualify for the Engineering major by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

  »  Game Design and Development – Computer Science  (BS)

Game Design and Development Computer Science applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • rank in the top 40 percent of their class (or for high schools that do not rank, earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale); and
  • minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT equivalent); and
  • minimum ACT math score of 24 (or SAT equivalent)

Students who not meet all of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for admission to the university; will be admitted as an Undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

  »  Packaging

Packaging applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 22; and
  • Minimum ACT math score of 24

Students who do not meet all of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for admission to the university; will be admitted as an Undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.

  »  Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Program Director Approval

  • Supply Chain Management
    Students must have a composite ACT score of 22 or higher and ACT Math sub score of 22 or higher
    or
    Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, including transfer credits, and completion of a minimum of 54 credits in the B.S. Supply Chain Management Program Plan Sheet.

  • Pre-Supply Chain Management
    Students will be admitted into the Pre-Supply Chain Management program until the above requirements are met. At that time, the student may apply for admission into the B.S. Supply Chain Management degree program.

Students not meeting at least one of the requirements can be accepted as Pre-Supply Chain Management. Students will remain in the “Pre-Supply Chain designation until they meet the admission requirements. Students who are not admitted will be encouraged to transfer to another major such as the B.S. in Business Administration.


High School Unit Requirements:

CourseImportant Notes
Four credits
of English
Emphasizing literature, composition, rhetoric and speech
Three credits
of math
Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (Integrated Math 1, 2, & 3).  A fourth year is strongly encouraged for majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Three credits
of social science

Three credits
of science
Typically Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry. Physics is strongly encouraged for majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Four elective creditsMay be from the areas above or foreign language, business, family/consumer education, art and design, and computer application/programming.
NOTE: Foreign Language is not required for admission. However, to earn a bachelor's degree, students must fulfill a global perspective requirement, by:

  • Completing a program of university-approved work or study abroad, or
  • Completing six credits of courses approved by the Curriculum and Instruction Committee as fulfilling the global perspective requirement.

NOTE: Schedule changes – UW-Stout expects that students will successfully complete their senior year coursework listed on their admission application. Schedule changes of academic coursework during the senior year and/or the unsuccessful completion of senior year coursework may result in the cancellation of admission. Students considering making schedule changes, or those who are concerned about their academic progress in any of their courses, must consult with UW-Stout Admissions 715-232-1411. 

Some high school courses may not satisfy university admission requirements for preparatory academic coursework. For information on applicability of high school courses call the Admissions Office at 715-232-1411.


If you have questions about these standards, or would like to discuss extenuating circumstances, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@uwstout.edu.

The Undergraduate Bulletin contains a more detailed description of Stout's admissions requirements, including other admissions categories.