Frequently Asked Questions

Does Stout need a final high school transcript?
Yes, you do have to send us a final high school transcript.  Talk to your school counselor and give them the school you want them to send it to before you graduate.  We usually like to have those by late July.  It must be here before you start college in the fall. You can have your transcripts sent to our office at:

Admissions Office
212 Millennium Hall
UW-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

How long does it usually take for an admissions decision?
Once your application is complete (application, $44, ACT’s and official high school transcripts), we strive to have a decision for you in two weeks.  You can track your status online through Access Stout. You can always give us a call as well at 1-800-447-8688 to ask about your status.
   
I sent in my admissions application yesterday and I listed a major. I have not decided 100% that I want that major. If I am accepted, and change my major, will that affect my admission?
Changing your major will not affect your admission to Stout. A lot of students change their mind about what they want to do with their future. If you would like to change your major before beginning school, you simply need to send us an e-mail to admissions@uwstout.edu or a letter indicating what major you would like to switch to.

Also please take some time to do some research on our majors!
   
I took college classes my senior year of high school and received credits. Will these transfer to Stout?
There is definitely a good chance that classes will transfer but how they transfer depends on what major you are in.

  • If you took classes at a University of Wisconsin College or a Wisconsin Technical College, see the Transfer Information System. 
  • If you took classes at a Minnesota State College or University, here is a transfer information sheet.

Linda Young is our Transfer Coordinator and is helpful in determining what will count for Stout credit.  Please contact her with specific transfer questions, as it is different with every class, youngl@uwstout.edu or 715-232-1787.

I was thinking about applying to Stout, and I was wondering if I have to take the writing portion of the ACT in order to be considered for admissions?
No, you do not need to take the writing portion of the ACT for consideration into UW-Stout.

Is there a way I can track the status of my application online?
Shortly after you apply, you will receive an email along with a letter indicating your student ID number. You will use that number to set up your email and login to Access Stout.

Here are steps to log on to Access Stout IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ACTIVATED:

  • Go to https://password.uwstout.edu
  • Click on Activate new account (you must have your 7-digit Student ID number)
  • Follow the steps to set your password and get your username.
  • Once you have your username and password set, check Webmail to see if your email has been activated.
  • Go to Access Stout
  • This will prompt you to enter your username and password
  • After you log in, click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Admissions information will be located near the bottom.


Here are steps to log on to Access Stout IF YOU HAVE YOUR EMAIL ACTIVATED:

  • Go to Access Stout
  • This will prompt you to enter your username and password
  • After you log in, click on Self Service
  • Click on Student Center
  • Admissions information will be located near the bottom.
  • If you have misplaced your student ID number, please call us at 1-800-447-8688.

What if I fail a course my senior year but will still graduate?
If you fail a course during your senior year or think you will fail a course your senior year, please call or email Admissions as soon as possible.

If you fail a course that you need to have for minimum admission requirements (4 years English, 3 years Math, 3 years Science, 3 years Social Science and 4 years of Electives), then it is possible that we can rescind your admission.  If the course that you are going to fail falls outside of those requirements, and your GPA is still ok, then it should be fine. To be sure that you are fine on credits, please feel free to give us a call so that we can verify that you are okay on credits, 1-800-447-8688 or email admissions@uwstout.edu.
 
Will my Advanced Placement (AP) classes count towards my major?
Yes! Credits earned may be awarded toward general education requirements, degree requirements, or elective credit. The purpose of awarding advanced credit is to recognize advanced high-quality work, to preclude the duplication of courses, and to provide increased flexibility for students who wish to complete two majors, earn a certificate, or graduate early. See our Credit for Prior Learning Experience page to see how Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College-Level  Examination Program (CLEP) might fit into your future program at Stout.


If you're not finding the answer to your question,
  please email us at admissions@uwstout.edu