Requirements for Transfer Admission

UW-Stout Application

  • UW-System Application
  • current application fee
  • official high school transcripts (if you have not already earned a bachelor's degree)
  • official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where you have earned credit

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

Applying to UW-Stout

We continue to accept/review applications for spring 2017.

Applications for summer or 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 Transfer Guidelines

You are likely to be admitted as a transfer student if you have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher (Education major applicants 2.75 grade point average or higher) from the most recent institution.

The following majors are competitive and require further academic achievement:

  »  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.

Transfer students are admitted for Spring semesters only. Students who apply for fall admission and students not selected for admission in the spring will be admitted as an Undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters. Acceptance of change of majors may be dependent upon available openings in the program.

  »  BS 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 a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale); or
  • have a minimum composite score of 22 (or SAT equivalent) with a minimum ACT math score of 22 (or SAT equivalent)

  »  BS Computer Science (Formerly Game Design and Development – Computer Science)

Computer Science (Formerly Game Design and Development – Computer Science) applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 or higher from the last institution attended; and
  • earn a grade of "C" or higher for all math and computer science courses already taken; and
  • complete the equivalent of UW-Stout's MATH-121 Intro to College Math II (Trigonometry) or a higher level math course with a grade of "C" or better.

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

  »  BS Dietetics

Dietetics applicants must transfer the following courses:

  • MATH-120 College Algebra
  • CHEM-125 or 135 College Algebra-based Chemistry
  • BIO-234 Physiology and Anatomy

Students not transferring these courses will be admitted as Pre-Dietetics until these courses have been completed at UW-Stout.

  »  BS Education Programs

Art Education; Early Childhood Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Mathematics Education (Applied Mathematics and Computer Science); Marketing and Business Education; Science Education; Special Education; Technology Education; Technology and Science Education must meet the following requirement:

  • earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher from the last institution attended

Students who meet the above requirement will be admitted to the university as a Pre-Education major. Subsequent acceptance into a teacher education major and enrollment in professional education coursework will require successful completion of Benchmark I requirements. Additional information can be found at the School of Education website.

  »  BS Engineering Programs

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

1. Both "Test A" AND "Test B" below are satisfied:

Test A 

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

Test B

  • have a minimum ACT math score of 22

2. You have transferred either of the following Calculus courses in with a grade of "B" or better (Note: a grade of "B-" is not sufficient):

  • MATH-153 Calculus I or
  • MATH-156 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3. You have transferred the following sequence of courses with an earned cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

  • MATH-153 Calculus I (or MATH-156 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I)
  • MATH-154 Calculus II (or MATH-157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II)
  • PHYS-291 Statics (or PHYS-281 University Physics I)
  • CHEM-135 College Chemistry I

If you do not meet any of the academic requirements above, but do meet the requirements for admission to the university; you will be admitted to the university as Pre-Engineering and may qualify for the engineering major by meeting either requirement 2 or 3 at UW-Stout.

  »  BS Packaging

Packaging applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or higher from the last institution attended; and
  • completed CHEM-135 equivalent or higher with a grade of "C" or higher; and
  • completed MATH-153 equivalent or higher with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Meet with the Program Director for final approval (students are encouraged to contact Robert Meisner, meisnerr@uwstout.edu at the point of application)

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

  »  Supply Chain Management

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

  • earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher from the last institution attended
  • completion of 54 or more credits of required courses.

Students not meeting the academic requirements above can be accepted as Pre-Supply Chain Management. Students will remain in the Pre-Supply Chain designation until they meet the admission requirements. 

Transfer students meeting New Freshman requirements would be admitted fully into the major. New Freshman requirements are:

  • earn a composite ACT score of 22 or higher and ACT math sub score of 22 or higher; or
  • earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
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