Requirements for Transfer Admission

Transfer students must forward official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions to the Admissions Office. If, at the point of applying, you have not completed a bachelor's degree, it is also necessary to submit your final high school transcripts. Mail your transcripts to:

Admissions Office
212 Millennium Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751

You are likely to be admitted in good standing if you have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater from the last school you attended. Education major applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or greater from the last school you attended.

Applicants for the majors listed below have additional requirements (select major to reveal criteria):

  »  Applied Science

Graduate in the top 40 percent of your class or cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) for high schools that do not rank only, or receive a composite score of 22 or greater on the ACT or 1030 or greater on the SAT (ACT preferred). In addition, an ACT math score of at least 22 or SAT math score of at least 510 is required.

  »  Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Plastics Engineering

Transfer students will be admitted to the aforementioned programs if at least one of the following three requirements are met:

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

    Test A
    Student must have an overall ACT score of 22 or better, or student must be in the upper 40% of high school graduating class.

    Test B
    Student must have an ACT MATH score of 22 or better.

  2. Student has 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. Student has transferred the following sequence of courses with an overall grade point average for these courses of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher:
    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 an applicant does not meet any of the above requirements for admission to the aforementioned programs, but does meet the requirements for admission to the university; they may enroll without as Pre-Engineering and qualify for the engineering major by meeting either requirement 2 or 3 by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.

  »  Dietetics

Transfer/second degree students must complete the following courses before acceptance to the B.S. Dietetics program. Students not transferring these courses will be admitted as pre-Dietetics until these courses have been completed at UW-Stout.

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

  »  Game Design and Development

Art Concentration: Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and a grade of C or higher for all art and design courses already taken.

Computer Science Concentration: Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and a grade of C or higher for all math and computer science courses already taken to be admitted into the computer science concentration of the game design and development program. Applicants must also have completed 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.

  »  Graphic Design and Interactive Media

Transfer applicants must also submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of Art and Design department faculty, who will determine admission into the major. Transfer students must be admitted to the university before you can submit your portfolio.

Preferred consideration will be given to completed portfolios that are received by the due date. Priority deadline is no later than 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday of January. Decisions will be made by early February on portfolios received by priority deadline. All applicants will be notified by mid to late February. Late and incomplete portfolios may be considered as space permits.

  »  Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Students transferring into the HRTM program need a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Transfer students that have a 2.5 to 2.75 GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-HRTM. Admission into the HRTM program. Receipt of a final college transcript from last post-secondary institution attended which now meets the minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement will be changed to full admission.

  »  Packaging

Students transferring into the BS Packaging major must meet the following requirements:

  1. They meet the UW Stout transfer GPA requirements of 2.5;

  2. They have completed CHEM-135 equivalent or higher with a grade of “C” or higher;

  3. They have completed MATH-153 equivalent or higher with a grade of “C” or higher;

  4. Meet with Program Director for final approval (Students will be connected with the program director when admitted, but are encouraged to contact Robert Meisner, at the point of application).

Students not meeting all of the requirements above, but who meet general admission requirements will be changed to an undeclared major and admitted to the university but not to the program.

  »  Supply Chain Management

Transfer students applying for Supply Chain Management must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completion of 54 or more credits of required courses. Students not meeting this requirement will be admitted as pre-Supply Chain Management until requirements have been met through UW-Stout coursework.

Transfer students meeting New Freshman requirements would be admitted fully into the major. New Freshman requirements are an ACT composite score of 22 or higher and a math sub score of 22 or higher.

  »  Teacher education degree programs

All students wishing to transfer into one of the following teacher education programs, including:

  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science | Mathematics Education
  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Marketing and Business Education
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Technology Education
  • Technology and Science Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation | Special Education Certification

must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and be admitted as a Pre-Education student. 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.

“I transferred Joylin Monroto Stout in the fall of 2012 and I love it! Everyone is great and accepting and there are lots of organizations to join. I was the secretary and then hall chair for Hall Events Committee (H.E.C) and now I am going to be a residence assistant for the 2013-14 school year!”

Joylin Munro 
Human Development and Family Studies
St. Paul, Minnesota