Credit From High School

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Credit from High School

University of Wisconsin-Stout grants advanced credit for the successful completion of college-level course work while in high school and for high achievement on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College-Level Examination Program exams.


Credit for College Course Work

Students who take college courses prior to high school graduation will receive advanced credit at UW–Stout as long as the credit is: 

  1. transferable
  2. earned at an accredited college, and
  3. listed on an official transcript generated by the college.

To be awarded credit at UW–Stout, enrolling students must have their official college-level transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions. Students taking courses at a UW System school may consult the Transfer Information System (TIS) to determine exactly how credit will be awarded.


Project Lead the Way

Secondary school students successfully completing Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses may apply for transcripted college credit from UW-Stout.

For more detailed information, visit UW-Stout's Project Lead the Way website


Advanced Placement

UW-Stout awards course exemptions and college credit for qualifying scores through the College Board Advancement Placement (AP) Program. Credit is awarded for exam grades of 3, 4 or 5. Review the chart below to see how AP credit will be awarded. 

To earn AP credit, students must have their official AP grade report sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the College Board. For more information on grade reporting services, visit the College Board’s website. UW–Stout’s AP code is 1740.


International Baccalaureate

UW-Stout awards advanced standing credits for scores of 4–7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) higher-level and subsidiary-level exams. Review the chart linked below to see how IB credit will be awarded.

IB transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the IB Organization. For information on having your results sent, visit the International Baccalaureat website