Admissions Process

Incoming Freshmen


Art Concentration

Art concentration applicants must submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of Game Design and Development faculty, who will determine admission into the major. Students must submit their portfolio and essay by January 10, 2014 and will have a decision in early February 2014.

Computer Science Concentration

Computer Science concentration 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)

  • Minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT equivalent)

  • Minimum ACT math score of 24 (or SAT equivalent). 

  • Submit an essay to be reviewed by a committee of Game Design and Development faculty, who will determine admission into the major.

Students must submit their essay by January 10, 2014 and will have a decision in early February 2014

Transfer Students


Art Concentration

You 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

You 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.  You 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.

 

All Applicants


Students not selected for admission to the program may choose to enter the university as "undeclared" and apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters. Acceptance of change of major may be dependent upon available openings in the program.