Transfer Students

How to apply if you're transferring from another two-year or four-year university.
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Application Process

To apply to UW-Stout as a transfer student, please submit the following:

  • UW System application
  • $50 payment for the application fee
  • Your official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
Submitting your transcripts
By Mail
Admissions Office
212 Millennium Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751

Once we have received all of these documents, our Admissions staff will begin the review process. If you have any questions along the way, please call or email us any time.


There is no hard-set application deadline for transfer students. Applications will be accepted through December for our spring semester, or early August for our fall semester. We do encourage you to submit your application by the following recommended deadlines so that everything else can happen in a timely manner.

Entry Term Recommended Deadline Final Deadline
Spring semester November 1 late December
Fall semester March 1 early August


If you're interested in applying for any of our Stout Foundation Scholarships, please apply by January. You don’t have to be accepted by that time, but you do need to be in our system in order to use the username assigned to you shortly after you apply. Scholarship applications are due by the end of January.


33% of Stout students have successfully transferred from another school.

Transfer Admission Guidelines

We conduct a comprehensive review and no single factor will eliminate or guarantee admission. You are likely to be admitted as a transfer student if you have earned a 2.0 GPA or higher (Education major applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or higher) from your most recent institution.

Grade trends by semester are taken into consideration as part of this review. If there are extenuating circumstances for any grades, please be sure to note this in your applicant statement.

Special Circumstances for Transfer Applicants

Please note the following guidelines:

  • At the last institution you attended, if your last semester GPA was below 2.0, you may be admitted on probation if your cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
  • At the last institution you attended, if you were academically dismissed or suspended, even if your cumulative GPA is above 2.0, by UW System policy we honor that institution's dismissal/suspension. Admission may be considered if you choose to appeal. Time that has lapsed since your last attendance will also be taken into consideration.
  • At the last institution you attended, if you completed less than 12 academic level (non-remedial) credits, your other previous institutions attended and/or high school record may be considered.
  • At the last institution you attended, if your last semester GPA is below 1.0 (again, time lapsed may be taken into consideration), you would not be eligible for admission following UW-Stout's undergraduate probation/dismissal policy.

Specific Major Requirements

Some of our programs are particularly competitive and require that applicants submit other materials in addition to the standard application.

Admission Decisions

Once we've reviewed your complete application and based on the above criteria, we make one of three admission decisions:

  • Admit » Congratulations, you’re in!
  • Deny » Students who are not competitive for admission to UW-Stout.
  • Postpone » Some applicants are neither admitted nor denied upon initial review. These students are postponed. Postponed applicants have strong qualifications and the potential for success at UW-Stout. However we would like to review grades from the current semester of the college you are attending, or receive recommendation letters before making an admission decision.

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