Congratulations to the newest Blue Devil in your family!

This page offers helpful links and a list of next steps to guide you through our enrollment process. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help.

Step 1

Have your student activate their Access Stout account  »  You will activate this using your 7-digit student ID number sent to you in an admissions letter. This will allow your student to log in and review any necessary information for the enrollment process. This will also assign them their user name and password for their email address. (We use Hotmail as our student email service provider, so if you have a current Hotmail account, you will have to log out and log back in with your Stout credentials.)

Step 2

Freshmen Admitted for the Fall/Spring Term  »  There is no enrollment deposit required for UW-Stout. You will be receiving a packet from our Housing office requesting a $125 housing deposit. Please fill out the required information and send back immediately.

Step 3

Visit Campus  »  You may have already visited or you may need to visit again to make your final decision. We encourage you to visit our campus!

Step 4

Stay Current  »  Keep your mailing address and email address up to date with us as many offices will be communicating with your student throughout the enrollment process. Any changes, please send them to

Step 5

Financial Aid  »  All students seeking financial aid (grants, loans, work-study) must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application becomes available Jan. 1 of every year for the fall. The deadline (if your student is applying for scholarships) is Feb. 15. If your student is not applying for scholarships, then the recommended deadline is Mar. 15.

Step 6

Scholarships  »  Students must file an application through our Stout University Foundation if they are interested in applying for scholarships. Stout awards over $600,000 in scholarship opportunities. The application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012.

Step 7

Take regional placement tests  »  Your student will take the required placement tests in math, English, and foreign language (optional) during spring regional testing dates. Online test registration begins February 1.

Step 8

Summer registration  »  Beginning in March, the Advisement Center will mail summer registration information to all accepted freshmen. This is a one day program that will get your student registered for classes for the fall, advisement for course selection, campus services overview among other things.

Step 9

Encourage success  »  Encourage your student to continue to be a great student throughout the rest of their senior year. It is important that your student successfully complete the courses listed on their admissions application. If your student must make changes to his/her senior class schedule, please contact Admissions prior to making the change, (715) 232-1232 or