COVID-19 Admissions Information & Updates

UW-Stout Admissions procedures and policies during the COVID-19 situation.
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout is closely monitoring the emerging global public health concern involving COVID-19.

As this issue continues to evolve, our goal is to help students through the admissions process and provide them the support they need to be successful. Please see below for the most current information regarding UW-Stout Admissions procedures and policies during the COVID-19 situation.

   
New Freshman and First-Year Students
 

Application Fee

UW-Stout is focused on student success and excited to share our unique learning experience with prospective students. We are pleased to announce that starting December 11, 2020 we have decided to waive our application fee for the next two years!

High School Transcripts

UW-Stout will accept an emailed unofficial high school transcript to review and make a decision on an application. Examples of acceptable unofficial transcripts:

  • A screenshot or PDF from an online student portal that shows grades 9-12.
  • A screenshot or scanned copy of a paper transcript.

Admitted students will be required to submit a final official high school transcript with a graduation date as soon as high schools are able to accommodate.

If an admitted student is unable to supply a final official transcript prior to classes starting in the fall, they should contact the admissions office at admissions@uwstout.edu

Pass/Fail Grading

No applicant to UW-Stout will be penalized if schools elect to implement a pass/fail grading structure for the remainder of the current school year. Our hope is that students will continue their coursework, in whatever delivery method is offered, to best prepare for academic success at Stout.

Confirmation Date

UW-Stout does not have a confirmation date or enrollment deposit.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Visit UW-Stouts Prior Learning website for more information about earning college credit.

ACT and SAT Tests

As of February 5, 2021 UW-Stout has extended being test optional to the 2022-2023 academic years. 

Major Specific Admission Requirements: Some of our academic majors have additional admission requirements to be admitted directly into the major. Test scores will be required for admission into these programs. Find a list of those majors and the requirements here

Blue Devil Guarantee Scholarship Program: Test scores will be required for students to be eligible for the BDG Scholarship program. Students who are admitted by the first Monday in February may submit test scores through March 15th to be eligible for this scholarship program.

College Transcripts

UW-Stout requires official college transcripts to be sent directly from each institution or through an electronic secure document sending service.

Most institutions are able to send transcripts during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your college or university is unable to provide a transcript due to COVID-19, contact the UW-Stout Admissions Office at admissions@uwstout.edu

UW Placement Testing

When should I take the exams? New students for fall 2021 may register for the placement exams beginning March 15, 2021. Once you've registered and received a username and password from Scantron, you have 180 days to complete any tests. After that you will need to re-register for the exams.

Tests should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment to allow for processing. It is recommended that you complete the English, math, and optional world language exams no later than Thursday at noon (12 p.m.) central time for your campus advisor to receive your scores the following week.

 

What technology do I need to take the exams? Our recommendation is that students test on a desktop computer, laptop computer, or tablet, rather than on a phone. Your web browser must be able to accept cookies, JavaScript, and pop-up windows. It is also recommended that you use the most up-to-date version of your web browser. If you are concerned about meeting these technology needs, please complete the accommodations questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your technology needs. 

Other questions, please contact the Advisement Center.

University Housing

University Housing has developed their own COVID-19 updates. You can find them here

University Dining

University Dining has developed their own COVID-19 updates. You can find them here

Campus Visits (modified on-campus and virtual experiences)

In response to COVID-19, the Admissions Office will offer modified on-campus and virtual visit experiences!

Find more information here!

Call our office 715-232-1232.

Send us an email - Direct your questions to admissions@uwstout.edu

Text us - Send quick messages to our team at 715-602-8088

Follow us on social media - Find us on Instagram @uwstoutadmissions

Connect with your Admissions Counselor

Summer Courses

UW-Stout will offer summer 2021 courses online. Visit the Summer & Winterm website for more information.

Deferment or Gap Year Questions

If you would like to discuss what options you have for a deferment or taking a gap year, please connect with someone from our admissions team

   
Transfer Students
 

Application Fee

UW-Stout is focused on student success and excited to share our unique learning experience with prospective students. We are pleased to announce that starting December 11, 2020 we have decided to waive our application fee for the next two years!

College Transcripts

UW-Stout requires official college transcripts to be sent directly from each institution. Many now offer transcripts be sent through an electronic secure document sending service. Choose the transcript be sent directly to UW-Stout.

Most Institutions are able to send transcripts during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your college or university is unable to provide a transcript due to COVID-19, contact the UW-Stout Transfer Admissions Team at transfer@uwstout.edu.

Pass/Fail Grading

No applicant to UW-Stout will be penalized if schools elect to implement a pass/fail (or credit/no credit) grading structure due to COVID-19. Please note that if your college has also added a Low Pass (LP) or similar grade, this course will still transfer, but will not meet the equivalency of a major studies course that requires a grade of C or higher. Transcripts will be reviewed and grades considered on a case-by-case basis.  If there are any specific circumstances you would like us to be aware of, contact us at transfer@uwstout.edu.

Summer Courses

UW-Stout will offer summer 2021 courses online. Visit the Summer & Winterm website for more information.

Campus Visits (modified on-campus and virtual experiences)

In response to COVID-19, the Admissions Office will offer modified on-campus and virtual visit experiences!

Find more information here!

Call our office 715-232-1232.

Send us an email - Direct your questions to transfer@uwstout.edu.

Text us at 715-232-5467 or 715-232-1787.

Follow us on social media - Find us on Instagram @uwstoutadmissions.

Connect with your Admissions Counselor.

   
International Students
 

Application Fee

UW-Stout is focused on student success and excited to share our unique learning experience with prospective students. We are pleased to announce that starting December 11, 2020 we have decided to waive our application fee for the next two years!

Fall 2021 Classes

We are very hopeful that international students will be able to get their visas and attend classes at UW-Stout this fall. We are actively planning for their arrival and working with admitted students to place them in on-campus housing and enroll them in classes. As the COVID-19 situation progresses, we are closely monitoring the situation and will share any changes in our plan for the fall semester as soon as a decision is made.

Academic Records

UW-Stout requires official academic records to be sent directly from each institution or through an electronic secure document sending service. If your institution is unable to provide an academic record due to COVID-19, please contact the International Admissions Team for alternative options at international@uwstout.edu.

Additional Application Documents

If you are having difficulty obtaining any of the required application documents due to COVID-19, please contact the International Admissions Team for alternative options at international@uwstout.edu.