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
 

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

UW-Stout will accept the results of the online May 2020 AP exams and award college credit accordingly.

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

ACT and SAT Tests

As of May 7, 2020 UW-Stout has gone test optional for the 2020-2021 academic years. 

2020-2021 Applicants: Students will not be required to submit test scores as part of the application process but may choose to submit test scores if they would like. Fall 2021 students may begin the UW System application for admission on August 1, 2020.

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

First-Year Registration & Orientation (FYRO)

UW-Stout has decided to move our orientation program online. The orientation date you choose will not be impacted by this change. Please plan to attend FYRO virtually.

Orientation is a required online program which will provide an engaging experience with opportunities for you and your guests to connect with our campus. As your orientation date nears you will receive more information on how to gain access to your virtual FYRO experience.

Visit the First-Year Registration and Orientation website for more information.

UW Placement Testing

We will accept the "Test at Home" placement test being developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Placement Testing and ACT/SAT sub-scores to place students into the appropriate courses. Placement testing does not impact your student’s participation in a FYRO date.

Contact advisement.testing@uwstout.edu with any questions.

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!

Modified on-campus visits will start on June 15th! We will continue to offer virtual visit experiences throughout the summer as an alternative option to our modified on-campus visits.

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 2020 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
 

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 for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. 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.

Campus Visits

All UW-Stout in-person Admissions visits will be cancelled through Tuesday, June 30th. Visits scheduled after June 30th may be modified or rescheduled. Admissions Staff will contact impacted visitors to schedule an appropriate alternative visit. In-person visits will return as soon as we are safely able to host visitors to campus.

Virtual Visits

Explore LIVE virtual admission visit experiences.

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.

Summer Courses

UW-Stout will offer summer 2020 courses online. Visit the Summer & Winterm website for more information.

   
International Students
 

Fall 2020 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.