Transfer Admission Requirements Fall 2022
Transfer Admission Guidelines
All applications receive a comprehensive review. Admission decisions are based on GPA, intended major, rigor and breadth of curriculum, appropriateness of previous work for continued study at UW-Stout, and other predictors of success. Most transfer students admitted in recent years have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Grade trends by semester are taken into consideration as part of the review. If there are extenuating circumstances for any grades, please be sure to note this in your applicant essay/statement.
Note: For program admissions see "Minimum GPA Requirements for Admission Consideration for Specific Majors"
Minimum GPA Requirements for Admission Consideration to Specific Majors
All transfer students will be admitted as a Pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Pre-BFA) student. Upon acceptance information will be provided on how to submit a portfolio and essay to be reviewed by a committee of School of Art & Design Faculty, who will determine direct admissions into the BFA major of your choice. You must be admitted first to receive the information. The priority deadline is no later than midnight on March 1st for fall admission. Students who submit portfolios/essays are notified by mid-March of a decision.
Submissions may be made after the priority date; however, there is no guarantee when it will be reviewed for a decision on what art-specific coursework you may be able to get into after the review is completed and whether or not registration for the next semester has begun. There is a $10 application fee assessed at the time you electronically submit your portfolio.
If you are not approved for direct admission into your BFA program of choice after a review of your portfolio/essay or if you choose not to submit a portfolio/essay at the time, you may apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters depending upon available openings in the program. BFA Foundations courses will be available to Pre-BFA students pending seat availability.
- Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, and;
- Have a grade of C or better in all math and computer science courses completed, and;
- Completed the equivalent of UW-Stout’s MATH 120 Intro to College Math I (College Algebra) or higher with a grade of C or better.
Students not meeting all of the academic requirements above but do meet the requirements for general admission to the university will be admitted as an undeclared student. Students may then apply for a change of major in subsequent semesters.
A 2.75 cumulative GPA is desired. Subsequent acceptance into the School of Education and enrollment in professional education coursework will require successful completion of Benchmark I requirements (identified below).
- Applied Mathematics & Computer Science – Math Education
- Art Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Marketing & Business Education
- Special Education
- Technology Education
Benchmark I requirements: Students should start preparing for admission to the professional program now. They will advance to the education major when they complete the following (may occur during first-semester enrollment):
- Completed 40 semester credit hours at an accredited college with a 2.5-grade point average (6 credits earned at UW-Stout)
- Achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 at UW-Stout
- Passed the National Background check – good for 3 years
- Completed the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” required (some program standards may be higher)
- ENGL 101
- ENGL 102
- COMST 100
- Introduction to the major course or CTE-302 (3 credits) for distance delivery students
- EDUC 326 Foundations of Education or CTE 302 Principles of Career and Technical Education (3 credits, for distance delivery students)
- The PRAXIS I, ACT, SAT or GRE exam is no longer required for teacher candidates who apply for Benchmark I effective July 2, 2020.
Computer & Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Plastics Engineering
Transfer students will be admitted to the program if at least one of the following three requirements is met:
- Both “Test A” and “Test B” below are satisfied:
- Test A – Student must have an overall ACT score of 22 or higher OR student must be in the upper 40% of his/her high school graduating class.
- Test B – Student must have an ACT MATH score of 22 or higher.
- The student has transferred EITHER of the following calculus courses with a grade of “B” or better (Note: a grade of “B-” is not sufficient):
- Math-153 Calculus I OR
- Math-156 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
- The student has transferred the following sequence of courses with an overall grade point average for these courses of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher:
- Math-153 Calculus I (or MATH-156 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I)
- Math-154 Calculus II (or MATH-157 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II)
- Physics-291 Statics (or PHYS 281 University Physics I)
- Chemistry-135 College Chemistry I
If an applicant does not meet any of the above requirements for admission to the Manufacturing Engineering major but does meet the requirements for admission to the university, will enroll as pre-Manufacturing Engineering and qualify for the Manufacturing Engineering major by meeting either requirement 2 or 3 by completing the appropriate courses at UW-Stout.
- Applicants 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 and must have also completed the equivalent of UW-Stout course MATH 121 Intro to College Math II (Trigonometry) or a higher level math course with a grade of C or better.
- Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted as an undeclared student. Undeclared students may apply for a change-of-major in subsequent semesters once program requirements have been met.
Transfer students and second-degree students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and must complete the following courses before acceptance to the Dietetics program:
- College Algebra
- College Chemistry or Chemistry for Health Sciences (College Algebra required as a prerequisite)
- Physiology & Anatomy
- Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted as pre-dietetics and remain as such until the above courses have been completed.
Students transferring into the BS Packaging major must meet the following requirements:
- They meet the UW Stout transfer GPA requirements of 2.6;
- They have completed CHEM-135 College Chemistry I (algebra-based) equivalent or higher with a grade of “C” or higher;
- They have completed MATH-153 Calculus equivalent or higher with a grade of “C” or higher;
Students not meeting all of the requirements above, but who meet general admission requirements will be admitted as pre-packaging until requirements have been met through UW-Stout coursework.
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completion of 54 or more credits. Students not meeting this requirement will be admitted as pre-Supply Chain Management until requirements have been met through UW-Stout coursework.
Credit and Other Requirements for Admission Consideration
Applicants transferring with 12 or less credits will also be reviewed using the new freshman admission requirements.
Anticipated Application Deadlines/Priority Dates
Accepting Applications: August 1, 2021
(Applications are accepted on a rolling basis)
Will admit until full.
Admitted transfers will be notified of registration and orientation information beginning mid-late February and ongoing as students are accepted. Admitted transfers will also be allowed to register at the same time as continuing students beginning around the same time as our current juniors. Students transferring as an undeclared major or with less than 15 credits will be advised by a first-year adviser.
Admission requirements and dates may be modified because of changing enrollment demands.
Special Note for UW System Transfer Applicants (option)
The UW System undergraduate transfer policy states that priority for admission will be given to two-year branch campuses transfers and other UW System transfers from campuses where a major is not available, subject to the limits of a campus’s enrollment target. All UW System campuses have Guaranteed Transfer agreements with the two-year branch campuses. Students admitted under these agreements should follow the requirements of the agreement. The stipulations of these agreements are not included in this listing.