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International Admissions

How to apply to UW-Stout if you're a student from around the globe.
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Application Process

Undergraduate International Students

Are you a student from outside the U.S. and interested in enrolling in one of our undergraduate majors? For a complete application, please submit the following:

1. UW System application

We recommend using our online application as the easiest and fastest way to apply. You can begin the application any time and save your progress to come back to it later.

You can also request a paper copy of the application that you can then mail in to us. Please email or call us to make a request.

2. $100 payment for the application fee

You can submit payment by credit card at the end of the process.  If you don't have a credit card, you may also submit your application payment via flywire.com, a money transfer service UW-Stout has partnered with to facilitate easy payment from your home country. 

3. Evidence of English proficiency

Official TOEFL score

  • Minimum iBT score of 70, or minimum paper-based score of 525.


Official IELTS score

  • Minimum score of 6.0.
  • Successful completion of UW-Stout's English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
  • Successful completion of an English language program affiliated with UW-Stout.
  • Graduate from a high school in the United States.

The English Proficiency requirement may be waived for applicants from English-speaking countries. This will be determined by the Admissions Office after you have applied.

Additional English courses may be needed; please read our English placement policy.

You can have the English Language requirement waived if:

  • You have earned at least 15 transferable university-level credits from an accredited English medium-sized institution. 
  • You have earned a grade of C or better in a course equivalent to UW-Stout's English 101: Composition 1.
4. Declaration of finances

Please submit a formal written statement or an official bank statement certifying that either you or your sponsor has sufficient funds (that is, no less than the US dollar amount required for undergraduate expenses) on deposit to insure full payment of expenses for your first year at UW-Stout.

5. Official/attested academic records
  • Please submit your academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions you've attended.
  • Send a copy of your official/attested academic records translated into English, as well as the original document.
  • Include course descriptions for all courses you've completed at higher education institutions.
  • It is in your best interest to use a credential evaluator. This will give our evaluators the best possible information as we consider your transferable credits. It may also provide a faster turnaround for you to receive your transfer credit report. We suggest using a course-by-course evaluation with Grade Point Average (GPA). Recommended evaluators include:

Graduate International Students

Are you looking for information about a Masters or PhD program? We can help you get the information you need.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Students

1. UW System application

We recommend using our online application as the easiest and fastest way to apply. You can begin the application any time and save your progress to come back to it later.

You can also request a paper copy of the application that you can then mail in to us. Please email or call us to make a request.

2. $50 payment for the application fee

You can submit payment by credit card at the end of the process.  If you don't have a credit card, you may also submit your application payment via flywire.com, a money transfer service UW-Stout has partnered with to facilitate easy payment from your home country. 

3. Declaration of finances

Please submit a formal written statement or an official bank statement certifying that either you or your sponsor has sufficient funds ( that is, no less than the US dollar amount required for undergraduate expenses) on deposit to insure full payment of expenses for your first year at UW-Stout.

4. Official/attested academic records
  • Submit academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions attended.
  • Must provide official/attested academic records translated into English as well as original document.
  • Course descriptions for all courses completed at higher education institutions are required.
  • As an international student it is in your best interest to use a credential evaluator. As an undergraduate transfer student it will give our evaluators the best information as we consider your transfer credits and may provide a faster turnaround for you to receive your transfer credit report. For undergraduate transfer students we suggest a course by course evaluation with Grade Point Average (GPA). Suggested evaluators include:

Exchange Partners and J-1 Students

Application information for our university partners sending non-degree students

Begin Your Application

Visit apply.wisconsin.edu to begin your application today.  Applications for fall 2018 admission may be submitted as early as September 1, 2017. We begin the review process as soon as we receive a complete application. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Entry Term Begin Accepting Applications
Fall 2018 September 1, 2017
Spring 2019 May 1, 2018

Art & Design Program Requirements

If you're interested in applying to a BFA Program at UW-Stout, you will need to submit a portfolio and an essay in addition to the standard application process. Please email or call the Admissions Office to learn more about the requirements for these programs.

Admission Decisions

Our admission decisions are based on multiple criteria including academic rigor, academic GPA, trend in grades, and rank in class. Non-academic factors such as extracurricular activities will also be considered. We conduct a comprehensive review and no single factor will eliminate or guarantee admission.

Once we've reviewed your complete application, we make one of two admission decisions:

  • Admit » Congratulations, you’re in!
  • Deny » Students who are not competitive for admission to UW-Stout.