Transfer Students

Registration and Transition Information
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Transition Steps

Step 1) Set your password and activate your UW-Stout e-mail

  • Go to to set your e-mail password. You will need your student ID number. Contact the Admissions Office, 715-232-1411, if you cannot remember your ID number.

  • After successfully setting your password, you will be directed to activate your UW-Stout e-mail account.

  • Your e-mail username and password are used for all UW-Stout login functions.

Step 2) Check your UW-Stout e-mail for your Transfer Credit Report

  • You will receive an e-mail in your UW-Stout e-mail account with a notification that your Transfer Credit Report has been completed. Information on how to interpret your Transfer Credit Report can be found HERE.

Step 3) Take the University of Wisconsin Placement Tests in English and Mathematics (if needed)

  • The e-mail you received in Step 2 regarding the completion of your Transfer Credit Report states whether or not you need to take the English/Math Placement Tests.

  • All students are required to either take the University of Wisconsin English and Math Placement Tests or have college credit in English and Math.

  • Students who have already taken the University of Wisconsin Placement Tests do not need to take them again. If you have transfer credits in any of the following English courses, you do not need to take the English Placement Tests: ENGL 090; 101; 111; 112.

  • If you have college credit in math, it may not be adequate preparation for the major you are entering; your advisor will advise you on what math class to enroll in. 

  • If you plan to take Spanish while attending UW-Stout and have not taken Spanish at your previous institution you will need to take the Spanish Foreign Language Placement Test.

  • Please contact the Advisement Center at (715) 232-1465 to schedule placement tests.

Step 4) Advising

  • Once your Transfer Credit Report has been completed, you will be receiving an e-mail (within a few days) with advising and enrollment information from your program director or Advisement Center advisor. Advisors are assigned based on declared major and credits (see below).

Transfer Student- Declared Major

15+ transfer credits 

Program Director

Transfer Student- Declared Major

14 or fewer transfer credits

First-Year Advisor

Transfer Student-Undeclared

Any transfer credits

First-Year Advisor

Your Academic Advisement Report is an online tool which summarizes your progress in meeting program graduation requirements.  Find instructions for viewing this report here. Choose the Step-by-Step Guides tab. Under Program Requirements and Degree you'll find Navigate and Print your Academic Advisement Report (Degree Audit). If you are an undeclared transfer student or have not yet declared a concentration it will be a limited report.

Step 5) Enroll in classes (online)

Step 6) Orientation

  • Starting at UW-Stout in January? 
    Check your e-mail in early December for information regarding spring semester orientation.   

  • Still have questions about orientation? 
    Contact Britta Miller, New Student Orientation Coordinator, Phone: (715) 232-4052.