How to Apply: Reentry Students

Whether you've been out of school for 5 years or 20, we'll give you the tools to finish what you've started.
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How to Apply as a Reentry Student

If you're reentering UW-Stout, it's important to determine your student type to understand the specific application requirements. We welcome two types of reentry students:

Undergraduate Reentry Students

If you haven't earned transferable credits from any postsecondary institution since you last attended UW-Stout, our application process is designed to seamlessly facilitate your return. You do not need to pay any application fee, submit your high school transcripts, or submit your ACT/SAT score. Just complete the UW Application and review the additional application requirements.

UW Application (All Student Types)

Transfer Reentry Student

If you're currently earning credits elsewhere since attending UW-Stout, our process ensures easy credit transfer. Just complete the UW Application and submit official transcripts from any other universities or colleges you've attended since last attending UW-Stout.

Apply as a Transfer Student


Reentry Application Process at UW-Stout

Your complete Reentry application will include the following:

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Complete the UW Application

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Submit your official transcripts from all institutions attended prior to UW-Stout.

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Call or Email UW-Stout Admissions with questions or Request Information

Transcript Submission Details


Mail or Electronic Transcript Submission
    Mail Electronically


Admissions Office
212 Sorensen Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751


Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to UW-Stout Undergraduate Admissions.

We cannot accept faxed or emailed transcripts. 

If prompted for an email where to send the transcript:

Note: Military members should submit their official Joint Services Transcript or official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force.

Additional Reentry Student Admission Requirements


Application Deadlines & Readmission Circumstances

There is no hard-set application deadline for reentry students. Applications will be accepted through December for our spring semester, or early August for our fall semester. We do encourage you to submit your application by the following recommended deadlines so that everything else can happen in a timely manner.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Entry TermRecommended DeadlineFinal Deadline
Spring SemesterNovember 1Late December
Fall SemesterMarch 1Early August

Readmission Circumstances:

  • If you were in good standing or on academic probation when you left UW-Stout, you may be readmitted in the same status.
  • If you are reapplying after being academically dismissed from UW-Stout, you may be readmitted on academic probation. You are required to submit a letter of appeal with your application. 
  • If you are reapplying after being academically dismissed from UW-Stout, note that Admissions follows the readmission timeline at UW-Stout:
    • One semester must lapse after first occurrence of academic dismissal.
    • Two years must lapse if academically dismissed, readmitted, and failed a second time to earn the required grade point average.
Specific Program Requirements

Some of our programs are especially rigorous. In addition to the standard application, these majors require that applicants meet extra requirements such as submitting a portfolio or earning a higher GPA.

  • All B.F.A. Programs
  • All B.S. Education Programs
  • B.S. Applied Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
  • B.S. Applied Science
  • B.S. Career, Technical Education & Training
  • B.S. Computer Science
  • B.S. Dietetics
  • B.S. Packaging
  • B.S. Supply Chain Management

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