Transfer Students

Welcome to UW-Stout! Please complete the steps below for a successful transition to UW-Stout.
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Five Steps to Your Start at Stout.

Step 1: Activate Your UW-Stout Email
  • Go to to activate your UW-Stout e-mail. You will need your student ID number. 
    • You should have received a letter and an email including your student ID number from Admissions shortly after you applied.
    • If you cannot remember your ID numberContact the Admissions Office at or 715-232-1411 .
  • After successfully setting your password, you will be directed to activate your UW-Stout email account. Once your email is set up please begin using your UW-Stout email for all communication with UW-Stout.
  • Your email username and password are used for all UW-Stout login functions.
Step 2: Find Your Transfer Credit Report

You will receive an email in your UW-Stout email account when your Transfer Credit Report has been completed. 

How to Interpret Your Transfer Credit Report

Step 3: Universities of Wisconsin Placement Testing
  • All students are required to either take the Universities of Wisconsin English and Math Placement Tests or have college credit in English and Math.
  • Students who have already taken the Universities of Wisconsin Placement Tests do not need to take them again. 
  • The email referenced in Step 2 identifies whether you need to complete a placement exam(s).
    • 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.
    • If you have college credit in math, your advisor will advise you on which math class to take. 
    • 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 World Languages Placement Test.

If you have additional questions about placement or testing contact our Testing Center via email at

Step 4: Advising & Registration
  • Once your Transfer Credit Report (TCR) has been completed, you will receive an email from your major’s program director or an Advisement Center advisor that will start the advising process.
  • You will receive an email in your UW-Stout email account with a link to access the Canvas course, Transfer Registration & Orientation. The Transfer Registration & Orientation Canvas course is required for all new transfer students. Completing the advising and orientation course will provide you with resources and tutorials to enroll and successfully transfer to UW-Stout.
Step 5: Optional Orientation

Watch your email for information regarding optional orientation events planned for May and August.

July 15: Transfer Registration Day

This event offers transfer students who have questions about their transfer credits with dedicated support and assistance registering for courses. This is your opportunity to get registered for classes early! This is not a full orientation event. 

August 16: Transfer Orientation Day

This orientation event offers transfer students all of the resources and information they will need to succeed at UW-Stout. Students also pick up their laptop (included in tuition) and textbooks. 

Note: Transfer students unable to attend will receive an email from eStout with instructions on how to get their laptops. Instructions are also available in the Transfer Registration and Orientation Canvas course.





Questions about your enrollment status or student ID number? Contact Admissions.

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