Transfer Students

Welcome to UW-Stout! Once admitted complete these important registration, enrollment, and advising steps.
In this Section
Step 1: Activate your UW-Stout e-mail
  • Go to to activate your UW-Stout e-mail. You will need your student ID number. Contact the Admissions Office at or 715-232-1411  if you cannot remember your ID number.
  • You received a letter and an e-mail from Admissions shortly after applying which includes your student 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: Find 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 and how to access it. Read how to interpret your Transfer Credit Report.
Step 3: University of Wisconsin Placement Testing
  • All students are required to either take the University of Wisconsin English and Math Placement Tests or have college credit in English and Math.
  • The e-mail mentioned in Step 2 identifies whether you need to complete a placement exam(s).
  • Register for Placement Testing by location at the UW-System Center for Placement Testing
  • 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.
  • 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 World Languages Placement Test.
  • If you have additional questions about placement or testing contact our Testing Center via e-mail at
Step 4: Advising
  • Once your Transfer Credit Report has been completed, you will receive an e-mail (within a few days) with advising and enrollment information from your major's program director or Advisement Center advisor. Advisors are assigned based on declared major and credits as noted below:
    • Transfer students with a declared major
      • 15+ transfer credits = Program Director
      • Less than 15 transfer credits = Advisement Center advisor
    • Undeclared transfer students
      • Any number of credits = Advisement Center advisor

Your advisor's name can be found on your Access Stout Student Center Page. To navigate to the Access Stout Student Center follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the Common Logins page, select Access Stout, and login with your Stout student credentials.
  • Click on "Classic Home"
  • Click on "Self-Service" in the left hand column
  • Click on "Student Center"
  • Advisor is located in the right hand column
  • Click on "details"

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.

See the University Bulletin for information on general education requirements, academic program requirements (majors and minors), and course descriptions. Once you have navigated to the University Bulletin page you will need to select the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Additional tools to assist you in planning your degree and registering for classes can be found here.

Step 5: Enroll in classes

Once you have received course recommendations from your major's Program Director or Advisement Center academic advisor you are ready to enroll in courses.

  1. Complete the Student Account Contract: Walkthrough | Video
  2. Enroll in classes. Enrollment/registration is an online process. For further assistance review the instructional videos and tutorials below:
Step 6: Review the After You're Admitted page

Once you are enrolled in classes review the After You're Admitted webpage. The transfer student fall or spring semester checklist provides you with all the information you need to be prepared to get started here at Stout. 

Step 7: Orientation

Week One Orientation is your next step in your transition to UW-Stout. 

  • Week One has two components, an online Canvas course and on-campus sessions offered Monday, September 7, and Tuesday, September 8.
  • Transfer students are not required to attend on-campus sessions, but are encouraged to complete the online Orientation course outlined below.

Week One Online Orientation Course

  • The online course found in Canvas is comprised of 6 modules that need to be completed by Monday, September 14.
  • We encourage all students to finish as many of the modules as they can prior to the first day of class on Wednesday, September 9.


  • Each module will have three parts: a video, information to read over and a quiz.
  • You must finish the module you are in to continue to the next module.
  • It is important to review all the information provided in each module.

Making connections to UW-Stout

  • It is important that students make connections to their peers and campus during the first few days. 
  • To help you make these connections we are hosting some in-person and virtual activities on Monday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 8. 
  • Please check CONNECT and RSVP to join the fun!
  • Transfer Students are not required to participate in Week One Orientation. If you would like to participate in in-person sessions during Week One Orientation please email

Commuting or Online Transfer Students- Next Steps:


  • Students living within a 25 mile radius of campus will need to set up an appointment to pick up their textbooks by calling 715-232-2492 or emailing
  • Students living outside of the 25 mile radius of campus can request their textbooks be mailed by completing the Distance Education Textbook Request Form.


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

Undergraduate Bulletin

Looking for degree plans, course sequences, or general education requirements?
University Bulletin