International Admissions

How to apply if you're a student from around the globe.
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Undergraduate and Graduate
Application Process

If you a student from outside the U.S. and interested in enrolling in one of UW-Stout's undergraduate or graduate majors, please submit the following:

1. Online Application

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

Undergraduate students can also use the Common App, an easy and fast way to apply.

2. Payment for Application

If you use the online application, you can submit payment by credit card at the end of the application 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. 

Undergraduate $25 Payment:

The $25 Undergraduate application payment includes the application fee.  (Note that the $50 international processing fee has been eliminated for undergraduate applicants as of July 22, 2020.) 

Graduate $56 Payment:

The $56 graduate application payment includes the application fee. (Note that the $50 international processing fee is temporarily waived for graduate applicants.)

3. Evidence of English Proficiency

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. 

Undergraduate Requirements:

  • Official TOEFL score: 
    • Minimum iBT (or MyBest) score of 70, or minimum paper-based score of 525.
  • Official IELTS score:
    • Minimum score of 6.0.
  • Duolingo English Test:
    • Minimum score of 95
  • Other:
    • 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.
    • 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.

Graduate Requirements:

Only ONE of the following must be completed to fulfill the English proficiency requirement:

  • Official TOEFL score
    • Minimum paper-based of 550, or a minimum iBT score of 79
      • Applicants with TOEFL scores of 75 to 78 (iBT) or 533 to 549 (paper-based) will be required to take at least one graduate level writing and research course through UW-Stout's ESL program. Students with scores less than 75 will not be reviewed for admission.
  • Official IELTS score
    • Minimum score of 6.5
  • Complete a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the USA within the last five years.

Note: Individual programs may have higher score requirements.

4. Declaration of Finances 

Undergraduate Declaration:

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.

Graduate Declaration:

Submit an official bank statement certifying that you or your sponsor has sufficient funds on deposit (in US dollars) to ensure full payment of expenses for your first year of graduate study. Refer to Estimate of Expenses to see current amount required.

5. Official/Attested Academic Records

Please submit your academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions you've attended.

  • Send your official/attested academic records translated into English.
  • Include course descriptions for all courses you've completed at higher education institutions.
  • For graduate-level programs: 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). This credential evaluation may be from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Recommended evaluators include:

6. Specific Program Requirements

For certain degree programs, there are additional applications and materials required. Check the program-specific admission requirements for your program on this page: Program-Specific Admission Requirements

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Student
Application Process

If you an English as a Second Language (ESL) student from outside the U.S. and interested in enrolling in one of UW-Stout's undergraduate majors, please submit the following:

1. Online 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. 

2. $25 Payment for Application

You can submit payment by credit card at the end of the process.  

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 ESL 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 a copy of academic records translated into English.

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