All college-level credits should transfer to UW-Stout in some manner. The exception is that remedial coursework, introductory courses or orientation-related courses may not transfer unless an exact equivalent is offered at UW-Stout. Remedial courses are typically only seen in an introductory math or English course.
If you completed a course that was only a three-credit course but UW-Stout’s equivalent course is four credits, you will only receive credit for the number of credits you earned at your previous institution.
For example, most institutions offer a College Algebra course that is three credits. UW-Stout’s equivalent is MATH 120 Introduction to College Math I which is a four-credit course. You’ll receive credit for our MATH 120 course, but only receive three credits because that is what you earned at your previous institution. The credit difference can be waived, but will have to be made up somewhere else in your general education coursework.
On the flip side if a course at a previous college is 4 credits and UW-Stout's course is 3 credits, you'll receive credit for our 3 credits course plus 1 credit of elective. In other words, you'll receive full credit for the college level course you took at a previous institution. The only exception is for remedial coursework where you'll only receive credit for our remedial course equivalent.