Direct Admission

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Choose Wisconsin's Polytechnic University.

UW-Stout is proud to participate in the Direct Admit Wisconsin initiative for high school students. This program offers a streamlined admission process, eliminating the traditional application and directly admitting students based on academic performance. 

Why Direct Admission to UW-Stout?

At UW-Stout, you’ll do more than earn a degree—you’ll do on day one. Through applied learning and research and career-focused experiences, our polytechnic education will connect you with the opportunities and employers to lead the future of engineering, technology, design, management and more.

Our Polytechnic Advantage is unmatched. 

Do More on Day One.

Your UW-Stout experience goes beyond books and lectures. Whichever degree programs you pursue, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and often you engage in applied learning, research and project-based opportunities, many of which will overlap with students in other programs.

  • Laptop and degree-relevant software included in tuition.
  • 3x as many labs and studios on campus as traditional classrooms.
  • 1,000+ internships throughout the U.S.
  • 99% of graduates are employed or continuing education within six months.

Direct Admit Wisconsin Explained

Direct Admit Wisconsin assures high school students of a secured spot at UW-Stout before starting their senior year, allowing participants to streamline their transition to college by removing the barriers of the application process. 

  • No Admission Application.  
  • No Application Fee.    
  • No Essay.   
  • No Test Scores.  
  • No Stress! 

Process to Participate

  1. Confirm That Your School Is Participating. Direct Admit Wisconsin starts in 2024 for the class of 2025. For now, it's for students from select Wisconsin high schools, but more schools will be included soon. If you're a junior (Class of 2025), watch for information from your school about how to opt in by the June 3, 2024 deadline. 

    Class of 2026 and Beyond: Participating high schools will include the direct admission opt-in and information release form within registration materials as you complete your senior-year registration. This will streamline the process for students and families.

  2. Opt In to Direct Admit. If your high school is participating, the opt-in process is facilitated by your school. All you have to do is tell your school counselor that you choose UW-Stout. 

    Remember: You must opt in by the June 3, 2024 deadline if you wish to participate.

  3. Receive Your Direct Admit Offer. After opting in, make sure you're on track to graduate from high school with the right mix of English, math, science, and social science credits. Meet the criteria, and you'll receive an admission offer through Direct Admit Wisconsin in late July 2024.
     
  4. Accept Your Direct Admit Offer. Once you receive your Direct Admit Offer, you simply need to accept by completing a Direct Admit form. You can do this anytime after August 1, 2024 (Deadline: May 1, 2025). This step isn't a commitment to attend, it just lets us know you'd like to attend, discover, or learn more about UW-Stout.

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