Transfer to UW-Stout

Nearly a third of our students transfer from other schools to amplify their education. We're here to make the transition smooth and easy.
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Do More in Our Polytechnic Community

Your path through college can take a lot of turns, so it's not surprising if you're looking to expand your horizons or take a different road. Thousands of U.S. students transfer every year—to turn their associate's degrees into bachelor's opportunities or because their four-year experience just didn't measure up to expectations.

As Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, we're well aware of transfer student needs. A third of our students transfer from other institutions looking to change their field or to pursue career-focused project-learning opportunities they couldn't find at traditional four-year universities. And they love it here!

Whatever brings you to Stout, we want your transition to be as easy and rewarding as possible. If you need anything, reach out to our full-time transfer support staff. They're dedicated to making sure you find your future among our Blue Devils.  

"Within a few weeks, I knew that transferring to UW-Stout was one of the best decisions I've made."
Riley Watson B.S. Manufacturing Engineering
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Whether you're transferring to UW-Stout for our polytechnic advantage or to amplify your two-year degree, begin your journey by submitting the Request Information form below.

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Turn Your Two-Year Degree Into More

Students from two-year colleges throughout the Midwest choose UW-Stout to help them turn their skills training into professional leadership opportunities. Our polytechnic blend of project-based learning, theory and career-focused collaborations with business and industry provides a natural next step for students who have earned or are finishing their associate's degree in STEM, design, business or other professional fields. And our near-perfect graduate employment rate speaks for itself.

To make it even easier for transfer students to increase their career options, we've created agreements with dozens of two-year colleges throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond to streamline your path to a UW-Stout degree. 

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Do More with a Polytechnic Education

Each year dozens of students realize UW-Stout's polytechnic education offers them an advantage over the traditional four-year experience. Whether it's the progressive project-based learning we offer as you advance through your degree, the labs and studios on campus that out number traditional classrooms 3:1, the free laptop and industry software that comes with tuition or the longstanding relationships we have with national and regional industry and business leaders, we're #StoutProud to offer transfer students a world of new discovery as they earn their degree.

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Not Sure If You're a Transfer Student?

A transfer student is anyone who has attended another college or university after graduating from high school. If you've taken at least one college-level course after graduating, you're technically a transfer student, but if you've completed fewer than 12 college-level credits, you might also want to see if entering UW-Stout as a first-year student is a better option.

You're likely to have questions about Stout, our community, and how your existing credits will transfer, so hopefully these resources help to get you started. But we're always here to answer questions related to your personal circumstances. And sometimes it's just easier to get straight to the point. Let us know how we can help!