Applying is Free for Incoming Students this Spring

Our admissions counselors are here to help.
September 23, 2022

Do you know a high schooler who's starting to think about college? Applying is just one step in their journey. But with a free application process, we can help remove some of the stress.

In December 2021, the UW System Board of Regents approved waiving application fees at 10 of the 13 UW institutions for two years to provide economic relief during COVID-19. 

Admissions counselor Samantha Secraw with Blaze.
Blaze and our admissions counselors invite you to join us! / UW-Stout

So, students applying to UW-Stout for the spring of 2023 will still receive a waived application fee, saving them $25.00. We know that’s money they can spend elsewhere – on school supplies, lunch between classes or coffee breaks with friends.

Application Process

Brand new first-year college students can apply to UW-Stout by:

  • Submitting an application through the UW-System E-App or the Common App
  • Submitting their official high school transcripts

And until spring 2025, we are test-optional for admission, meaning students can choose if they’d like to submit their ACT or SAT test score and have them considered for admission.

We are now accepting applications for fall 2023. The earlier students apply, the better! Our recommended deadline for application submission for next fall is Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. 

Our Admissions Office and counselors are here if you have any questions. We can be reached at or 715-232-1232. You can also text us questions at 715-602-8088.


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