Winterm & Summer

Information on applying for Summer & Winterm classes with helpful step-by-step guides to view your enrollment date and search for courses.
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Winterm Registration is Open!

Summer and Winterm course searches are available on Access StoutUW-Stout Students can follow these helpful step-by-step guides to view your enrollment date and search for courses.

New Students can search classes by selecting "Search for classes" on Access Stout. For additional help finding classes, please use our Class Search Walkthrough guide.

Course Listing

A complete listing of courses is available on Access Stout.

For Summer, the maximum credit load to register is 12 credits for undergraduate students and 10 credits for graduate students. 

For the Winterm, four credits is the maximum amount students may register for.

Requests for an exception in special circumstances must be approved by the appropriate program director. Due to the compressed schedule of instruction, it is recommended that at most one credit per week be taken during the summer session(s) for which the student is enrolled. Students may not register for classes that conflict with another class on their schedule. The program director's signature (if approved) must accompany the registration. 

Students who register for more than the above limits with written approval and find they cannot carry the added courses will be responsible for all course fees incurred unless the course is dropped within the refund period.

Are you a non-Stout student wanting to take courses?

For new non-degree seeking students who are not continuing on to the next term, a Summer/Winterm Session Registration Form must be filled out online and submitted. Once the Summer/Winterm Session Registration form has been received and processed, an email will be sent out with further instructions for completing the Student Account Contract, which is required before registration can begin.

After completing your Student Account Contract, follow these helpful step-by-step guides to view your enrollment date and search for courses. To search for courses you can use this Access Stout link without an account.

Degree-Seeking Students

Degree-seeking students who are new and want to take a Summer or Winterm course should contact Admissions to backdate/change their admit term to Summer or Winterm.  A Summer/Winterm Session Registration form does not need to be submitted for degree-seeking students.      

High School Students

High school special (non-degree) students must have their application for admission signed by one parent or guardian and a high school guidance counselor or principal. Transcript and fee are not required.

If a course you are registering for requires a prerequisite you completed at an institution other than UW-Stout, then you must forward an official transcript to UW-Stout Admissions Office to confirm completion of the prerequisite.

Additional Information

University Housing

Due to alternative delivery methods for Spring and Summer 2020 courses, residence halls will be closing. Please check for Summer housing updates on the Housing Gateway.

Campus Card

Pleas check wit the Campus Card office on how to received your new BlueCard.


Please check the Instructional Resource Services/Textbooks website for information on textbook rental and other required resources.

On-Campus Childcare

Please check the Child and Family Study Center website for the June to August schedule.

Parking Permit

Please check the Parking Services website for updates on summer parking permits.