Life happens and things change. We get that. Maybe you want to explore a new major not offered at your current campus. Or maybe you want to experience a bigger (or smaller) campus. Whatever the reason, a smooth transition is the goal.
This section covers the admission requirements for transfer students. If you’ve enrolled at a college/university and now wish to attend a UW System campus, you’re in the right spot.
Applying for Transfer Admission
Whether you’re looking to move from within the UW System or from another school, the following is what you’ll need to successfully apply for transfer admissions.
Step 1: The Application
The best and most convenient way to apply is through the online application. You can quickly apply to multiple UW campuses with one application — helpful when you can’t decide between schools.
Like to take your time? Download a paper version at apply.wisconsin.edu.
Step 2: Transcripts
Yep, we most likely need your official transcripts from high school, and now from your college/university.
High School Transcripts
Here are the campus specifics for when you DON’T need to send high school transcripts:
- UW-Extension and UW-Stout: If you have your bachelor’s degree.
- UW-Superior: If you have your associate degree.
- UW-Green Bay: If you have 15 or more transferable credits completed at the time you do your application.
- UW-La Crosse: If you have earned 60 or more college credits.
- UW-River Falls: If you have 24 or more credits.
- UW-Oshkosh: If you have 30 or more transferable credits.
So, most students need to send their high school transcripts. Don’t worry, it’s easy. Simply contact your high school or go to the high school’s website to have an official transcript sent directly to the UW System campus you want to transfer to.
Don’t forget to have your current college/university send your official transcript to the UW System school you’re applying to.
Step 3: Test Scores
ACT & SAT scores aren’t required for transfer applicants. You’ll be notified if any standardized test scores are needed to complete your application.
Step 4: Application Fee
Good news. The application fee isn’t required if you’re transferring from one of the UW Colleges (freshman/sophomore campuses) where you attended as a degree-seeking student. Not you? Then a $50 nonrefundable application fee ($60 for UW-Madison) is required with your admission application.
Ok, so that’s the nuts and bolts of transfer admissions in the UW System. If you have questions, feel free to contact UW HELP. Transfer priority dates and deadlines vary from campus to campus.
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The UW System offers many advantages, including our Guaranteed Transfer Program. While you may start at one of the 13 UW two-year Colleges, you might consider transferring. The Guaranteed Transfer Program allows you to transfer to a four-year UW campus with the same privileges as students beginning their education at a four-year school.
After fulfilling certain credit and academic requirements, your transfer will be hassle-free so you can focus on other things like getting new spirit gear. UW Colleges Transfer Information provides detailed information about the Guaranteed Transfer Program and other helpful information regarding your transfer.
Thinking about transferring to a University of Wisconsin campus or the Wisconsin Technical College System? Transfer Wisconsin can help with your transition.
Under the hood is the Transfer Information System. It improves the transfer experience for Wisconsin students and includes tools like the Credit Transfer Wizards, Transfer Guides, Articulation Agreements, and Transfer Plans.
Visit Transfer Wisconsin to learn how your credits will transfer.