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 still need your official transcripts from high school and now from your postsecondary school(s). 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. Finally, 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.