Transfer Admission Requirements Fall 2018
The UW Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is an online, self-paced, competency-based program. Competencies are awarded credit equivalents to support transfer to other institutions and to meet accreditation requirements. Terms (called subscription periods) are three months in length and students may begin their studies in any given month. Applications may be submitted as early as five months in advance and applicant files must be completed (all supporting materials received) no later than one month prior to start.
The BSBA program consists of three categories of competencies or combinations of competencies and courses: the degree requirements (65 equivalent credits), general education requirements (30 equivalent credits), and electives (25 equivalent credits), for a total of 120 credit equivalencies. Mastery of all BSBA competencies must be demonstrated within the BSBA program, while general education requirements and electives may be met in a variety of ways:
1. All BSBA General Education requirements and all BSBA electives will be met by any of the following:
- Earned bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution
- Successful completion of the UW Colleges Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (AAS)
- Successful completion of a liberal arts associate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
- Applicants who have not completed college level English or math may be subject to placement testing prior to receiving an admissions decision
2. Successful completion of general education requirements through prior post-secondary study:
Transcripts for students with some college-level academic work but no qualifying degree as defined above will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if prior academic work satisfies general education or BSBA elective requirements. Any remaining general education or BSBA elective requirements may be satisfied through academic work offered by UW Colleges UW Flexible Option selections, additional transfer work having appropriate UWExtension competency equivalency, or through credit-by-examination with College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
3. Recognition of Prior Learning through Credit by Examination
The UW-Extension Flexible BSBA program honors some prior learning credentials earned through examination. This prior knowledge may be gained through non-credit adult courses, job training, independent reading and study, and advanced high school courses. For such students, UW-Extension allows transfer of academic work that is verified through examinations offered by Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes/DSST, Military Study, and ACE Credit Recommendation. Students who successfully complete these exams may transfer credit equivalents to UW-Extension. Depending on the exam taken and subject area of the exam, the credit equivalents may count toward BSBA projects, general education or elective credit requirements. A list of credit equivalents that students can earn toward the BSBA degree through AP, IB, CLEP, Dantes/DSST examinations can be found in the Credit by Examination Table.
4. Recognition of prior learning The Flexible Option BSBA program does recognize prior academic work that is documented through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Board Advanced Placement examinations (AP), International Baccalaureate examinations (IB), military study programs, and ACE credit recommendations.
Visit flex.wisconsin.edu for more information.