Transfer Admission Requirements Fall 2019
Transfer Admission Guidelines
All applications receive a holistic review. Admission is competitive and selective. Successful applicants will have a consistently high or upward grade trend, strong cumulative GPA, rigorous coursework, and polished writing skills.
Some admission preference will be given to UW Colleges students. UW System students seeking major programs not available at their current institutions will also receive some preference.
Anticipated Application Deadlines/Priority Dates
Priority Decision Deadline:
February 1, 2019
Regular Decision Deadline:
March 1, 2019
All admitted transfer students are required to attend SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) to register. SOAR will be offered before spring enrollment. Information about SOAR dates will be provided after the offer of admission.
Admission requirements and dates may be modified because of changing enrollment demands.
Special Note for UW System Transfer Applicants
The UW System undergraduate transfer policy states that priority for admission will be given to two-year branch campuses transfers and other UW System transfers from campuses where a major is not available, subject to the limits of a campus’s enrollment target. All UW System campuses have Guaranteed Transfer agreements with the two-year branch campuses. Students admitted under these agreements should follow the requirements of the agreement. The stipulations of these agreements are not included in this listing.
Minimum GPA Requirements for Admission Consideration for Specific Majors
The Office of Admissions and Recruitment determines admission to the University. Note that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to all majors or professional programs. Admission to the major or professional program requires a separate major declaration and may require an additional application for admission directly to competitive programs.
Credit & Other Requirements for Admission
Required academic course preparation:
- Credits: applicants must have or be in the process of completing 24 semester hours of transferable coursework, excluding AP and test credits.
- Math: high school level algebra, plane geometry, college preparatory math
- Foreign Language: 2 high school years or 2 college semesters of the same language
Students are advised to review eligibility and admission policies at the following links:
- Application Eligibility, Credit and Course requirements:
Direct Transfer Admission: (Available for fall semester enrolling transfers only)
Students may apply for direct transfer admission into the BBA program at the same time they apply for admission to UW-Madison if they are transferring from a UW-System school (both two and four years) or one of the Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Students not enrolled at a UW-System School or a Wisconsin Technical college are not eligible for direct transfer admission and must complete 12 credits in residence at UW-Madison before applying to the BBA program in the spring semester. Please note the spring term application deadlines for both UW-Madison and the Wisconsin School of Business. Admission decisions are based on the completion of pre-business courses, cumulative GPA, resume, and essay. Admission is competitive due to enrollment limitations. Students will be notified of their acceptance in early summer.
For additional information on the transfer admission process:
Questions can be directed to our Pre-Business Advisors at email@example.com or 608-262-0471.