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 two year branch campuses 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 and Other Guidelines for Admission Consideration
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 additional application for admission directly to competitive programs.
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 transferring for spring semester enrollment at UW-Madison must complete a minimum of 12 credits in residence at UW-Madison, as well as any remaining Pre-Business courses, during the spring term to be eligible to apply for fall enrollment in the Bachelor of Business Administration program (BBA). These requirements must be completed or in the process of being completed at the time of application to the BBA Program.
Students are advised to review eligibility and admission policies at the following links:
- Credit and Course requirements:
- Application Eligibility 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 year) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-0471.