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Transfer Admission Requirements

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.

Transfer Admission Requirements Fall 2024

Applies to: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

Transfer Admission Guidelines

All applications receive a comprehensive review. Academic preparation and success are the primary considerations for admission, although nonacademic factors are also considered. Academic factors include GPA, intended major, and trend in grades. Nonacademic factors include student experience, work experience, leadership qualities, status as a nontraditional student, status as a veteran, or diversity in personal background or experience. Typically, a minimum GPA of 2.0 will be expected for admission consideration.

Other Guidelines for Admission Consideration

A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission.

This GPA is the minimum for consideration and does not guarantee admission. Please note that many programs have a competitive admissions process and admission to UWEC does not guarantee admission to a specific major.

Minimum GPA Requirements for Admission Consideration to Specific Majors

While not required for admission to the university, the following list shows majors and corresponding GPA requirements that are needed for degree progression and attainment once at UWEC.

GPA Majors
2.50 Elementary Education
2.75 Health Care Administration
2.50 Exercise Science
2.5 Kinesiology, Physical Education
3.00 Nursing (A GPA of 3.5 or greater is typical to be a strong candidate)
2.50 Secondary Education
2.50 Social Work
2.50 Special Education
2.75 Rehabilitation Science
2.75 Pre-Athletic Training

Contact the admissions office for more detailed information about course sequence, GPA, and other admission requirements.

Credit and Other Requirements for Admission Consideration

Should have a minimum of 24-semester credits. Students with fewer credits should meet the freshman admission guidelines (see current catalog).

Anticipated Application Deadlines/Priority Dates

Accepting applications: August 1, 2023

Priority date: March 1, 2024

Will admit until full.

Registration Dates

All admitted transfers who have paid their enrollment deposit and received academic advising are eligible to register with continuing students. Date determined based on the number of earned credits.

Special Information

Admission requirements and dates may be modified because of changing enrollment demands.

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.