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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 Spring 2025

Transfer Admission Guidelines

Transfer students will be considered for admission if they have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in transferable coursework of 12 or more credits from an accredited institution. Academic preparation and success are the primary considerations for admission, although nonacademic factors can be considered during the comprehensive review.

Applicants must be in good academic standing at the institution they are currently attending or have last attended.

Minimum GPA Requirements for Admission Consideration to Specific Majors

GPA Majors
2.60 Animal Science
2.60 Dairy Science
3.00 Elementary Education
3.00 Health and Human Performance (PE—teacher certification)
3.00 Health and Human Performance (Exercise and Sport Science)
2.75 Secondary Education
2.50 Social Work – Students are encouraged to contact the Social Work Dept. Chair (715) 425-3319 after applying.
Music: Performance auditions and placement exams are required before registration. Contact the Music Dept. Chair (715) 425-3183 for information.

Credit and Other Requirements for Admission Consideration

Applicants with fewer than 12 college credits earned post-high school graduation must also meet new first-year admission requirements.

Anticipated Application Deadlines/Priority Dates

Accepting applications on a rolling admission basis. Will admit until full.

Registration Dates

All admitted transfer students are required to complete Transfer Student Registration and are eligible to register with their academic peers.

Special Information