One of the steps to a successful transfer is to request an official copy of your transcripts.
According to the UW System Undergraduate Transfer Policy, students holding the UW Colleges Associate of Arts and Science degree will be considered to have satisfied the university-wide general education breadth requirements. The Associate Degree may not necessarily satisfy competency or proficiency requirements, upper division general education courses, general education courses that are prerequisites integral to a particular program or major, or requirements mandated by external professional-accrediting associations or program approving agencies.
The UW Colleges is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Therefore, credits earned in the UWC will be accepted by other colleges and universities in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Students do need to plan carefully, however, to ensure that they select the courses which will fulfill the specific requirements of the program of study they expect to pursue. Consult the Student Services Office as early as possible for advice regarding transfer admission requirements and procedures.
You must apply for admission to the university or college and provide official transcripts of all high school and postsecondary course work that you have attempted. At some schools, the particular department or program in which you wish to enroll may require a separate application or you may be required to meet separate entrance requirements. Contact the Student Services Office and the transfer university for information on specific application procedures, deadlines and entrance requirements.
Most colleges and universities limit the number of credits which can be transferred from a freshman/sophomore institution and applied toward a bachelor’s degree. Students transferring to UW baccalaureate-granting institutions may generally transfer up to 72 semester credits. UW institutions may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate.
Before you have earned half the credits necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree, you should consult an advisor about the total number of credits you can transfer to the university of your choice.
If you wish to receive financial aid at your transfer university, indicate this on the admission application and request information about application procedures and any separate application form the university may use.
Arrangements for housing at a university campus are handled in various ways. Usually you are required to file a separate application for housing or you must make your own arrangements for private housing. Housing arrangements should be considered early in your transfer process.
If you have questions regarding the transfer of credit, consult the Student Services Office. If you have specific questions about other University of Wisconsin System institutions, contact the admissions office on the specific campus or call the toll-free UW HELP number (1-800-442-6459).
HELP is the Higher Education Location Program of the University of Wisconsin System. It is an online source of advising and academic information for students, parents and counselors. Use it to get information concerning admission, majors and programs, careers, paying for college, gearing-up for college, transfer information, and student life along with information for adult learners.
For online information about credit transfer, academic requirements and other transfer matters, you are encouraged to use the Transfer Information System (TIS). TIS is designed to provide prospective transfer students with current information to help you better prepare for transfer. Contact the Student Services Office to learn more about the TIS resource and how to access it.