The Universities of Wisconsin Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program provides “guaranteed” admission to students who start at any UW university or branch campus and directly transfer to another UW university. Students must fulfill certain credit, course, and grade point average requirements of the receiving institution in order to be eligible for the Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program.

You are guaranteed admission to the UW transfer university if you:

  1. Begin college as a freshman at any Universities of Wisconsin campus
  2. Earn a minimum of 24 transferable degree credits
  3. Earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average or 3.0 for UW-Madison

Transfer GPAs are calculated using the formula/method of the transfer university. Please consult the university website for more details.

The Guaranteed Transfer Program guarantees admission to the UW university only and not to the specific program or major. You must meet the same criteria (e.g., GPA, course requirements, etc.) for admission to specific majors/programs as continuing students at the university.

Students are encouraged to contact their receiving university for more information on the Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program as early as possible to begin planning for transfer.

Please note: UW-Madison has an application deadline for Transfer Contract students. For more information visit UW-Madison’s transfer agreements page.

Explore programs to learn more about what each UW university has to offer.

Transfer of Classes

The guarantee of admission applies only to the university and not to the specific program or major. Your advisor can help you in choosing courses that will best fulfill your transfer needs.

You can get more information about transfer through Transfer Wisconsin.

Transfer Wisconsin provides information about:

  • Each UW university including information on admissions, financial aid, registration and housing.
  • Courses and academic programs and transfer guides and agreements between UW universities.
  • How courses transfer between UW universities.

Transfer Wisconsin is a useful tool for students at any time in the transfer planning process.

Transferring to Four-Year Institutions

Visit Transfer-Wisconsin for more information on campus admissions information and general information about any UW Institution.

You can also visit the websites below for information on transferring to a particular institution.

UW Institutions: