The Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA) is a new transfer tool available to UW and WTCS students who aren’t sure of their major or program.

What is it?

The Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA) provides a set of courses that are transferable between all University of Wisconsin System institutions and Wisconsin Technical College System districts and typically satisfy general education or general degree requirements. The UCTA went into effect July 1, 2014. Specific information about how each course in the UCTA will transfer to a receiving institution and will satisfy general requirements may be accessed through the Credit Transfer Wizards.

Who is it for?

There are more than 500 articulation agreements between UW and WTCS campuses, and the Universal Credit Transfer Agreement is one more tool to help you with transfer. The UCTA is designed for a student who is not sure about their major or program, and/or not sure what school they plan to transfer to in the future. If you know your major, there may be an articulation agreement or transfer guide that will be more helpful.

How should I use it?

Always discuss your transfer plans with a UW or WTCS transfer advisor early to make sure you are using the agreement that is best for your academic goals. The courses represented in the UCTA may satisfy degree requirements differently for a student depending on the course requirements related to the major that the student declares.

Utilize the Transfer Wisconsin’s searchable database to:

  • View the list of courses included in the Universal Credit Transfer Agreement by campus.
  • View a larger set of transferable courses and course equivalencies within academic departments at each UW or WTCS campus using the Credit Transfer Wizards.
  • View transfer guides and articulation agreements that map out specific degree plans and course transfer plans for a range of majors and programs of study.