Transfer 101

Check out our “Transfer 101” page for basic transfer information and a Transfer Checklist to help manage your transfer process.

UW Colleges' Guaranteed Transfer Program

By participating in this program, you begin your education as a freshman at a UW Colleges campus and are guaranteed admission to another UW System institution as a junior. For more information, visit the UW Colleges’ Guaranteed Transfer webpage.

Transfer Guides

Are you transferring to a four-year UW campus and know your intended major? Use a transfer guide to see requirements for your major and course equivalencies between the UW Colleges campus and four-year UW campus.

Credit Transfer Wizards

If you’re transferring to a four-year UW campus, a Wisconsin Technical College or another UW Colleges campus, use the Credit Transfer Wizards to see how individual classes or courses in entire departments transfer to your intended campus.

Course Catalogs

Prepare yourself for registration. Browse the Course Catalog to find class availability and offerings at your transfer campus.

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Contact Your Advisor!

Contact the campus you intend to transfer to ASAP!

How to Apply

UW HELP provides assistance with the application process through the University of Wisconsin online application, including what transcripts you will need and the application fee. The online application is for all University of Wisconsin institutions.

If you are transferring to a Wisconsin Technical College (WTC), visit the transfer home page of the WTC you are planning to attend for application information. If you are ready to apply, go directly to the application site for the WTC you plan to attend.

Placement Testing

Even though you have some college experience and coursework under your belt, you may be required to take a placement test before you can enroll at your new school. It will depend on where you are applying, and how many credits you are transferring. If you are required to take placement tests, plan to take them as soon as possible to ensure you can register on time and for the appropriate classes. If you are required to take them and do not, you may not be able to register for your classes!

For information about placement testing locations and registration, go to the Regional Placement Testing website.

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