The UW System 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 a UW System campus
  2. Earn a minimum of 24 transferable degree credits
  3. Earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average [3.20 for UW-Madison]

Transfer GPAs are calculated using the formula/method of the four-year institution. Please consult the university website for more details.

The Guaranteed Transfer Program guarantees admission to the four-year institution 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 four-year institution.

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.

Visit MajorMania to learn about specific programs or majors at the UW Institutions.


Transfer of Classes

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

You can get more information about transfer through the University of Wisconsin System’s Transfer-Wisconsin.

Transfer-Wisconsin provides information about:

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

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: