Decision

As of July 1, 2018*, UW Colleges transfer agreements should be applied by the Receiving Institutions to courses taken at branch campuses in 2018-19. Receiving Institutions will review and integrate branch campus transfer agreements during the 2018-19 transition year.

All institutional and UW System Transfer-Wisconsin web resources will be updated by the Receiving Institutions no later than July 1, 2019.

*Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission

Background

After July 1, 2018, students from UW Colleges will transition to become students at a four-year UW institution. The UW Colleges 2017-2018 Course Catalog will be joined with four-year Receiving Institution’s catalog for instruction on branch campuses in 2018-2019. Therefore, courses completed on branch campuses in 2018-2019 will reflect the same content and outcomes as UW Colleges courses completed in 2017-2018 and would be expected to transfer in accordance with the UW Colleges 2017-2018 transfer agreements. Courses completed after the close of Academic Year 2018-2019 will be subject to the transfer agreements of the Receiving Institution.

Next Steps

Receiving Institutions will be responsible for reviewing UW Colleges transfer agreements in 2018-2019 and updating/developing transfer agreements which will apply in 2019-2020 forward. These agreements will adhere to UW System Administrative Policy 135, Undergraduate Transfer Policy, as noted in the responsibilities outlined in MOU Item #30-Transfer.