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“Nothing is better than sitting at Memorial Union Terrace with friends and some Babcock ice cream, watching the sunset.”

— Heidi Lang

Transfer Fact

Eight percent of transfer students transferred from schools outside the United States.

UW-Madison Transfer Information

The following university wide resources are available to help transfer students plan their transfer to UW–Madison:

Some undergraduate schools and colleges have additional transfer resources and policies. The following links lead to specific transfer information for the following schools and colleges:

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
School of Business

School of Education
College of Engineering
School of Human Ecology
College of Letters and Sciences
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy

Transfer students from UW System institutions or the Wisconsin Technical College System may want to investigate how their individual courses transfer to UW-Madison. Use the Credit Transfer Wizards to determine course equivalency and how transferred courses satisfy the general education requirements at UW-Madison.

Additionally, Transfer Plans can be utilized to obtain an unofficial evaluation of how transfer courses will apply towards the requirements of a specific major or program at UW-Madison. Note that individual schools and colleges may have general education requirements beyond the campus-wide requirements. Attention to these requirements is an important consideration and should be discussed with an advisor.

Transfer students from select two-year Illinois and Minnesota institutions may want to check the online Transfer Equivalency Database to determine course equivalency and how transferred courses satisfy the general education requirements at UW-Madison.

The individual concerns and questions of every transfer student may not be answered by using these web resources. You are encouraged to contact the Transfer Transition Program for assistance with advising questions. Returning adult or nontraditional students can also contact Adult Career and Special Student Services to explore career and/or degree pathways. Thanks again for your interest in UW-Madison!

To make suggestions for improving UW-Madison transfer student advising, please contact


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Questions about transferring:




Contact us:

Transfer Transition Program
Center for the First-Year Experience
101 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706


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The Transfer Transition Program is coordinated by the Center for the First-Year Experience