1. SET UP YOUR NET ID TO ACCESS MYUW
MyUW is a student portal that will present new options to admitted students, such as the ability to confirm your enrollment, review your financial aid package, and sign up for student orientation. Locate the 10-digit campus ID number from your admission letter. Activate your NetID to access the portal. You can also update any changes to your mailing address, phone number, or email address to make sure you receive important email from offices on campus.
2. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
Log in to the MyUW portal to accept your offer of admission in the Student Center by June 1* (fall) or December 15* (spring), or within 10 days from the date of your admission, whichever is later. You will then pay the $100 deposit online. It is applied toward your tuition and fees for the fall and is not refundable after the confirmation deadline.
*If deadline falls on a weekend, it is extended to the next business day.
3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid could include scholarships, grants, on-campus work-study jobs, and student loans. All US citizens and permanent residents should follow instructions provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid to file for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available online beginning October 1. Remember to list the UW–Madison FAFSA code of 003895. International students should review a list of scholarships and grants provided by International Student Services.
4. EXPLORE UNIVERSITY HOUSING
Refer to University Housing to learn more about the features of each of our Residence Halls and housing application deadlines. You may want to consider Transfer House, which is a dedicated community of transfer students located in Tripp Residence Hall. University Apartments are also offered for students who have families or prefer apartment-style accommodations. University Housing is neither required nor guaranteed. A variety of off-campus housing options are available in Madison and the surrounding area. The Campus Area Housing website is UW–Madison’s official source of off-campus apartment listings. Campus Area Housing maintains a consolidated and free searchable list of campus area rental vacancies in apartments, houses, co-ops, private homes, and rooming houses to help you find the right place for your individual needs.
At this time, University Housing is still moving forward with residence hall plans for fall 2020. They are working closely with campus leadership and health experts on various scenarios concerning the health and safety of our students, and if plans need to change, any updates will be communicated as soon as possible. If classes do go to an online format for fall and there is no campus housing offered, students will be reimbursed the advance payment of $250. The $50 application fee is non-refundable.
5. SIGN UP FOR PLACEMENT TESTS
Some transfer students are required to take placement tests in English, mathematics, foreign language, and/or English as a Second Language. Students who are required to take placement tests will be informed by email and students who completed them at another UW institution will not be required to retest. For information about testing, refer to the Testing and Evaluation Services website for incoming UW–Madison students.
6. SIGN UP FOR ONLINE STUDENT ORIENTATION, ADVISING, AND REGISTRATION (SOAR)
Students admitted for the summer and fall will receive information regarding the SOAR sessions held in summer. Students admitted for the spring will receive information in November regarding the SOAR sessions held in January. Details about the dates and registration will be sent by email, and students need to confirm their enrollment before signing up. It is advantageous to have your final grades when attending SOAR.
7. SELF-REPORT FINAL GRADES
Applicants are expected to self-report their final grades when prompted by email. In order to self-report, applicants must report their grades exactly as they appear on an official transcript or grade report that was issued by their school.
8. SEND US YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT(S)
Make sure to request a final official transcript be sent to our office by the deadline below, after your final grades are posted.
Final Transcript Deadlines
||Final Transcript Deadline
|Fall Transfer Students (Semester School)
|Fall Transfer Students (Quarter School)
|Spring Transfer Students (Semester)
|Spring Transfer Students (Quarter School)
*Or next business day if deadline falls on a weekend.
**This date is for the June 15 start. Summer term has multiple start dates. Final official documents must be received by our office at least seven days before the start of the summer term you will be taking coursework in.
It is very important that you successfully complete the course work entered on your application. A curriculum change could affect your admission status, and declining grades may be cause for revoking admission.
REGARDING FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND GRADES: We encourage you to continue to engage in learning as you complete your current semester. It is in your best interest to take advantage of any and all resources your school is providing for virtual or alternative learning to best prepare you for the rigorous curriculum you will encounter as a student at UW–Madison. However, we understand the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 and its impact on our admitted students and their schools. We will be understanding of the variety of ways in which schools decide to wrap up the current semester and will not disadvantage students based on these circumstances.
9. SEND YOUR AP/CLEP/IB SCORES
If you have scores from the AP, CLEP, or IB exams, you might be eligible to receive course credit for your scores. Request that the College Board or International Baccalaureate program send official scores directly to our office.
10. CONNECT WITH UW–MADISON ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Connect with us on social media to meet other transfer students starting classes and get helpful information and tips for your transition to our university.
“Like” the Transfer Transition Program Facebook page to see transfer-specific updates on important deadlines, campus events, and useful resources.