Connections Program

Program Requirements

Students who accept admission to the UW–Madison Connections Program agree to meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit the UW–Madison Connections Program Agreement.
    • As a program benefit, your UW–Madison admissions application and materials are automatically and securely shared with your designated partner campus for admission. You do not need to apply to your partner campus.
  2. Submit an official final high school transcript showing high school graduation and successful completion of senior year by July 10.
  3. Complete 54 transferable credits within three years at the chosen partner campus. These credits may include AP, IB, college credit earned while still in high school, or summer courses taken at approved post-secondary institutions.
  4. Satisfy UW–Madison’s General Education Requirements with the exception of Communication Part B. These requirements include:
    • Communication Part A (3 credits)
    • Quantitative Reasoning Parts A and B (6 credits)
    • Natural Science (4–6 credits)
    • Humanities/Literature/Arts (6 credits)
    • Social Studies (3 credits)
    • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  5. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 each term. (Specific major/program admission requirements may be higher than a 2.0 GPA. Review our entrance requirements for undergraduate majors for more information.)
  6. Complete the Connections Program Transition Checklist and submit it along with required documents (official transcripts, AP score reports, etc.).

Upon fulfilling these requirements, students transition directly to UW–Madison without completing a separate application for admission. Connections offers admission to the university but does not offer direct entry to all programs/majors. Please note:

  • Students interested in a major within the College of Engineering are encouraged to Apply as a Transfer Student instead of completing the Connections Program, in order to be considered for Direct Entry into a major within the college.
  • Students interested in a major within the Wisconsin School of Business will need to complete an additional School of Business transfer application to be considered for admission into those majors.

Partner Campuses

All of the University of Wisconsin Colleges two-year campuses participate in the UW–Madison Connections Program, as do three of the UW four-year campuses and several technical and tribal colleges.

Partner campuses include:

For More Information, Contact:

UW–Madison Connections Program
702 West Johnson Street, Suite 1101
Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1007