Transfer Agreements

UW SYSTEM BRANCH CAMPUSES GUARANTEED TRANSFER AGREEMENT

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a transfer contract for students who begin in an associate degree program at any of the regional campuses within the University of Wisconsin System. Students who meet all of the following will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student:

  1. Begin as a first-semester freshman at one of the 13 campuses
  2. Submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 credits
  3. Meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison
  4. Meet specified levels of academic achievement at a UW Colleges campus

 

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UW–Madison/UW Colleges Transfer Contract Requirements

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a transfer contract for students who begin in an associate degree program at any of the 13 UW Colleges campuses. Students who begin as a first semester freshman at one of the 13 UW Colleges campuses, who declare an intent to use the contract to gain admission to UW–Madison, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at a UW Colleges campus, will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the transfer contract if they:

1. Enroll as a freshman on a UW Colleges campus. Students who come to UW Colleges with up to 6 previous transfer credits are still eligible for the contract.

2. Submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 credits and keep a copy for their records. UW Colleges will validate eligibility and inform the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send a follow-up letter to the student.

3. Meet with a transfer program advisor at the two-year college at least once per semester while enrolled.

4. Prior to enrollment at UW–Madison, complete a minimum of 54 college-level academic (not developmental) credits at a UW Colleges campus within three academic years of initial enrollment, or 72 credits maximum earned. Students may find that additional credits will not necessarily advance their baccalaureate degree completion goals. (Final semester credits will be subject to grade evaluation.)

5. Earn a 3.2 GPA in the transfer program course work as determined by UW–Madison computation. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW–Madison’s grading practices (all grades for repeated courses are included in the computation). Transfer contract students must meet the same criteria for admission to specific majors and programs as continuing students. Some majors require higher levels of academic achievement than those required for admission to the university. (See Important Notes section.)

6. Meet the minimum requirements for admission to UW–Madison, as follows:

  • Algebra (one year of high school or equivalent)
  • Plane geometry (one year of high school level, college track or equivalent)
  • College preparatory math (one year of high school or one college-level course)
  • Single foreign language (two high school years or two college semesters). Many UW–Madison programs require three or four units of a foreign language for degree completion. Transfer contract students are strongly encouraged to have three units of foreign language prior to transferring. The foreign language requirement is satisfied via proficiency in cases where one’s high school/secondary school language of instruction was not English.

7. Take transfer program courses that meet the following list of UW–Madison curricular requirements. Courses transferred to or exempted at the two-year college will not satisfy these course requirements. These courses are required for almost all UW–Madison’s bachelor’s degree programs and the completion of these curricular elements helps to assure a solid foundation of academic preparation for achievement at UW–Madison. The terms in this list have specific meanings at UW–Madison. Lists of courses that meet these requirements are available from transfer program advisors.

  • Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits, or 3 credits of Calculus)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)
  • Literature, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

8. Complete the transfer contract requirements within three academic years or 72 credits from the time of matriculation at the two-year college. For F-1 international students, the three-academic-year period begins once they are enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students in academic credit courses. Students enrolled in the UW Colleges Intensive English Program (IEP) must complete all IEP studies before the three-academic-year period goes into effect.

9. Complete and submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison. Students must note in their personal statement that they are applying under the transfer contract.

10. All incoming international students to UW–Madison will be asked to complete our ESLAT (English as a second language assessment test) placement test before attending orientation. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will only grant credit for previously completed English coursework in the US if the student tests into (or places out of) our English 118 course. (Note: Regardless of a student’s ESLAT results, successful completion of English 102 at a UW Colleges campus satisfies the Communication Part A curricular requirement in item 7 above.)

Important Notes:

  • In addition to the requirement to meet with a UW Colleges advisor, students should consult with a UW–Madison advisor to get information on requirements for their intended degree and major at UW–Madison and to prepare for a successful transfer experience.
  • Admission to UW–Madison does not guarantee admission to any specific academic major or program. Transfer contract students gain entry to individual majors and programs through the same path as all other UW–Madison undergraduates. Admission to some programs is by declaration and admission to other programs is by a competitive application process. For some programs, students may be advised to seek early transfer. Students admitted with minimum qualifications under this agreement may find that there are some programs and majors for which they are not competitive for admission.
  • UW Colleges students who do not participate in the transfer contract but who wish to transfer to UW–Madison must meet the UW–Madison transfer requirements in effect at the time of application for transfer admission. Such applications will be evaluated as part of a competitive transfer application and admissions process.
  • UW–Madison and UW Colleges reserve the right to change the terms of the transfer contract as needed; all students are subject to the terms and conditions of the transfer contract as listed at the time they submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS BY SCHOOL

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

 

2019–2020 UW–Madison/Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) offers a transfer contract for students who begin in the Liberal Arts Program at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC). Students who begin as college freshman at LCOOCC, who declare an intent to use the contract to gain admission to UW–Madison, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at LCOOCC will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the transfer contract if they:

1. Enroll as a college freshman in the Liberal Arts Program at LCOOCC. UW–Madison defines a college freshman as a student that has earned fewer than 24 transferable credits.

2. Submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 transferable credits at LCOOCC. LCOOCC will validate eligibility and the student will submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment and keep a copy for their records. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student.

3. Meet with a transfer program advisor at LCOOCC at least once per semester while enrolled.

4. Complete a minimum of 54 degree credits within three academic years of enrollment in the Liberal Arts Program and prior to enrollment at UW–Madison. Students may find that additional credits will not necessarily advance their baccalaureate degree completion goals. If applicable, students are encouraged to apply appropriate credits earned at UW–Madison after transfer to the completion of their associate’s degree.

5. Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA the term prior to transfer in the Liberal Arts Program course work as determined by UW–Madison computation. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW–Madison’s grading practices (all grades for repeated and failed courses are included in the computation). Transfer contract students must meet the same criteria for admission to specific majors and programs as continuing students. Some majors require higher levels of academic achievement than those required for admission to the university. (See Important Notes section.)

6. Meet the minimum requirements for admission to UW–Madison as follows:

  • Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)
  • Plane geometry (one high school year, college-track or equivalent)
  • College preparatory math (one high school year or one college-level course)
  • Single world language (two high school years or two college semesters of sequential study in one world language). Students at the LCOOCC who have studied the Ojibwa languages or other tribal languages should include information and any documentation about their study with the application for admission. Many UW–Madison programs require sequential world language to the third or fourth level for degree completion. Transfer contract students are strongly encouraged to have three levels of world language prior to transferring.

7. Complete the Liberal Arts Program courses that meet the following list of UW–Madison curricular requirements. These courses are required for all of UW–Madison’s bachelor degree programs and the completion of these curricular elements provides a solid foundation of academic preparation for achievement at UW–Madison. The terms in this list have specific meanings at UW–Madison. To determine how courses transfer from LCOOCC to UW–Madison, see the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED).

  • Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)
  • Literature, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

8. Complete the transfer contract requirements within three academic years from the time of enrollment at LCOOCC.

9. Complete and submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison. Students must note in their essay that they are applying under the transfer contract.

Important Notes

  • In addition to the requirement to meet with a LCOOCC advisor, students should consult with a UW–Madison transfer counselor for information on requirements for their intended degree and major at UW–Madison and to prepare for a successful transfer experience.
  • Admission to UW–Madison does not guarantee admission to any specific academic major or program. Transfer Contract students gain entry to individual majors and programs through the same path as all other UW–Madison undergraduates. Admission to some programs is by declaration and admission to other programs is by a competitive application process. For some programs, students may be advised to seek early transfer. Students admitted with minimum qualifications under this agreement may find that there are some programs and majors for which they are not competitive for admission.
  • The University of Wisconsin–Madison and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College reserve the right to change the terms of the transfer contract as needed. All students are subject to the terms and conditions of the transfer contract as listed at the time they submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate.

Madison College

2019–2020 UW–Madison/Madison College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a transfer contract for students enrolled in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program at Madison College. Students who begin as college freshman at Madison College, who declare an intent to use the contract to gain admission to UW–Madison, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at Madison College will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the transfer contract if they:

1. Enroll as a college freshman in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program at Madison College. UW–Madison defines a college freshman as a student that has earned fewer than 24 transferable credits.

2. Complete a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 transferable credits at Madison College and keep a copy for their records. Madison College will validate eligibility and the student will submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student.

3. Meet with a transfer program advisor at Madison College at least once per semester while enrolled.

4. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable credits within three academic years of enrollment in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program and prior to enrollment at UW–Madison. Students may find that additional credits will not necessarily advance their baccalaureate degree completion goals. When applicable, students are encouraged to opt-in to the Reverse Transfer Agreement for completion of their Associate Degree after transfer to UW–Madison.

5. Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA the term prior to transfer in the Liberal Arts Transfer Program course work as determined by UW–Madison computation. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW–Madison’s grading practices (all grades for repeated and failed degree credit courses are included in the computation). Transfer contract students must meet the same criteria for admission to specific majors and programs as continuing students. Some majors require higher levels of academic achievement than those required for admission to the university. (See Important Notes section.)

6. Meet the minimum requirements for admission to UW–Madison as follows:

  • Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)
  • Plane geometry (one high school year, college-track or equivalent)
  • College preparatory math (one high school year or one college-level course)
  • Single world language (two high school years or two college semesters of sequential study in one world language). A student whose native language is not English is exempt from this admissions requirement provided the student’s formal education through the seventh grade was in the native language. Many UW–Madison programs require sequential world language to the third or fourth level for degree completion. Transfer contract students are strongly encouraged to complete three levels of world language prior to transferring.

7. Complete the Liberal Arts Transfer Program courses that meet the following list of UW–Madison curricular requirements. Courses transferred to or exempted at Madison College will not satisfy these course requirements. These courses are required for all of UW–Madison bachelor degree programs and the completion of these curricular elements helps to assure a solid foundation of academic preparation for achievement at UW–Madison. The terms in this list have specific meanings at UW–Madison. To determine how courses transfer from Madison College to UW-Madison, see the Transfer Information System.

  • Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)
  • Literature, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

8. Complete the transfer contract requirements within three academic years from the time of enrollment at Madison College.

Note: For students who begin enrollment at Madison College in English as Second Language (ESL) or other college preparatory programs, the three academic year period will begin once the student has transitioned from ESL or preparatory program study to full-time degree seeking student status.

9. Complete and submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison. Students must note in their essay that they are applying under the transfer contract.

Important Notes

  • All incoming non-native English speaking students who were not educated in English all four years of high school or have not completed a transferable English composition course at a U.S institution of higher education will be asked to complete the English as a Second Language Assessment Test (ESLAT) before attending orientation.
  • In addition to the requirement to meet with a Madison College advisor, students should consult with a UW–Madison transfer counselor for information on requirements for their intended degree and major at UW–Madison and to prepare for a successful transfer experience.
  • Admission to UW–Madison does not guarantee admission to any specific academic major or program. Transfer contract students gain entry to individual majors and programs through the same path as all other UW–Madison undergraduates. Admission to some programs is by declaration and admission to other programs is by a competitive application process. For some programs, students may be advised to seek early transfer. Students admitted with minimum qualifications under this agreement may find that there are some programs and majors for which they are not competitive for admission.
  • UW–Madison and Madison College reserve the right to change the terms of the Transfer Contract as needed. All students are subject to the terms and conditions of the transfer contract as listed at the time they submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate.

Milwaukee Area Technical College

2017–2019 UW–Madison/Milwaukee Area Technical College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a transfer contract for students who begin in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Students who begin as college freshmen at MATC, who declare an intent to use the contract to gain admission to UW–Madison, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at MATC will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the transfer contract if they:

1. Enroll as a college freshman in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program at MATC. UW–Madison defines a college freshman as a student that has earned fewer than 24 degree credits.

2. Submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 degree credits at MATC and keep a copy for their records. MATC will validate eligibility and the student will submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student.

3. Meet with a transfer program advisor at MATC at least once per semester while enrolled.

4. Complete a minimum of 54 degree credits within three academic years of enrollment in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program and prior to enrollment at UW–Madison. Students may find that additional credits will not necessarily advance their baccalaureate degree completion goals. Students are encouraged to apply appropriate credits earned at UW–Madison after transfer to the completion of their associate degree.

5. Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA the term prior to transfer in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program course work as determined by UW–Madison computation. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW–Madison’s grading practices (all grades for repeated and failed courses are included in the computation). Transfer contract students must meet the same criteria for admission to specific majors and programs as continuing students. Some majors require higher levels of academic achievement than those required for admission to the university. (See Important Notes section.)

6. Meet the minimum requirements for admission to UW–Madison as follows:

  • Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)
  • Plane geometry (one high school year, college-track or equivalent)
  • College preparatory math (one high school year or one college-level course)
  • Single foreign language (two high school years or two college semesters of sequential study in one foreign language). A student whose native language is not English is exempt from this admissions requirement provided the student’s formal education through the seventh grade was in the native language. Many UW–Madison programs require sequential foreign language to the third or fourth level for degree completion. Transfer Contract students are strongly encouraged to have three levels of foreign language prior to transferring.

7. Complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program courses that meet the following list of UW–Madison curricular requirements. Courses transferred to or exempted at MATC will not satisfy these course requirements. These courses are required for all of UW–Madison’s bachelor degree programs and the completion of these curricular elements helps to assure a solid foundation of academic preparation for achievement at UW–Madison. The terms in this list have specific meanings at UW–Madison. To determine how courses transfer from MATC to UW–Madison, see the Transfer Information System.

  • Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)
  • Literature, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

8. Complete the transfer contract requirements within three academic years from the time of enrollment at MATC. (Note: For students who begin enrollment in English as Second Language (ESL) or other college preparatory programs, the three academic year period will begin once the student has transitioned from ESL or preparatory program study to full-time degree seeking student status.)

9. Complete and submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison. Students must note in their essay that they are applying under the transfer contract.

Important Notes

  • All incoming non-native English speaking students to UW–Madison will be asked to complete the ESLAT (English as a Second Language Assessment Test) before attending orientation.
  • In addition to the requirement to meet with an MATC advisor, students should consult with a UW–Madison transfer counselor for information on requirements for their intended degree and major at UW–Madison and to prepare for a successful transfer experience.
  • Admission to UW–Madison does not guarantee admission to any specific academic major or program. Transfer contract students gain entry to individual majors and programs through the same path as all other UW–Madison undergraduates. Admission to some programs is by declaration and admission to other programs is by a competitive application process. For some programs, students may be advised to seek early transfer. Students admitted with minimum qualifications under this agreement may find that there are some programs and majors for which they are not competitive for admission.
  • UW–Madison and Milwaukee Area Technical College reserve the right to change the terms of the transfer contract as needed. All students are subject to the terms and conditions of the transfer contract as listed at the time they submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate.

Nicolet College

2017–2019 UW–Madison/Nicolet College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a transfer contract for students who begin in the University Transfer and Liberal Arts Program at Nicolet College. Students who begin as college freshmen at Nicolet College, who declare an intent to use the contract to gain admission to UW–Madison, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at Nicolet College will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the transfer contract if they:

1. Enroll as a college freshman in the University Transfer and Liberal Arts program at Nicolet College. UW–Madison defines a college freshman as a student that has earned fewer than 24 degree credits.

2. Submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 degree credits at Nicolet College and keep a copy for their records. Nicolet College will validate eligibility and the student will submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student.

3. Meet with a transfer program advisor at Nicolet College at least once per semester while enrolled.

4. Complete a minimum of 54 degree credits within three academic years of enrollment in the University Transfer and Liberal Arts program and prior to enrollment at UW–Madison. Students may find that additional credits will not necessarily advance their baccalaureate degree completion goals. If applicable, students are encouraged to apply appropriate credits earned at UW–Madison after transfer to the completion of their associate degree.

5. Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA the term prior to transfer in the University Transfer and Liberal Arts program course work as determined by UW–Madison computation. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW–Madison’s grading practices (all grades for repeated and failed courses are included in the computation). Transfer contract students must meet the same criteria for admission to specific majors and programs as continuing students. Some majors require higher levels of academic achievement than those required for admission to the university. (See Important Notes section.)

6. Meet the minimum requirements for admission to UW–Madison as follows:

  • Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)
  • Plane geometry (one high school year, college-track or equivalent)
  • College preparatory math (one high school year or one college-level course)
  • Single world language (two high school years or two college semesters of sequential study in one world language). A student whose native language is not English is exempt from this admissions requirement provided the student’s formal education through the seventh grade was in the native language. Many UW–Madison programs require sequential world language to the third or fourth level for degree completion. Transfer contract students are strongly encouraged to have three levels of world language prior to transferring.

7. Complete the University Transfer and Liberal Arts program courses that meet the following list of UW–Madison curricular requirements. Courses transferred to or exempted at Nicolet College will not satisfy these course requirements. These courses are required for all of UW–Madison’s bachelor degree programs and the completion of these curricular elements helps to assure a solid foundation of academic preparation for achievement at UW–Madison. The terms in this list have specific meanings at UW–Madison. To determine how courses transfer from MATC to UW–Madison, see the Transfer Information System.

  • Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)
  • Literature, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

8. Complete the transfer contract requirements within three academic years from the time of enrollment at Nicolet College. (Note: For students who begin enrollment in English as Second Language (ESL) or other college preparatory programs, the three academic year period will begin once the student has transitioned from ESL or preparatory program study to full-time degree seeking student status.)

9. Complete and submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison. Students must note in their essay that they are applying under the transfer contract.

Important Notes

  • In addition to the requirement to meet with a Nicolet College advisor, students should consult with a UW–Madison transfer counselor for information on requirements for their intended degree and major at UW–Madison and to prepare for a successful transfer experience.
  • Admission to UW–Madison does not guarantee admission to any specific academic major or program. Transfer contract students gain entry to individual majors and programs through the same path as all other UW–Madison undergraduates. Admission to some programs is by declaration and admission to other programs is by a competitive application process. For some programs, students may be advised to seek early transfer. Students admitted with minimum qualifications under this agreement may find that there are some programs and majors for which they are not competitive for admission.
  • UW–Madison and Nicolet College reserve the right to change the terms of the transfer contract as needed. All students are subject to the terms and conditions of the transfer contract as listed at the time they submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate.