TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

UW SYSTEM GUARANTEED TRANSFER ADMISSION PROGRAM

Requirements for students enrolling at any UW System institution fall 2020 or later:

The University of Wisconsin–Madison participates in the UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program. Students who begin as a new freshman at any UW university or branch campus, who transfer directly to UW-Madison within one year of leaving that institution, and meet all of the following will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student:

  1. Begin as a new freshman at any UW university or branch campus
  2. Earn 24 transferable degree credits post high school graduation
  3. Meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison
  4. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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Requirements and Declaration of Intent to Participate for students enrolled at UW System campuses fall 2020 or after:

UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program

Effective September 15, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison participates in the UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program. Students who begin as new freshman at any UW System institution (university or branch campus), who transfer directly to UW-Madison within one year of leaving that institution, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at the UW System institution, will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student.

Students are eligible for admission under the UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program if they:

  1. Enroll as a new freshman at any UW System institution (university or branch campus).
  2. Complete a minimum of 24 transferable degree credits (test credit, dual enrollment credit, or other credit earned in high school are not included in the 24 credits).
  3. Earn a 3.0 GPA in the transfer 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 failed and repeated courses are included in the computation). Transfer 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 and some programs have credit limits. (See Important Notes section.)
  4. 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 admission 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 students are strongly encouraged to review the world language requirement for their intended major.
  1. 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.

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.
  • It is recommended to meet with your academic advisor and consult with a UW–Madison advisor to get information on requirements for the 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 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. 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. Some programs and majors have credit limits. It is important for students to review the admission requirements for their intended majors in the Undergraduate Guide.
  • All students seeking transfer from UW System institutions will be evaluated as part of a competitive transfer application and admission process.
  • UW–Madison and UW System reserve the right to change the terms of the UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program as needed.

Complete the UW System Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program Declaration of Intent to Participate to show your interest in the program and to receive further information from UW–Madison.

Requirements for students enrolled at UW System branch campuses prior to fall 2020:

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 world language (two high school years or two college semesters). Many UW–Madison programs require three or four units of a world language for degree completion. Transfer contract students are strongly encouraged to have three units of world language prior to transferring. The world 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.
  • Students currently or previously enrolled at UW Colleges, a UW System branch campus, or UW Colleges Online must submit transcripts according to the guidelines at Requesting a Transcript.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS BY SCHOOL

Requirements for each school specific agreement can be found below. To participate in the transfer agreement with your school, you will need to work with your college advisor to complete the Declaration of Intent to Participate.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College - Liberal Arts Associates of Science Transfer Program

2020–2021 UW–Madison/Chippewa Valley Technical College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) offers a Transfer Contract for students who begin in the Liberal Arts – Associate of Science Transfer Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). Students who begin as college freshman at CVTC, 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 CVTC 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 – Associate of Science Transfer Program at CVTC. 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 CVTC. Students meet with their CVTC advisor to determine eligibility for the Transfer Contract and submit the online Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student and a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the CVTC advisor.

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

4. Complete a minimum of 54 transferable credits within three academic years of enrollment in the Liberal Arts – Associate of Science Transfer 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 Liberal Arts – Associate of Science 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 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 – Associate of Science Transfer 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 CVTC to UW-Madison, see the Transfer Information System found at wisconsin.edu/transfer/.

  • 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 CVTC.

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 CVTC 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Chippewa Valley 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.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College - Liberal Arts Program

2021–2023 UW–MADISON/LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA 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 College (LCOOC). Students who begin as college freshman at LCOOC, 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 LCOOC 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 LCOOC. UW–Madison defines a college freshman as a student that has earned fewer than 24 transferable credits.

2. Meet with a transfer program advisor at LCOOC to review and submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 transferable credits at LCOOC. The LCOOC advisor will validate eligibility and submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the student and the advisor.

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

4. Complete a minimum of 54 transferable 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 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 LCOOC who have studied the Ojibwa languages or other tribal languages can 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 review the world language requirement for their intended major.

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, visit the Transferology website at www.transferology.com.

  • 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 LCOOC.

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.

Important Notes

  • In addition to the requirement to meet with a LCOOC 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 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 - UW–Madison School of Education & Madison College Transfer Agreement

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and Madison College Transfer Agreement

Effective Date: For students admitted to UW-Madison September 1, 2022 or later

Date by which Agreement will be reviewed: September 1, 2023

Agreement Description and Rationale

This document constitutes a transfer agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and Madison College as their respective programs prepare the next generation of teachers.  The UW-Madison School of Education is eager to welcome Madison College transfer students in its programs through this transfer agreement.

Students who earn the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Education Pre-Major at Madison College, who declare an intent to use this agreement to gain admission to the UW-Madison School of Education, who meet requirements for admission to UW-Madison, and who take specified courses and meet specified levels of academic achievement at Madison College will be granted admission to the UW-Madison School of Education to earn the Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education or the Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education.  This agreement is subject to expansion, by mutual agreement, into other School of Education programs if those pathways are developed.

Students not utilizing this transfer agreement remain welcome to apply for admission via UW-Madison’s usual transfer admission process.

UW-Madison School of Education Admission Requirements

To be eligible for direct admission to the UW-Madison School of Education, students must:

  • Complete the AA Degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Education Pre-Major at Madison College.
  • Complete an electronic Declaration of Intent to Participate with their Madison College advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to declare their intent as early as possible to facilitate the smoothest transfer experience. The UW-Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment will send a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the student, the Madison College advisor, and the School of Education Student Services Office.
  • Meet with a Madison College advisor and a UW-Madison School of Education advisor at least once per term.
  • Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA in transferable Madison College course work. The GPA for transfer is computed in accordance with UW-Madison’s grading practices in that all grades for repeated and failed transfer courses are included in the computation.
  • Meet the requirements for admission to UW-Madison by demonstrating successful completion of:
    • Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)
    • Plane Geometry (one high school year 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.
  • Submit the regular application for transfer admission to UW–Madison according to the schedule specified for the planned term of entry to UW–Madison.

Course Transfer from Madison College

  • Course transfer will be determined by UW-Madison Credit Evaluation Services. Students are highly encouraged to consult with their advisors and follow the Course Pathway for Transfer to UW-Madison Teacher Education.
  • Students may transfer up to 72 degree credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions.
  • To determine how test credit, such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB), transfers to UW-Madison, see https://registrar.wisc.edu/credit-by-exam-2/.
  • To determine how courses transfer from Madison College to UW-Madison, see transferology.com.

Program Management and Reporting

Each institution will:

  • Assess student progress and experiences to inform modification and/or improvement of the agreement.
  • Exchange information that may be helpful in advising students and pertinent to the academic success of participating students.
  • Provide timely information about significant changes in the program of study that relates to the preparation of participating students.

Graduation Requirements

All UW-Madison baccalaureate candidates must meet UW-Madison’s general education requirements and School of Education Elementary Education or Special Education degree requirements.

Termination/Modification

  • This Agreement is subject to change or modification by mutual written consent.
  • This Agreement may be modified by UW-Madison, in consultation with Madison College, as may be necessary to bring it within the purview of and in accord with the directives of the Provost of UW-Madison, the Statutes governing UW-Madison, or the policies of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
  • Both UW-Madison and Madison College agree to review this Agreement annually to assess continued mutual benefit of this Agreement.
  • This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon 1 year written notice to the other party. It is understood and agreed that any student already admitted to Madison College or UW-Madison due to this Agreement will be allowed to complete the program notwithstanding the termination provision, so long as the student remains in good academic standing and is making measured progress toward completion of a degree program. Notice of change or termination should be sent to the Madison College’s Transfer Center and Services Office and to UW Madison’s Office of Admission and Recruitment.

Meet with a Madison College advisor to complete the Declaration of Intent to Participate in the UW–Madison School of Education & Madison College Transfer Agreement and to show your interest in the program and to receive further information from UW–Madison.

Madison College - Liberal Arts Transfer Program

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 Transferology website at transferology.com.

  • 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 - Liberal Arts and Sciences Transfer Program

2020–2023 UW–Madison/Milwaukee Area Technical College Transfer Contract

Effective 11/10/2020

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 credits.

2. Meet with a transfer program advisor at MATC to review and submit the online Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 transferable credits at MATC. The MATC advisor will validate eligibility and submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the student and the advisor.

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

4. Complete a minimum of 54 transferable 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. 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 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:

a. Algebra (one high school year or equivalent)

b. Plane geometry (one high school year, college-track or equivalent)

c. College preparatory math (one high school year or one college-level course)

d. 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 review the world language requirement for their intended major.

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, visit Transferology at transferology.com.

a. Communication Part A, Literacy Proficiency (3 credits)

b. Quantitative Reasoning Part A (3 credits)

c. Quantitative Reasoning Part B (3 credits)

d. Literature, at least one course (3 credits)

e. Humanities, at least one course (3 credits)

f. Social Studies, at least one course (3 credits)

g. Physical Science, at least one course (3 credits)

h. Biological Science, at least one course (3 credits)

i. 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.

Important Notes

• 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 - University Transfer and Liberal Arts Program

2020–2023 UW–Madison/Nicolet College Transfer Contract

Effective 11/10/2020

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 transferable credits.

2. Meet with a transfer program advisor at Nicolet College to review and submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 transferable credits at Nicolet College. The Nicolet College advisor will validate eligibility and submit a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send a copy of the Declaration of Intent to Participate to the student and the advisor.

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

4. Complete a minimum of 54 transferable 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 review the world language requirement for their intended major.

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 Nicolet College to UW–Madison, see the Transferology website at transferology.com.

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.

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.

Western Technical College - Associate of Science-Liberal Arts (ASLA) Transfer Program

2020–2021 UW–Madison/Western Technical College Transfer Contract

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) offers a Transfer Contract for students who begin in the Associate of Science-Liberal Arts (ASLA) Transfer Program at Western Technical College (WTC). Students who begin as college freshman at WTC, 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 WTC 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 ASLA Transfer Program at WTC. 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 WTC. WTC will validate eligibility and submit the Declaration of Intent to Participate electronically to the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment. UW–Madison will send confirmation of receipt to the student and WTC.

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

4. Complete a minimum of 54 transferable credits within three academic years of enrollment in the ASLA Transfer 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 ASLA 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 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 ASLA Transfer 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 WTC to UW-Madison, see the Transferology website at transferology.com.

  • 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 WTC.

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 WTC 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Western Technical College reserve the right to change the terms of the Transfer Contract as needed. All students are subject to the terms and conditions