Transferring to UW-Madison
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Who is a transfer student?
A transfer student is anyone who has attended another college or university after graduating from high school and wishes to enroll in an undergraduate degree program at UW–Madison.
In order to be eligible for transfer admission, you must have completed at least 24 transferable semester hours of college-level work. AP, A-Level, IB, and CLEP cannot be used toward the 24 transferable credit requirement. UW-Madison does not admit freshman-level transfer students.
UW-Madison/UW Colleges Transfer Contract
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 first-semester freshmen at one of the 13 UW Colleges campuses, who submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 credits, 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.
Associate Degree Transfer Contracts
Students interested in transferring after starting at one of four participating schools can do so after completing the appropriate transfer program track of an associate degree program offered at that school. To be eligible, students need to declare their intent to participate before earning their first 30 credits, complete a minimum of 54 transferable credits, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and complete the transfer track within five years.
PEOPLE Scholarship for Transfer Students
Students who are admitted for transfer to UW-Madison are eligible to access their PEOPLE scholarship. Only students who were in good standing with the PEOPLE Precollege Program or Information Technology Program will be eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship will be prorated according to the number of transfer credits accepted by the university.
0-8 credits = 0 semesters (eligible for 8 semesters)
9-18 credits = 1 semester (eligible for 7 semesters)
19-36 credits = 2 semesters (eligible for 6 semesters)
37-54 credits = 3 semesters (eligible for 5 semesters)
55-72 credits = 4 semesters (eligible for 4 semesters)
73-90 credits = 5 semesters (eligible for 3 semesters)
91- 108 credits = 6 semesters (eligible for 2 semesters)
109-126 credits = 7 semesters (eligible for 1 semester)
Prior to applying for transfer, contact the PEOPLE College Staff to inform them of your intent.