Transfer here. Succeed here. UW-Whitewater is proud to welcome transfer students to our Warhawk community.
Maybe you’ve completed a program at a two-year school and are coming to us with community college transfer credits, or perhaps you’re looking for a campus that’s a better fit for your goals.
No matter what’s bringing you to Whitewater, Wisconsin, your dedicated transfer admissions representative will work closely with you to ensure your transition into a UW-Whitewater program is seamless as possible.
With the highest retention rate in the UW System, UW-Whitewater is among the best colleges for transfer students in the state.
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Transferring to UW-Whitewater involves completing our standard application for admission, and, depending on your program of interest or current institution, there might be additional considerations.
If you are ready to apply, here is some information to help you get started:
Remember, your dedicated admissions counselor is here to help you with any questions along the way.
A few days after you submit your application, you’ll receive an email with information about setting up an account for our student information system, WINS. You can track your application progress, such as what documents still might be needed.
In addition to your academic background, we consider a range of factors including leadership, creativity, community service, and personal characteristics.
Depending on your area of interest, your admissions requirements may vary. Here’s a look at some additional criteria that might apply to you.
Some departments or programs require a higher GPA than the 2.0 standard requirements. This is sometimes the case if a student is bringing more than 24 transferable credits to UW-Whitewater.
College of Arts and Communications
College of Business and Economics
College of Education and Professional Studies
College of Letters and Sciences
The amount of credits and types of courses you’ll need to complete at UW-Whitewater as you work toward your degree will depend on how many transferable credits you have or if you’ve already earned a college degree.
Allowable Transferable Credits
Typically, students can transfer in up to 72 credits from a two-year institution, and the additional 48 must be completed at UW-Whitewater.
Additionally, credits earned for courses at the 300- or 400-level (junior/senior) from a two-year institution may be accepted as a general elective.
General Education Requirements for Transfer Students
Required at UW-Whitewater
20 credits or less
All general education courses
Two core courses to include GENED World of Ideas
40 credits or more
GENED World of Ideas only
Typically, transfer students who’ve earned an eligible associate degree from an approved school will have already fulfilled UW-Whitewater’s university proficiency and general education requirements.
Additional requirements, such as prerequisite courses, may vary by school or program:
Transfer students who already have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university are typically considered to have already satisfied UW-Whitewater’s proficiency and general education requirements. There are some exceptions based on major or program requirements.
Transfer Pathway Programs
UW-Whitewater has partnered with a number of other institutions that allow for easy transfer of credits from one school to another, including in these program areas:
Guaranteed Admission Programs
Guaranteed Admission Programs create a seamless and successful transition for transfer students intending to complete their baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Institutions taking part in the Guaranteed Admission Program with their written agreements include:
To indicate your intention to participate in a Guaranteed Admission Program fill out the form HERE.
Each year, we help students from about 200 other schools, colleges and universities across the state and country transfer to UW-Whitewater. In addition to a dedicated admissions counselor with expertise in transferring colleges, UW-Whitewater prepares new students for success, no matter what class year you’re in when you join us.
This starts with Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration). You’ll spend a day with us getting to know UW-Whitewater, your academic advisor, and other friendly faces from around campus, as well as register for classes.
At the start of the semester, you’ll also attend Warhawk Welcome, an evening event where you’ll learn about campus resources, connect with other transfer students, and meet your peer mentor.
Other transfer student-friendly programs include:
Fall 2021 Semester
If you’re planning to transfer to UW-Whitewater, here are a few items that might still be on your to-do list:
If you’re still considering transferring to UW-Whitewater, you might find these campus and other resources you might find helpful: