Admissions

TRANSFER STUDENTS

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.


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How to Transfer to UW-Whitewater

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:

Transfer Application Process Overview

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit your $25 application fee or applicable fee waiver.
  3. Submit the following materials:
  • An official copy of your final high school transcript/GED/HSED
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities ever attended
  • Copy of DD214 or military SMART transcript (if seeking credit for military experience)

Remember, your dedicated admissions counselor is here to help you with any questions along the way.

What to expect next

With 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.

Transfer Student Admissions Criteria

In addition to your academic background, we consider a range of factors including leadership, creativity, community service, and personal characteristics.

General Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for most programs)
  • At least 12 transferable credits earned

Additional Transfer Admissions Criteria

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

  • Media Arts and Game Development major: 2.50 combined GPA

College of Business and Economics

  • 24 to 71.5 transferable credits: 2.50 combined GPA
  • 72+ transferable credits: 2.80 combined GPA
  • Occupational Safety major, 24+ transferable credits: 2.25 combined GPA

College of Education and Professional Studies

  • 24 to 71.5 transferable credits: 2.50 combined GPA
  • 72+ transferable credits: 2.75 combined GPA
  • Health and Human Performance major, with 24+ transferable credits: 2.25 combined GPA
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders major:
    • 24 to 71.5 transferable credits: 2.25 combined GPA
    • 72+ transferable credits: 2.50 combined GPA

College of Letters and Sciences

  • Integrated Science and Business major: 2.50 combined GPA

Undeclared Majors

  • May transfer in up to 71.5 credits

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

Transferable Credits

Required at UW-Whitewater

20 credits or less

All general education courses

21-39 credits

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.

Approved degrees:

  • Associate of Arts and Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science

Approved schools:

  • Any school in the UW System
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Any accredited state community or junior college

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.

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:

    Supporting Our Transfer Students

    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:

    • Team Transfer — student orientation leaders and peer mentors who serve as guides and role models for students transferring to UW-Whitewater
    • Transfer Student Seminar — a for-credit course to help you adjust to UW-Whitewater, prepare for classroom success, and discover more about yourself as a student and citizen
    • Outstanding Freshman and Transfer Student Award — recognition and $500 scholarship for new students who experience UW-Whitewater to the fullest during their first year on campus

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    Transfer application deadlines

    • Fall 2020 Semester: All application materials must be received by the Admissions Office by July 31. Applications will be reviewed on a space availability basis after July 31. 
    • Spring 2021 Semester: December 1

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    Upcoming transfer orientation (SOAR) days

    Fall 2020 Semester (September start)

    • July 31

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    Application Resources

    If you’re planning to transfer to UW-Whitewater, here are a few items that might still be on your to-do list:

    Campus Resources

    If you’re still considering transferring to UW-Whitewater, you might find these campus and other resources you might find helpful:

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