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    Next steps

    If you have been admitted to the University as a transfer student, congratulations! We hope that you will find UW-La Crosse to be the perfect fit as you work to complete your college education.  Please review information regarding your admission and important next steps for Spring 2015.

    As an admitted transfer student, your next step is to submit a $100 enrollment deposit. This step must be completed to reserve your space in our transfer class and to have your credits evaluated for transfer. To reserve your space, please follow the instructions as outlined in your admissions packet. Your transfer credit report will typically be available within 2 weeks of receiving your enrollment deposit.  When the evaluation of your credits is complete, you will receive an email notification.

    Transfer credits

    Once you submit the $100 enrollment deposit, we will begin an official evaluation of transfer credits.  Criteria such as number of schools attended and/or number of credits earned may extend time necessary to complete your transfer credit report.

    Once your transfer credit report is complete, we will notify you via email and direct you to your WINGS Student Center where you can view your transfer credit report.  See the transfer credit report narrative for assistance in understanding your transfer credit report.

    Please click here for more information about our Transfer Credit Policies, including information about Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Exam Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits. 

    Credit is awarded for college-level course work completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). (Foreign institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.) Courses must be similar in nature, level, and content to a course in our undergraduate curriculum and applicable to one of our academic programs.  Continuing education courses, graduate-level courses, and courses that are remedial, technical, vocational, or doctrinal in nature are not transferable.

    If you are transferring from one of the institutions listed below, we have developed course equivalency tables to indicate how courses from various institutions will transfer to UW-La Crosse and if there are any additional program transfer agreements in place.  We also encourage you to consult the Transfer Information System to understand how courses from other UW System institutions and the Wisconsin Technical College System may transfer to UW-La Crosse.

    Transfer Guide Quicklinks

    Placement testing

    UW System Placement testing may be required to enroll in English, mathematics, and Spanish courses. For more information, please read the UW System Placement Testing Guide for Transfer Students.

    Registration and academic advising

    Registration and academic advising information, including the web registration checklist, and email information will be sent in April for those students admitted to the summer session and fall semester, and in November for those students admitted to the winter session and spring semester.


    Registration links

    College and undergraduate major Contact person
    College of Business Administration
    (accountancy, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing)

    Becky Vianden
    138 Wimberly Hall

    College of Liberal Studies
    Kathy Elgin
    260 Morris Hall
    College of Liberal Studies
    (art, communication studies, economics, English, French, German, music, philosophy, psychology, Spanish, theatre)
    Tim Walls 
    260 Morris Hall 
    College of Liberal Studies
    (archaeology, history, political science, public administration, sociology, women's studies, pre-teacher education students in: early childhood/middle childhood (ages birth - 10/11), middle childhood/early adolescence (ages 6-12/13), early adolescence/adolescence (grades 6-12, English, social studies, history, sociology, political  science), early childhood adolescence (birth - age 21) (music, art, Spanish, French & German), add-on teacher certification inquiries, prospective post-baccalaureate teacher certification inquiries)
    Peter Stovall
    260 Morris Hall
    College of Science and Health
    (biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, computer science, geography/earth science, microbiology, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, physics, pre-professional programs, radiation therapy, pre-early adolescence-adolescence education [science, mathematics])
    Carla Burkhardt
    205 Graff Main Hall
    College of Science and Health
    (athletic training, community health education, exercise and sport science, ess-fitness, ess-physical education,ess-sport management, recreation management, school health education, therapeutic recreation)
    Guy Herling
    205 Graff Main Hall

    Spring 2015 Orientation

    Transfer Student Information Session (1:30 pm Cartwright Center January 25, 2015)

    • Overview of campus resources, pick up textbooks from Textbook Rental
    •  Approximately 1 hour in length
    •  Academic Advising is not offered as part of this session 
    •  Registration not required 
    •  For more information, please contact Frank Tierney at 608.785.6950


    Fall 2015 Orientation (Two options)

    As a transfer student, you have the option of choosing either a more traditional orientation experience (NSO - Transfer Eagle Groups) or a transfer student orientation session to facilitate your transition to UW-L.  Please feel free to attend one or both sessions.  


    New Student Orientation (NSO) - Transfer Eagle Groups (September 5 - September 7, 2015)

    • “Traditional” orientation experience geared towards the needs of transfer students 
    • Connect with other new transfer students during activities facilitated by your Eagle Guide (Peer Orientation Leader)  
    • Will meet multiple times during NSO  
    • Academic Advising is not offered as part of this session
    • Register for this option (Coming soon) 
    • For more information, please contact Jennie Hartzheim at 608.785.8055


    Transfer Student Information Session (September 6, 2015 Location and time to be determined)

    • Overview of campus resources, pick up textbooks from Textbook Rental
    • Approximately 1 hour in length
    • Academic Advising is not offered as part of this session
    • Registration not required
    • For more information, please contact Frank Tierney at 608.785.6950