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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.  

    To review important information regarding your admission and next steps, select the appropriate term below:

    For more information regarding how to submit your enrollment deposit, review our detailed instructional guide.
    Transfer credits

    As an admitted transfer student, your next step is to submit a $100 enrollment deposit.  Please follow the instructions as outlined in your admissions packet.  This step must be completed to reserve your space in our transfer class and to have your credits evaluated for transfer.  Note: 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. 

    To review information regarding Placement testing, select the appropriate term below:

    Academic advising and registration  

    Select appropriate term below for important information regarding academic advising and registration:

    Registration Checklist:

    Classes Begin:

    Information will be mailed beginning:

    Winter 2016      January 4, 2016 November, 2015

    Spring 2016

    January 25, 2016

    November, 2015

    Summer 2016

    Summer Session I: 
    May 23, 2016

    Summer Session II:
    June 20, 2016

    Summer Session III:
    July 18, 2016

    April, 2016

    Fall 2016

    September 6, 2016

    April, 2016                   


    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, English, French, German, music, Spanish, theatre)
    Sandy Keller
    260 Morris Hall 
    College of Liberal Studies
    (archaeology, history, political science, public administration, sociology, women's studies, communication studies, economics,  philosophy, 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 UWL.  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
    • For more information, please contact Jennie Hartzheim at 608.785.8055


    Transfer Student Information Session (September 6, 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