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  • Admitted transfer student next steps

    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 fall 2014.

    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

    Madison College Transfer Guide
    Rochester Community & Technical College Transfer Guide
    Southwest Minnesota State University Transfer Guide
    UW Colleges Transfer Guide
    Western Technical College Transfer Guide
    Winona State University Transfer Guide
    Viterbo University Transfer Guide

    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.

    Quicklinks

    Registration links

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

    Amelia Dittman
    138 Wimberly Hall
    608.785.8090
    adittman@uwlax.edu

    College of Liberal Studies
    (psychology)
    Kathy Elgin
    260 Morris Hall
    608.785.5454
    College of Liberal Studies
    (art, communication studies, economics, English, French, German, music, philosophy, psychology, Spanish, theatre)
    Tim Walls 
    260 Morris Hall 
    608.785.5454
    twalls@uwlax.edu
    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
    608.785.5454
    pstovall@uwlax.edu
    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
    608.785.8156
    cburkhardt@uwlax.edu
    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
    608.785.8156
    gherling@uwlax.edu
    Orientation

    Transfer students have the option to participate in our traditional New Student Orientation Groups. The groups meet August 31 -September 2 and are facilitated by a current UW-L student guiding the new transfer students through orientation. Connecting with other transfer students, campus resources, and transitioning to life as a UW-L student are the goals of the program. The schedule is available online. The deadline to sign-up to participate in this program is August 1. When the registration form becomes available, it will be accessible online through the First Year Experience Office

    Transfer students who choose not to participate in the New Student Orientation Groups are invited to attend a Transfer Student Specific Information Session.  Details regarding this session will be sent to Transfer Students in August. 

    For more information, please contact Frank Tierney at 608.785.6950.