Admitted transfer student 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:

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.

UW System Placement testing may be required to enroll in English, mathematics, and Spanish courses. 

Review additional information on the Placement Testing for Transfer Students handout.

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

Registration Checklist:

Classes Begin:

Information will be mailed beginning:

Spring 2019

January 28, 2019

October 2018

Summer 2019

Session I: 
May 28, 2019

Session II: 
June 24, 2019

Session III: 
July 22, 2019

April 2019

Fall 2019

September 3, 2019 April 2019


Registration links

College and undergraduate major Contact person

Academic Advising Center
General Transfer Student Advising Questions

Shari Schoohs
1140 Centennial Hall

College of Business Administration
Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing

Nicole Vidden
138 Wimberly Hall

College of Liberal Studies
Kathy Elgin
260 Morris Hall
College of Liberal Studies
Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Peter Stovall
260 Morris Hall  
College of Liberal Studies (School of Arts and Communication)
Archaeology, Art, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre, Department of Modern Languages (French, German Studies, Spanish), English, History
Sandy Keller
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
Carla Burkhardt
105 Graff Main Hall
College of Science and Health
Exercise and Sport Science, ESS-Fitness, ESS-Sport Management, Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation
Guy Herling
105 Graff Main Hall
School of Education
Early Childhood-Middle Childhood, Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence, Secondary Teacher Education Programs, (STEP), Modern Languages Education, Music Education, Art Education, Physical Education, and Health Education (Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification)
Ashley Cree
145 Graff Main Hall

Student Advising Registration & Transition

Click here for more information or contact the Office of Student Life at 608.785.8062.

Familiarize yourself with the WINGS Student Center expanding section

The WINGS Student Center is UWL's Student Information System. WINGS is utilized by students to:  

  • Check course offerings
  • Register for courses
  • Pay outstanding balances
  • Accept/decline financial aid
  • Update personal information
  • View grades 
Log on to Learn expanding section

Desire2Learn (D2L) is an online management system designed for online courses and face-to-face courses with an online component.

D2L allows access to:

  • Course related files
  • Electronic drop boxes for assignments
  • Online quizzes and tests
  • Email and grades 

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is transitioning from D2L to our new learning environment, Canvas. We will be using Canvas fully by Fall 2019; however, this 2018-19 academic year, you may have one or more classes in either system.  Please refer to your course syllabus to determine if Canvas or D2L will be used for that course. Students may access D2L/Canvas at:


Get your student ID (Eagle ID) expanding section


The Eagle ID Card is UW-La Crosse's official ID Card. It is University policy that all students and staff have an official University ID Card. This card can be obtained and replaced at the Card Office at 1131 Student Union. For your first card please bring some form of identification with you. This could be a driver's license, state issued ID, passport, military ID, permanent resident alien card, non-immigrant visa, certificate of U.S. naturalization, or Mexican consular card.

Use your Eagle ID to vote?

Remember: They expire for voting two years after being issued 

You can use your Eagle ID to vote in Wisconsin — but the ID is only good for voting up to two years after it is issued. 

If you plan to use your Eagle ID to vote in this fall’s election (August primary and November general election) be sure to check when it was issued. Eligibility to use the Eagle ID for voting expires two years after it is issued. 

Wisconsin residents can still use their Drivers License to vote. Out-of-state students voting in La Crosse can use their Eagle ID.  Get complete voter ID info at:

Students may get a new Eagle ID for voting purposes for free. Simply stop by the card office in 1131 Student Union. Once your photo is taken, a new Eagle ID is available within a few minutes. Get complete EAGLE ID info at:

Some uses for the Eagle ID card include

  • Residence Hall Access
  • Spend Campus Cash
  • Recreational Eagle Center
  • Strength Center
  • Pepsi Machines
  • Meal Plans
  • Ride the City Bus for Free
  • Attend UWL Sporting Events for Free
  • WING Technology Center
  • Canteen Vending Machines
Learn about campus resources expanding section

Visit the Student Success page to learn more about what UWL has to offer in terms of academic support, financial support and campus involvement.

Know your contacts expanding section
Campus resources Location Phone
Academic Advising Center 1140 Centennial Hall 608.785.6950
Athletics 126 Mitchell Hall 608.785.8616
Career Services 1140 Centennial Hall 608.785.8514
Cashiers Office 121 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8719
College of Business Admin. 138 Wimberly Hall 608.785.8090
College of Liberal Studies 260 Morris Hall 608.785.5454
College of Science & Health 105 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8156
Continuing Education and Extension 220 Morris Hall 608.785.6500
Counseling & Testing 2106 Centennial Hall 608.785.8073
Disability Resource Services 165 Murphy Library 608.785.6900
Financial Aid 215 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8604
Foundation Office Cleary Center 608.785.8489
Graduate Studies 220 Morris Hall 608.785.8124
International Education 1209 Centennial Hall 608.785.8016
ITS Support Center WINGS Technology Building 608.785.8774
Multicultural Student Services 1101 Centennial Hall 608.785.8225
Parking Office Parking Ramp 608.785.8061
Postal Services 135 Maintenance Building 608.785.8060
Records & Registration 117 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8951
Residence Life Eagle Hall 608.785.8075
School of Arts and Communication 235 Morris Hall 608.785.8113
School of Education 145 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8127
Student Health Center 1030 Health Science Center  608.785.8558
Student Life Office 149 Graff  Main Hall 608.785.8062
Textbook Rental LL Student Union 608.785.8853
UW Credit Union Student Union 608.785.8891
University Centers 3200 Student Union 608.785.8888
Veteran Services 116 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8751

On campus resources

Locate buildings expanding section

Refer to the campus map to find your way around campus.

Purchase meal plan expanding section

UWL has a fantastic assortment of dining options. Learn more about meal plans.

Purchase parking permit and/or utilize the city bus expanding section

Parking permits are sold on a seniority basis. To purchase a permit, please visit the Parking Office.

Students have access to the city bus with a student ID. The La Crosse Municipal Transit (MTU) has routes in La Crosse, Onalaska, and La Crescent. Learn more about the U-Pass.

Rent textbooks expanding section

Textbook rental is included in undergraduate students' tuition and fees. Textbooks can be checked out in the beginning of the semester and returned upon final exams.