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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.

Transfer Guide Quicklinks

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:

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

Registration Checklist:

Classes Begin:

Information will be mailed beginning:

Winter 2017      January 3, 2017 November, 2016

Spring 2017

January 23, 2017

November, 2016

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

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

Assistant to the Dean
138 Wimberly Hall

College of Liberal Studies
Kathy Elgin
260 Morris Hall
College of Liberal Studies
Archaeology, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, 
Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology
Peter Stovall
260 Morris Hall  
College of Liberal Studies (School of Arts and Communication)
Art, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre, Department of Modern Languages (French, German Studies, Spanish), English, History, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Sandy Keller
260 Morris Hall
College of Liberal studies (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
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
205 Graff Main Hall
College of Science and Health
Exercise and Sport Science, ESS-Fitness, ESS-Sport Management, Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation
Guy Herling
205 Graff Main Hall

For more information about Fall 2016 Transfer Student Orientation options, please see the New Student Orientation website.

Familiarize yourself with the WINGS Student Center

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 

Understand Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn 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 

Obtain Student ID

The Eagle ID is UWL's official ID card. Some features of the TowerOne Card include:

  • Residence hall access
  • Recreation Eagle Center access
  • Campus cash
  • Meal plan
  • City bus pass
  • Regular season athletic events 

Learn about campus resources

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

Campus resourcesLocationPhone
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 205 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8156
Continuing Education and Extension 205 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
Information Desk-Cartwright Lobby, Carwright Center 608.785.8877
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 009 Graff Main Hall 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 608.785.8446
Student Health Center 1030 Health Science Center  608.785.8558
Student Life Office 149 Graff  Main Hall 608.785.8062
Textbook Rental LL Cartwright Center 608.785.8853
Tower One Card Office 223 Cartwright Center 608.785.8891
University Centers 212 Cartwright Center 608.785.8888
Veteran Services 116 Graff Main Hall 608.785.8751

On campus resources

Locate buildings

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

Purchase meal plan

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

Purchase parking permit and/or utilize the city bus

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

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.