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Transfer students

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Welcome to UW-La Crosse!

A transfer student is a student who has applied to come to UWL after attending another institution of higher education. These students typically have taken at least one full-time term of courses at another college after graduating high school.

Below are resources that transfer students may find helpful, including information from UWL's Admissions Office on applying and transferring credit, the UW System's transfer policy and information about transferring credit within the UW System, and information about Transferology, a helpful online tool to view which courses transfer to UWL from other schools.

Transfer student resources

Application process & credit transfer

The Admissions office has more information about how to apply and general education equivalency guides to indicate how courses from various institutions will transfer. 

Transfer Wisconsin and UW System transfer policy

Transfer Wisconsin has additional transfer student resources, plus a summary of the Universities of Wisconsin transfer policy. Transfer Wisconsin is maintained by the Universities of Wisconsin. It is the result of a collaborative effort by Universities of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Technical College System to help students transfer between all public, post-secondary institutions in the State of Wisconsin.

The full Universities of Wisconsin's Undergraduate Transfer Policy can be viewed here.

Each UW institution has developed an appeal process that allows students to appeal credit evaluation decisions. If a student disagrees with a decision made in transferring a particular course, the student should contact the office that provided that evaluation to initiate an appeal. In most cases this will be the admission office, but some campuses may have designated another office to handle incoming transfer students.


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Use Transferology, our online tool to view course equivalencies, enter and store coursework, and even request an evaluation of transfer work against a program. Transferology gives prospective students current information about transferring UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System credits to any institution in the UW System. The site also includes information from many other schools both inside and out of Wisconsin.

To begin, go to the Transferology link above and click on the Start exploring" button to create an account.