Each year we welcome close to 2,000 transfer students to UW-Madison. These students decide to join us for a variety of reasons and from a wide range of colleges and universities. But when they arrive on campus, they immediately become a member of the Wisconsin community. In fact, one in five UW–Madison students begins as a transfer student.
Explore our Web site and take the next step toward something extraordinary. Learn about our requirements, majors, transfer credit, test credit, and transfer agreements. Watch as a few of our transfer students share their experiences on our YouTube channel. And because we realize transfer students often have specific questions, if you don't find what you're looking for here, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone. For more details, please view additional information for international students.
A transfer student is anyone who has attended another college or university after graduating from high school and wishes to enroll in an undergraduate degree program at UW–Madison. In order to be eligible for transfer admission, you must have completed at least 24 semester hours of college–level work. (We do not admit freshman–level transfer students.)