Transfer Admissions

Each year we welcome nearly 2,000 transfer students to the UW–Madison. These students decided 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.

Who is a transfer student?

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 transferable semester hours of college-level work. AP, A-Level, IB, and CLEP cannot be used toward the 24 transferable credit requirement. We do not admit freshman-level transfer students.

We realize that transfer students often have specific questions. If you don't find what you're looking for here, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

International students can find more information here.