Eligible students may take advantage of agreements we have with a select number of partner institutions. These programs make transferring to UW–Madison a viable option for many applicants. They also offer clear guidance on what courses to take and how long to study at their first institution.
UW–Madison/UW Colleges Transfer Contract
The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a Transfer Contract for students who begin in an associate degree program at any of the 13 UW Colleges campuses. Students who begin as first-semester freshmen at one of the 13 UW Colleges campuses, who submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate prior to completing 30 credits, who meet requirements for admission to UW–Madison, and who meet specified levels of academic achievement at a UW Colleges campus, will be granted admission to UW–Madison as a transfer student. See the PDFs below for more information
- UW–Madison/UW Colleges Transfer Contract Requirements (PDF)
- UW–Madison/UW Colleges Transfer Contract Checklist (PDF)
- Online Resources (PDF)
Associate Degree Transfer Contracts
Students interested in transferring after starting at one of four participating schools can do so after completing the appropriate transfer program track of an associate degree program offered at that school. To be eligible, students need to declare their intent to participate before earning their first 30 credits, complete a minimum of 54 transferable credits, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and complete the transfer track within five years.