Transfer Admission & Aid

Anyone who has completed courses at another college or university is considered a transfer applicant.

Requirements for Transferring to a UW branch campuses or UW Colleges Online for Fall 2018, Winterim 2019, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.

Admission Qualifications

  • If you maintained a 'C' average or higher (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) at your previous college(s), you are likely to be admitted.
  • If you are admitted and had less than a 2.0 semester or cumulative GPA, the UW Colleges regulations (probation, suspended standards) will be used to determine your probation status.

Financial Aid and Transferring

Financial Aid doesn’t directly transfer between schools. Each institution creates an award package based on the Cost of Attendance of the institution, a student’s Expected Family Contribution, and the aid available at the school.

In order to receive aid from another institution, students must release the FAFSA information to the new school by adding the institution’s school code to their FAFSA.

Adding a school code to a FAFSA:

  1. Log in to FAFSA and click on the “School Selection” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Search for the school or enter the federal school code to locate the school. UW Colleges school code: 003897
  3. Check the box next to the school and click “Add.” Click “next” at the bottom of the page.
  4. Choose your housing plans for that school from the dropdown. Click “next” at the bottom of the page.
  5. Go to the “Sign & Submit” tab at the top of the page. Enter your PIN to sign the form and click “Sign”.
  6. Click “Submit My FAFSA NOW” at the bottom of the page.


You can get more information about transfer through the University of Wisconsin System's Transfer-Wisconsin.

Transfer-Wisconsin provides information about:

  • each UW System institution including information on admissions, financial aid, registration and housing
  • courses and academic programs, and transfer guides and agreements between UW institutions
  • how courses transfer between the UW College branch campuses/UW Colleges Online and other UW System institutions.

Transfer-Wisconsin is a useful tool for students at any time in the transfer planning process.