Transferring Credits

How Credit is Awarded

Credit is awarded for college-level coursework completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). (Foreign institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.) Courses must be similar in nature, level, and content to a course  in the curriculum and applicable to one of our academic programs. Continuing education courses, graduate-level courses, and courses that are remedial, technical, vocational, or doctrinal in nature are not transferable.

Courses completed at other colleges or universities that have descriptions closely matching the descriptions of courses taught at the home campus will generally transfer as direct course equivalents.

If you have completed coursework at a University of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Technical College System campus, you can visit Transfer Wisconsin and use a variety of transfer tools to evaluate how your credits might transfer to your home campus.

Once you have been admitted as a transfer student and confirm your intention to enroll, your home campus will conduct a complete credit evaluation. Home campuses may accept transfer credit differently. Please speak with an enrollment adviser if you have questions.

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

Students interested in a bachelor’s degree completion program offered through UW Extended Campus who have less than the required number of transferable college credits, may be considered for provisional admission. If you have less than 60 credits, we encourage you to request information and to contact an enrollment adviser to find out what options may be available to you. It may be possible to satisfy the credit requirements concurrent with foundational courses in the program. 

Once you are admitted as a transfer student and confirm your intention to enroll, your home campus will conduct a complete credit evaluation. Total credits awarded to you may vary by home campus.  If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, or have additional questions about transfer credits, please contact an enrollment adviser.

Have questions? Contact an enrollment adviser at:

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Enrollment advisers are available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, or by appointment.