Transferring to UW–Madison Online is as easy as
Connect with an enrollment coach to map out your unique path forward, including a pre-eligibility review.
Apply using the Common Application and begin gathering all of your transcripts.
Submit all required application materials, including any associate degrees earned.
Get your application questions answered
How do I know if I meet UW–Madison admissions requirements?
Our holistic admissions process helps us review various academic and non-academic factors to add remarkable online Badgers to our community. Connect with an enrollment coach for a pre-eligibility review and any questions you have.
How do I apply to UW–Madison Online?
You've chatted with an enrollment coach, you're confident you have at least 12 transferable credits and you've started your Common Application. Finish it out strong by submitting transcripts, the fee, an essay and a letter of recommendation!
I have an associate degree, am I a transfer student?
Yes! Your degree will likely meet the 12-credit minimum for applying to finish your bachelor's degree online, and because it is from another college/university, that makes you a transfer student at UW–Madison.
Then what happens after I apply?
Your application will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions, and you'll receive notice of your admission status within a couple weeks. If admitted, your college credits are then evaluated for transferability and can be found in your Student Portal.
I’m not a transfer student. I’m a returning student or a new undergrad, what we call a “reentry student” and “first-year student” on our admissions website.
Get organized with our handy list of all the things you will need before you start your Common Application.
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