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I am a transfer student

I earned at least 12 college credits from another school and now want to finish my bachelor’s degree online at UW–Madison.

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.

Connect with an enrollment coach any time

Zachary Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach and Director of Student Call Center

Email: zach.benson@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or text me at 608-345-1237
Text me at 608-200-3130
Schedule a meeting

Kayla Schween

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: kayla.schween@wisc.edu

Phone: Call or WhatsApp me at 608-287-4513
Text me at 608-200-3184
Schedule a meeting

Emma Lee Davis

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: emmalee.davis@wisc.edu

Phone: Call me at 608-469-2010
Text me at 608-200-3178
Schedule a meeting

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Apply home

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.

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Application Materials

Get organized with our handy list of all the things you will need before you start your Common Application.

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Associate/Tech transfers

UW–Madison Online and 2-year colleges have partnered to make the path to graduation seamless for you.

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