Looking to Transfer Colleges?

Tips & Tricks:

  • Make sure you connect with your adviser and your College Success Team early to make sure you are planning appropriately for your transfer! It is important to keep your grades up & to take the right classes so that they will be accepted by your target school.
  • When Searching:
    • If moving schools mid-degree, consider your motivations for doing so. Why did you choose the school initially? What is not working? What are you looking for in a college? Will your new institution provide that? Talk through your thoughts with your College Success Coach!
  • When Applying:
    • Create a system to make sure you are submitting what you need when it needs to be submitted. Try using a Google Doc or handwritten calendar! Were there methods from High School that worked for you?
    • Meet with an adviser to discuss your plans. They often have knowledge about other institutions and might have some insight!
    • If moving schools mid-degree, consider your motivations for doing so. Why did you choose the school initially? What is not working? What are you looking for in a college? Will your new institution provide that? Talk through your thoughts with your College Success Coach!\

Helpful Tools:

  • The UW System offers a Transfer Wizard which allows students to look up how their current courses will transfer to a UW System school or which classes can be taken to fulfill a specific requirement
  • Badger Promise– tuition assistance for first-generation transfer students from 2-year schools!

Most Popular Transfer Schools:

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