Transfer Admission Guidelines

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Transfer Credit Policy

Credit is awarded for college-level course work completed at institutions accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and 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 our undergraduate 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 from non-accredited institutions may be reviewed by the appropriate university departments to determine transferability; contact the Admissions Office for more information. Course equivalency information can be found through the Transfer Information System. Students can also find current UW Oshkosh articulation agreements.


The Admission Decision

Applicants for admission are provided a comprehensive review. Determinants for admission include a number of academic and non-academic factors.

Academic factors for admission include the academic rigor of the completed college courses, the earned number of college transfer credits, individual course grades and the collegiate cumulative GPA. A transfer applicant’s high school academic record, including curriculum, GPA, class rank and ACT or SAT score will also be considered when less than 30 semester transfer credits have been earned at the time of application.

Nonacademic factors include, but are not limited to, leadership experiences, community service, motivation and life circumstances that will positively contribute to the University’s strength and reflect its mission and values. Applicants are encouraged to provide documentation that supports consideration for admission, including their own personal statement and letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak directly to the applicant’s ability to be academically successful.