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  • Transfer students

    Welcome to UW-La Crosse!

    The process for transferring credit to UW-L varies based on whether the course is from a college within the UW System, a private or out-of-state college, or a course through an online institution.

    Transferring credit to UW-L

    UW System undergraduate transfer policy

    ACIS 6.0 Revised: This UW System policy was last revised in June of 1998 to insure that courses defined as “breadth” courses taken at one institution will transfer to the receiving institution as fulfilling the same General Education requirement. Breadth courses at UW-L include international and multicultural studies, science, self and society, humanistic studies and fine arts courses. This policy also guarantees that courses designated as “ethnic studies” at one institution will meet the same requirement at the receiving institution. A student may have to request that the receiving institution maintain the course designation determined by the sending institution to insure that these courses are transferring appropriately.

    ACIS 6.0 requires that each institution shall develop an appeal process that allows students to appeal credit evaluation decisions. If a student disagrees with a decision made in transferring a particular course, the student should contact the office that provided that evaluation to initiate an appeal. In most cases this will be the admission office, but some campuses may have designated another office to handle incoming transfer students.

    Transfer information system (TIS)

    The Transfer Information System is an online resource that provides information regarding transfer. The site allows students to enter course information for one institution and review equivalent courses and course designations at receiving institutions. The site also provides information on admission requirements and majors offered at other institutions. Not all courses are listed on TIS. The site concentrates on freshmen and sophomore level courses, with fewer upper division courses listed. The site will prompt the student to contact the receiving institution regarding courses for which there is no equivalent listed.

    If you are currently enrolled at UW-L and have a need to take course work elsewhere either in a summer session or during an academic year, you must secure approval in advance of enrollment at other institutions for course work to be taken for transfer to this university. See your academic adviser in the dean's office of the school/college in which you are enrolled and fill out an "Off-Campus Permit” form, which is used to secure approval to transfer credits from other institutions.

    Other links
    General Education (undergraduate students only)