There is no such thing as “one size fits all” for transfer students. With unique life experiences and educational goals, your needs are specific as a transfer student and we are ready to help. UW-Parkside knows transfer students. In fact, each year nearly half of our graduates are transfer students!
Being a transfer student at Parkside means having 12 or more transferrable credits after completing high school/secondary school or earning a high school diploma equivalent.
Transfer Agreements and Guides
Parkside has worked with partner institutions to develop articulations agreements and transfer guides to serve the needs of transfer students. View our transfer guides and articulation agreements.
Personal Transfer Credit Evaluation
Once all application materials are submitted and your application is complete, an official transfer credit evaluation will be completed. All credits will be reviewed for transfer to UW-Parkside if the credits were completed a regionally accredited college or university. If you are admitted to the university, you will be emailed a link to your transfer credit report.
Informal Transfer Credit Evaluation -- Transferology
Parkside offers two informal transfer assessment tools to help you make an informed decision. We recommend printing a record of all coursework referenced and contacting your transfer admissions counselor with questions.
Go to Transfer Wisconsin to learn more about how courses transfer in the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, and Tribal College Systems.
Evaluation for Online Degree Completion Programs
Evaluation for Online Degree Completion Programs
To request an evaluation, complete the Online Degree Completion Program Readiness Evaluation Request.
AP, CLEP, and IB Equivalent Credits
College credit may be awarded for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework, and CLEP score results. An official AP score report, official CLEP score report, or official IB transcript must be sent to Parkside prior to attending.
Academics Quick Navigation
View our list of majors to explore programs offered, including majors, minors, certificates, and pre-professional programs. Learn more about an academic program and contact information.
View the academic catalog to explore course requirements for certain majors, general requirements for all Parkside students, and more.
View the course schedule to see offerings and times for current and upcoming semesters. Use the advanced class search setting to search for certain course formats, days offered, subject areas, and more.
A number of factors affect your timeline to graduation, including your transfer credits, how many credits you choose to enroll in, semesters you wish to take courses (fall and spring only or winter and/or summer additionally), and more. After being admitted to the university, your advisor will help you establish your path to graduation.
To receive a bachelor's degree from UW-Parkside, students must:
1. Complete 120 credits of college work. This must include 36 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Certain elementary courses are identified in the catalog and/or course schedule as not counting toward the 120 credits required for graduation. In addition, only the first 8 credits of physical education activity courses (100 level) may be counted toward graduation or grade point averages (GPA).
2. Earn a minimum of 30 of their final 60 credits toward their undergraduate degree at UW-Parkside. Individual departments and programs may require that certain courses must be taken at UW-Parkside. Students must complete all course work to be counted toward graduation by the end of the semester/subscription period in which they graduate.
3. Attain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Transfer students must also have a cumulative 2.00 GPA on the combination of transfer credits accepted and credits attempted at UW-Parkside.
4. Complete an approved major program of study with the minimum major GPA as specified by the program or department. Usually, the minimum GPA is 2.00 on a 4.00 scale, but some majors require a higher GPA. Students who apply transfer credits to their majors must also meet the minimum major GPA requirement on the combination of transfer credits and UW-Parkside credits. At least 15 credits of upper level course work (courses numbered 300 or higher) must be completed at UW-Parkside. A student may not graduate with an incomplete grade in major course work if failure in that course would reduce the GPA in the major below the minimum GPA.
5. Meet UW-Parkside general university requirements. To see how the number of transfer credits affect these requirements, click the "Transfer Credit" tab. For a full list of university policies, see the academic catalog. This includes:
i. Skills Requirements
ii. General Education Requirements
iii. Foreign Language Requirement
iv. Ethnic Diversity Requirement
6. Submit an application to graduate and pay the required application fee. This is the way in which students obtain institutional and departmental approval of their petition to graduate.
Transfer Credit Policies
Transfer Credit Policies
Transfer Students and General University Requirements1. Transfer credit is generally awarded for college level course work completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Credits may be granted for post-secondary course work at a foreign institution if the institution is recognized by the Ministry of Education or the equivalent authority who supervises tertiary education in that country. Students seeking transfer from an international post-secondary institution will be referred to a foreign credential service to determine U.S. credit equivalents for academic work completed at an institution of higher learning in another country (ECE, WES, One Earth).
3. Transfer students with less than 54 transferable credits will be required to meet UW-Parkside skills, general education,foreign language*, and ethnic diversity requirements.
4. Transfer students with 54 or more transferable credits will be required to meet the general education requirement by categories, NOT the specific distribution by subcategories. The distribution by categories is as follows:
Humanities and the Arts - 12 creditsSocial and Behavioral Science - 12 creditsNatural Science - 12 credits
5. Students transferring to UW-Parkside from a UW System institution (the four-year universities and two-year colleges) may follow the UW-Parkside general university requirements that were in effect at the time they entered the previous institution. Transfer students should contact the Advising and Career Center for detailed information on general education requirements.
6. Transfer students with bachelor's degree from an accredited liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting college or university, or an associate of arts or science degree (with at least 45 transferable credits) from an accredited college parallel liberal arts program will be considered to have completed the UW-Parkside general education and skills requirements. Students must still meet the foreign language* and ethnic diversity requirements.
7. Transfer students who complete 90 transferable credits (as outlined above), a bachelor's degree from an accredited liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting college or university, or an associate of arts or science degree (as outlined above) at another institution after enrollment at UW-Parkside are exempt from UW-Parkside general education and skills requirements only if the 90 transferable credits or the degree is awarded within one year of initial enrollment at UW-Parkside. Students must still meet the foreign language* and ethnic diversity requirements.
8. Students may transfer a maximum of 72 transferable degree credits earned at a non-baccalaureate accredited liberal arts/collegiate transfer program. Occupational/ technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Parkside. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. This does not alter university policies related to program completion, residency or graduation requirements.
9. College level credits completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization earned more than 10 years prior to admission will be accepted in transfer but may not fulfill a program or degree requirement.
10. Transfer, degree seeking student must earn a minimum of 30 of their last 60 credits at UW-Parkside toward their degree to fulfill the residency requirement. Individual departments and programs may require that certain courses be taken at UW-Parkside.
11. If a student earns transfer credits via a transfer or articulation agreement and subsequently changes his/ her academic major or program, all transfer credits may be reevaluated to determine if, and how they apply to the new major or program.
12. Students may appeal any course transfer determination by contacting in writing, the UW-Parkside Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students will be required to supply a course syllabus used during the term and year the course was completed.
* Transfer students in business management online and sustainable management and health information management and technology collaborative, online degree-completion programs will be exempt from the university's foreign language requirement. See appropriate academic section for further information.
Certification of Transfer Students in Skills Requirements
The same policy shall apply to transfer students holding acceptable associate degrees, provided they have completed 45 or more transferable credits.
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As a transfer student at Parkside, you will:
At Parkside, we proudly maintain strong partnerships with many regional colleges and universities. Our transfer admissions counselors provide guidance and prepare timely and accurate transfer credit evaluations, allowing you to maximize transfer credit and make informed decisions.
At Parkside, we believe an amazing education should also be affordable. Our tuition and fees are the lowest in the UW System and our accessibility helps students succeed.
At Parkside, we are committed to the success of transfer students and the Parkside experience is designed to support your path to graduation. Transfer students benefit from small class sizes, individualized support from staff and faculty, and learning within and beyond the classroom.