The transfer application process -- in two easy steps

step 1

Complete the UW System Online Application

Create an account and start a new application for Parkside at




step 2

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have ever attended

Official transcripts must be submitted for all colleges/universities ever attended, whether courses will transfer or not. All transcripts must be official and come directly from the institution.

Where to submit materials

UW-Parkside Admissions
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144



If you are currently in your first semester of college or if you believe you have under 12 transferrable credits, you will need to follow the first-year student process.

Frequently Asked Questions


UW-Parkside completes a comprehensive review with each application we receive. 

Both academic and non-academic factors are used to make an admission decision. Academic factors include academic rigor, GPA, trends in grades, and standardized test scores. Non-academic factors include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, special talent and ability, and personal characteristics that contribute to the strengths and diversity of the university.

The most competitive candidates for admission present positive factors in their application that are both academic and nonacademic. If you have been denied admission and wish to learn about the appeal process, please contact the Admissions Office.

Transfer students who are likely to be admitted will have:

At least 12 transferrable credits.  Find out how your credits transfer.
A 2.0 or higher in transferrable course work

UW-Parkside operates on a rolling admission basis and, as such, we reserve the right to stop accepting applications when we believe the enrollment capacities for the campus can be satisfied by the number of students already admitted.  We encourage you to complete your application early.

UW-Parkside anticipates closing admission for new freshmen and transfer students in August for Fall semester and January for Spring semester. All application materials (including the application, transcripts, fees, test scores, etc.) need to arrive to admissions before the end of business each of these days.

You can check your "To Do List" in SOLAR for missing materials. Read the tutorial here.

You can also call the Office of Admissions at 262-595-2355 or email

Applications are reviewed once all application materials arrive.  If one item is missing, that will hold up the entire application review process.

Once all materials are received, a decision is typically made within 3-5 business days.  At peak times and for students with a large number of transfer credits, additional days may be required.

Applicants typically receive their decision letter within two weeks of submitting all materials.

After all required application materials are submitted, the admissions team will review the application and make a decision. A decision letter is then sent by mail. Typically, this arrives within two weeks after all materials are submitted.

You may also call us to check the status of your application: 262-595-2355. A decision can only be shared directly with the student who applied.

If any Advanced Placement (AP) courses exams were taken, scores must be sent prior to the start of the first semester of attendance to receive credit. View the Advanced Placement score equivalencies. Scores are not required for an admissions decision.

After you have applied, here are your next steps

Activating your Parkside account helps new applicants stay informed and monitor the progress of their application. You are required to do this before you can access SOLAR, RangerMail, or any other Parkside account.

Keep track of your application by using your online account (SOLAR) to see your "To Do" list. Once materials are submitted, we will process your application within 7-10 days. Your decision letter will be sent by mail.

Parkside will now start contacting you through your RangerMail. Check it regularly and use it to communicate with us about your application. Make sure to use after your username to log in.

Talk with a counselor

(262) 595-2355

900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144

Student Center D105
Park in Lot A 

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