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General Reference Transfer Guide

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Application Process

Early application is recommended as the University of Wisconin- Parkside operates on a rolling admission schedule and reserves the right to stop accepting applications as needed. Students likely to be admitted will have a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • Complete an online application at https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
  • Sumbit application fee*
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript, adult high school diploma, HSED, or GED**
  • Submit official transcripts from ALL previous institutions of higher education**

*Fee waivers are available for applicants with financial hardship; call (262) 595-2355 to request a waiver
**All transcripts MUST be official and come directly from the institution


A tool designed to reveal how UW-Parkside will likely award credit for transferable courses.
Accessible Here

Calculation of Cumulative Transfer GPA:
Based on transferrable courses from all institutions attended, including grades of "F". If a course is retaken, the most recent grade is used.

Tuition and Scholarships


Out-of-State Scholarship Program

UW-Parkside offers generous nonresident scholarship opportunites which are automatically applied based on transfer GPA.

  • 3.0 - 3.24: $5,000
  • 3.25 - 3.49: $6,000
  • 3.50 or above: $7,000

Phi Theta Kappa (graduated from an accredited community college with an AA or AS and an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society: $7,000

General University Scholarships Students MUST be admitted by February 1 to be considered for additional scholarships. Application for admission to the university acts as the scholarship application.

More information about scholarships and aid can be found here:



Students who earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Science (A.S.) degree, with at least 45 transferable credits, from and accreddited college parallel liberal arts program will be considered to have completed the general education and skills (English and math) requirements* for degree completion. Students must still satisfy the ethnic diversity and foreign language requirmeents. This guide can be used to help students who are not completing a degree program to choose courses which will transfer to Parkside and apply towards degree progress. *Additional English and/ or math may be required based on major program.

Every effort is made to maintain accurate informnation; however, this information is subject to chnage. It is always best to consult with your academic advisor or a Parkside admissions counselor to ensure accuracy of equivilancies in your transfer plan. Students may utilize the Student Transfer Assessment Report (STAR) which can be found at https://www.uwp.edu/apply/admissions/transfer/star.cfm

English and Math Computational Skills

ENG 122 Composition and Reading ENGL 101
MTH 108** College Algebra I MATH 111

** Additional courses which meet the Parkside math requirement from CLC include: MTH 105, 117, 118, 122, 123, 124, 127, 140, 142, and 144. Consult a Parkside transfer admissions counselor if you have taken a course not listed.


Foreign Language Requirements

  • Must be filled by one of the following options:
  • Two years of one language in high school with a grade of C or better in the second year
  • Complete course at 104 level or above at Parkside (or equivalent)
  • Two college semesters of one foreign langauge from an accredited institution


    Ethnic Diversity Requirement
    The following CLC courses meet the ethnic diversity requirement:

    EDU 224, ENG 246, ENG 263, ENG 264, HST 240, HST 241, PDS 123, THE 123

    Additional courses may qualify. Please contact a transfer admissions counselor at Parkside to discuss other options. Completion of A.A. or A.S. degree does not exempt the student from this requirement.


    General Education Requirement
    The general education curriculum provides students with exposure to different disciplines and subject matter. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 credits outside of the skills requirements, distributed across three distribution areas. Information regarding the general education curriculum can be found here: https://www.uwp.edu/learn/departments/generaleducation/

November 2019

1. Humanities and the Arts: 12 credits required from at least three different departments
2. Social and Behavioral Science: 12 credits required from at least three different departments
3. Natural Science: 12 credits required from at least three different departments

CLC course recommendations are shown below. Additional courses may qualify. Please contact a transfer admissions counselor at Parkside to discuss other options. Completion of an A.A. or A.S. degree waives the student from completing any additional general education courses.

Humanities & Arts Social & Behavioral Sciences Natural Sciences


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the College of Lake County have produced this guide as a tool for students. Every effort is made to maintain accurate information; however, this guide is subject to change. Final responsibility for verifying information rests with the student. Please feel free to contact a transfer representative:

University of Wisconsin-Parkside:
Seth Lane, Transfer Admissions Counselor (262) 595-3160 / lanes@uwp.edu

Jenna Balek, Transfer Admissions Counselor (262) 595-2300 / balek@uwp.edu

College of Lake County:
Counseling, Advising, and Transfer Center (847) 543-2060 / https://www.clcillinois.edu/student-services/counseling-advising-transfer


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