Transfer Students

Welcome to the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences!

Whether you’re just starting to plan your transfer, are in the middle of the admissions process, or are already enrolled, CALS is here for you. Our transfer students are a very important part of our college.

You bring diverse experiences, come from a wide range of institutions, and carry with you a unique set of strengths and transferable skills.

Our goal is to get to know you better, to help you get connected at CALS, and to make sure you get the information and assistance you need to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Talk to an Advisor

Our advisors work specifically with prospective students who are interested in agricultural and life sciences and are thinking about transferring to UW-Madison. We can meet with you before you even apply!

Topics we can discuss include transfer credit evaluation, majors and degree requirements, course selection, the application process, and the CALS experience. We can help connect you to information and resources that you need or are interested in.

Call Us: (608)262-3003
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Transfer Credit

The Office of the Registrar evaluates credit for incoming transfer students. They do not pre-equate courses for prospective students, but there are resources to help determine how credit will transfer.

The Credit Transfer Wizards contain equivalents for all freshman and sophomore level courses at any UW System or Wisconsin Technical College campus.

The UW-Madison Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) contains equivalents for two-year schools in northern Illinois and in the Minneapolis and Rochester areas of Minnesota, as well as for the College of Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College.

Tip: Save your syllabi! They may be needed if you wish to appeal an evaluation decision.

Ready to Apply?

UW-Madison has a central Office of Admissions and Recruitment for all students. Application deadlines are typically at the beginning of February and March for admission to the following fall term, and the beginning of October for admission to the following spring term.

Resources & FAQs

UW-Madison’s Transfer Transition Program is available to all prospective and admitted transfer students. They have a wealth of resouces to help make your transfer as easy as possible.

Office of Academic Affairs

116 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm

For current & prospective student general inquiries:
Phone: 608.262.3003