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On-Campus Transfer into CALS
Students wishing to transfer into the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) should meet with the advisor for their intended CALS major. Students still exploring majors should meet with an advisor in the CALS Office of Academic Affairs. The advisor will submit your request for processing or provide you with further information.
Students may initiate the transfer process at any time by meeting with a CALS advisor. However, it may take up to four weeks to process your request, and requests received toward the end of a semester/term may not be effective until the next semester/term. Please plan accordingly.
Students may transfer to CALS from other schools and colleges at UW–Madison if they:
- are in good academic standing with the college or school in which they are enrolled,
- meet any special requirements as specified by the intended major, and
- have earned fewer than 86 credits, which is the threshold for senior status.
Students who wish to transfer to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and do not meet these criteria should meet with a Dean-on-Call in the Academic Affairs office to discuss their situation. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, particularly in situations where a student has senior standing before their fourth year of college.
Students who have been dropped by another college or school must be readmitted to that college or school before being considered for transfer into the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. However, being readmitted for transfer purposes by another school or college does not guarantee acceptance by CALS.