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UW System -- Transfer Information System (TIS)
1634 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Transfer Information System (TIS)
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students who:
  • Begin as a new freshman at the University of Wisconsin Colleges.
  • Submit a Declaration of Intent to Participate form at any time prior to the start of your sophomore year (30 credits) in the UW Colleges. 
  • Complete, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (3.2 for UW-Madison for students admitted to UW Colleges beginning in the Spring 2017 semester, 2.8 for students admitted to UW Colleges prior to the spring 2017 semester), the number of credits required for junior status at the 4-year institution. You have three academic years from the time of enrolling at the UW Colleges in which to complete the minimum credits required. The 4-year institution may make exceptions to the required number of credits for those majors/programs for which early transfer is recommended.
    Please note: Some transfer G.P.A.s are calculated using the formula/method of the 4-year campus.
    • UW-Madison computes the G.P.A. for transfer students in accordance with UW-Madison's grading practices. Accordingly for any UW Colleges student who repeated a course, both grades are computed in determining the UW Madison G.P.A.. Thus, the student's UW College G.P.A.could be different from the G.P.A.used by UW-Madison to determine whether the minimum GPA is met.
    • UW-Whitewater computes grade point average for transfer admission based on current UW-Whitewater grading policy. Under this policy, courses may be repeated only if the original grade is C- or lower. Additionally, courses may be repeated only one time; subsequent attempts of F grades will be averaged until the student has passed the course. Also, incomplete grades will be considered as F for purposes of determining grade point average.
  • You must apply to the intended UW 4-year institution and must meet the same criteria (e.g., GPA, course requirements, etc.) for admission to specific majors/programs as continuing students. The Guaranteed Transfer Program guarantees admission to the baccalaureate institution only and not to the specific program or major. Please note: UW-Madison has an application deadline for Transfer Contract students. For more information visit UW-Madison's transfer agreements page.

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Created:2009-06-07 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-03-02 16:23 CDT
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