Transferology User Guide

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This document outlines how to use Transferology to view course equivalencies.

Overview

Transferology is designed to support the needs of students to view course equivalencies. Accounts are free for students to create at Transferology.com. Students can enter courses at another institution to view how they transfer to UW-Madison. Students can also search for a replacement course, which is a course at another institution that is a direct equivalent to a UW-Madison Course.

Transferology does not have equivalencies for every course from every institution. If you do not see an equivalent, that doesn't mean the course isn't transferable; it simply means that it has not been reviewed  yet. 


Create an Account

1. Transferology.com and select Start Exploring. 

Main Page

2. Create a free account by entering your information and setting a password. 

Log in

Will My Courses Transfer? Function

This features allows you to enter courses from another institution to view how they will transfer to UW-Madison. 

1. For the school name, enter the institution where the course is offered. This should not be UW-Madison if you intend to see how the course will transfer to UW-Madison. 

2. For the Taken fields enter the term and year in which you took the course or plan to take the course. It is imperative that the semester and year are the correct term in which you took the course or plan to take the course. Equivalencies can change depending on when a course is completed. 

3. For the Department, it is the department at the transfer institution. This is not the UW-Madison department. Courses in that department will appear. Select the plus sign to add the course to My Courses. The course department and number must match exactly to the course at the transfer institution. For example, if Transferology shows MTH 101, and the course at the institution is MATH 101, the equivalency for MTH 101 is not valid for MATH 101. You may add several courses to My Courses from different institutions if you would like. 

Courses

4. Once all of the courses have been entered that you'd like to view equivalencies for, select Search for Matches.

5. Transferology shows all institutions that have equivalencies for the courses that were entered. To find how they transfer to UW-Madison, filter by typing in University of Wisconsin-Madison or use the "Looking for a particular school?" hyperlink to find UW-Madison.

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6. There are three potential tabs that will appear with the equivalencies that are entered. 

  • The matches indicate the  with the transfer course on the left side and the UW-Madison course on the right side. Direct equivalents do not show general education, level, or breadth attributes. Elective credits show the attributes by selecting the "i" button or expand all notes. 
  • The misses indicate courses that do not transfer and possible matches when additional coursework is completed. If additional coursework is shown as italicized, it must be completed in order to be awarded the equivalency shown. 
  • The maybes indicate courses that do not have a current equivalency. The course may or may not transfer.

Matches

Matches

Misses

Misses

7. For current UW-Madison students, during the Course Equivalency Service, equivalencies indicated as matches or misses will be honored if completed during the corresponding summer or winter. Courses that are listed as maybe, do not have an equivalency and a course equivalency request may be submitted. 

Find a Replacement Course Function

This features allows you to enter a UW-Madison course to verify if another institution offers a course that will transfer back to UW-Madison as a direct equivalent. The search function does not allow for searching for general education, breadth or level attributes.

1. For the the School You Currently Attend field, enter University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

2. For the Term, enter the term in which you plan to take the course at the transfer institution. It is imperative that the semester and year are the correct term in which you plan to take the course. Equivalencies can change depending on when a course is completed. 

3. For the Department, enter the UW-Madison department. UW-Madison courses appear. Select the plus sign to add the course that you wish to find an equivalency at another institution. 

Replacement Course

4. Once all of the courses have been entered that you'd like to view equivalencies, select Search for Matches.

5. Transferology shows all institutions that offer a course that is equivalent to the UW-Madison course that you selected. To find a specific institution, filter by typing in the institution name or use the "Looking for a particular school?" hyperlink to find the institution. On the right side, filters allow you to filter by distance from a zip code or state by selecting the appropriate drop downs and applying filters.

6. There are two potential tabs that will appear with courses that will transfer to UW-Madison as the indicated UW-Madison course. 

  • The Course Matches indicate the course at UW-Madison on the left side and the course to take at the transfer institution is in bold on the right side. If two courses are listed, both courses must be completed in order to earn the UW-Madison course equivalency. The course department and number must match exactly to the course at the transfer institution. For example, if Transferology shows to take MTH 101, and the course at the institution is MATH 101, the equivalency is not valid. 
  • The No Matches indicate that the transfer institution that you've selected does not have a course that is equivalent to the UW-Madison course. 

Course Matches

7. For current UW-Madison students, during the Course Equivalency Service, equivalencies indicated as matches will be honored if completed during the corresponding summer or winter. Courses that are listed as no match, do not have an equivalency; therefore a course equivalency request may be submitted. Please note, elective credits do not appear in the searches under Find a Replacement Course. Therefore, if you are looking to satisfy a specific general education requirement, breadth or level, they will not appear in Find a Replacement Course. Utilize the Will My Courses Transfer feature by inputting the course at the transfer institution to verify if we have an elective that satisfies the requirement(s). 


More Information and Support

Transferology has support documentation provided with the tool on the main Transferology.com homepage.  




Keywords:Registrar, Office of the Registrar, RO, transfer credit, course equivalency, course equivalency service, transferology, transferologylab   Doc ID:122108
Owner:Sarah D.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2022-10-25 12:52 CSTUpdated:2022-11-10 13:57 CST
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