Transferring Credits into Western Technical College
Welcome. We are glad you are thinking about continuing your education at Western. If you have taken classes at another institution, you should know that you may have earned college credit at Western before even taking a class. Western grants credits for everything from classes taken at other institutions to credit for military experience. Transfer credit from another college, technical college, or university may be awarded for course work in which the student earned a C or higher. Successful completion of a WTCS program of apprentice-related technical instruction may also provide you with credit for prior education.
Western requires that an application be on file and complete (application fee paid/testing/ transcripts) in order for an evaluation to be processed. The credit evaluation will be evaluated for the program listed on your application.
To find out if you earned credit from classes taken at another college (including Youth Options/PSEO classes):
- Send official transcripts from each institution attended to Western Technical College, Office of Admissions.
- Complete the Transfer Evaluation Form and list all colleges you have attended.
- Transfer credit evaluation can take up to six weeks, so it is ideal to plan early.
Additional ways to earn credit for prior learning or experience include the Challenge Exam, CLEP Exam, and Credit for Work Experience.
For more information about earning transfer credit, contact Tina Allenallent@westerntc.edu 608.785.9221.
Are There Credits You Think Should Have Transferred But Didn't?
Transfer Credit Appeal Process
The following steps are designed to provide a means for you to seek review of credit for prior learning decisions:
- The student must submit a typewritten statement to the transfer evaluator no later than 14 business days following the communication of the decision. The request must detail the basis for the allegation, that the decision regarding credit for prior learning was arbitrary and capricious, and must present the relevant evidence.
- The division dean or designee will review the student's statement and may request to meet with the student to gain further information.
- The dean will make a final decision after full consideration of the information. Within one week of receiving the student's appeal, the dean will communicate the final decision regarding the request for credit for prior learning to the student and the transfer evaluator.
- The decision of the division dean is final. A student who files a written request for review shall be expected to abide by the final disposition of the review and may not seek further review of the matter under any procedure within the College.