University Transfer

Start a four-year university education at a fraction of the cost!

With a variety of transfer options, you can start here and earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree from one of many four-year universities. Choose from:

Associate of Science/Liberal Arts Transfer Degree

The ASLA Transfer Degree is a two-year degree designed to provide you with the general education credits commonly accepted for transfer into a wide range of bachelor's degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.

University Transfer Pathways

If you're not looking for a full degree from Western, there are other options for transferring select general education credits.

Start and finish online. Choose general education courses that are completely online with no need to travel to campus.

If you're not sure what major you want to pursue, this is a great, cost-effective way to start on your bachelor's degree. Take higher-level general studies courses from the ASLA program that apply to a variety of degrees while you decide on a career path. Some are offered online, others are face-to-face.

Transfer Agreements by Program

Several of Western's associate degree programs transfer directly into specific bachelor degree programs. See the complete list, or check the individual program pages for university transfer agreements available for that particular program.

Important Transfer Information

Deciding to be a transfer student is an important decision. It is key to plan ahead and weigh all the information before deciding if being a transfer student is right for you.

Plan Ahead

Transferring works best if you have a plan. The more you can tell us about your goals, the more we can help get you there. If you are unsure, Western staff can help you develop a transfer plan.

Transfer Information Can Change

Every college and university changes its majors and programs from time to time. It is important that once you have decided on a transfer institution, you connect with them and find out the latest on any admission or program changes. 

The Transfer Institution Decides What They Will Accept

Transfer institutions are the final decision maker on what will transfer in. As information changes, students are responsible for making sure that their credits will transfer. 

The Transfer Institution Makes the Admission Decision

Colleges and universities will decide their own admission process and standards. It is important to be in close contact with the admissions office of the institution to which you plan to transfer, so that you know how to complete application materials before deadlines.

UW Transfer Information System

Many Western courses are accepted throughout the UW System. Use the Transfer Information System for a list of specific courses as well as transfer tips and resources about the agreements between the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin System.


Can't decide which is right for you? Meet with an advisor to find the transfer option that helps you reach your goal!