Special Programs

Guaranteed Transfer


Students have a variety of reasons to start off their college career at a smaller school and then transfer to UW-Milwaukee to finish their degree. Whether you choose this route because of family, work or money reasons, or because you want to improve your academic credentials so that you meet UW-Milwaukee admission requirements, the Guaranteed Transfer Program is a wonderful option. It means you can begin your education at one of the UW-Colleges, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Madison College, or Nicolet Area Technical College and then transfer to UWM to finish your major requirements and earn your undergraduate degree.

Beginning Points in the Guaranteed Transfer Program

Overview of UWM's Transfer Admission Requirements

Breakdown of the UWM Application Process

How Your Coursework Will Transfer to UWM
School/College InformationThe UWM school or college to which you apply has certain credit and grade point average requirements which are described below.

School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Contact: Tammy Taylor
Phone: 414-229-4015

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning if you complete a minimum of 24 degree credits at a UW College or Milwaukee Area Technical College and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point the term prior to transfer. We strongly encourage our applicants to transfer to UWM upon completion of 24 degree credits. The courses needed to advance to the Architecture Level II Program are not available at the UW Colleges or MATC beyond that point.

Because of the competitive nature of the program, students should strive to be in the 3.3-4.0 GPA range to be competitive.

Peck School of the Arts
Contact: Louis Molina
Phone: 414-229-4763

Many of the programs in the Peck School of the Arts require either a portfolio or audition for admission to the school. You must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point the term prior to transfer. We offer degrees in Visual Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, Film and Inter Arts. You are encouraged to transfer to UWM after two semesters because specific courses may not be available at your campus. To determine the best time to transfer, please contact the Peck School of the Arts during your first year of enrollment at your institution.
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
Contact: Quincy LaGrant
Phone: 414-229-6472

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to the business-intended program in the Lubar School of Business if you complete a minimum of 54 credits at a UW College or Milwaukee Area Technical College within three academic years and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point the term prior to transfer.

School of Education
Contact: Tamara Badura
Phone: 414-229-4721

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to the pre-education program in the UWM School of Education if you complete a minimum of 24 credits at a UW College or Milwaukee Area Technical College and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point average in the term prior to transfer.

It is important that you understand that a 2.5 grade point average is the minimum requirement for applying to the major upon completion of 58 credits. We strongly recommend that you maintain a minimum cumulative average of 2.5 rather than 2.0. Additionally, we strongly recommend that you contact the School of Education for information about your intended major early in your program, but certainly near the time to transfer.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Contact: Todd Johnson
Phone: 414-229-4667

You are guaranteed admission to the UWM College of Engineering & Applied if you complete a minimum of 24 degree credits at a UW College or Milwaukee Area Technical College with a 2.00 GPA and have completed the equivalent to UWM Math 231 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (UWC Math 221 or MATC Math 231) with a C or better grade.

College of Health Sciences
Contact: Michelle Janowiak
Phone: 414-229-5092

The College of Health Sciences strongly encourages applicants to transfer to UWM upon completion of 24 credits, since courses needed to advance to the major are often not available at the UW Colleges or Milwaukee Area Technical College beyond that point. Please contact Michelle Janowiak, Student Services Coordinator in the College of Health Sciences, to discuss your particular program and to determine the most appropriate time for you to transfer to UWM.

School of Information Studies
Contact: Toby Deutsch and Angie Sadowsky
Phone: 414-229-4707

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to the UWM School of Information Studies if you complete a minimum of 54 credits at a UW College or Milwaukee Area Technical College within three academic years and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point the term prior to transfer.

College of Letters and Science
Contact: Richard Church
Phone: 414-229-4654

Admission is guaranteed for anyone completing a minimum of 54 credits at a UW College within three academic years and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point in the term prior to transfer. Admission is guaranteed for anyone completing a minimum of 54 Liberal Arts and Sciences credits at Milwaukee Area Technical College within five academic years and maintaining at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. Admission to the College of Letters and Science does not guarantee admission to a particular major which may have additional requirements depending on the program.

If you would like to speak with an Advisor in the Multicultural Student Support Services, please contact the following:

African American Student Academic Services: 414-229-6657
American Indian Student Services: 414-229-5880
Roberto Hernandez Center: 414-229-6156
Southeast Asian-American Student Services: 414-229-5282

College of Nursing
Contact: Donna Wier
Phone: 414-229-5481

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to UWM if you complete a minimum of 54 credits at Milwaukee Area Technical College or a UW College within three academic years and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a 2.5 grade point the term prior to transfer. You must also have a grade of B or higher in one of our required sciences to be admissible to the College of Nursing as a transfer student. This does not mean you have been admitted to the professional nursing major. For some students, it is possible and in some cases advisable to transfer to UWM after 15 but before 54 credits are earned. To determine the best time to transfer, please contact the College of Nursing during your first year of enrollment and stay in contact with her throughout your college career.

The College of Nursing requires you to be admitted to both the University and to the Professional Nursing Major (the clinical program). For admission to UW-Milwaukee, please submit a UW System application for admission (www.apply.wisconsin.edu), high school transcripts, and all college transcripts to UW-Milwaukee prior to February 15 for admission in Fall or December 1 for admission in Spring.

Admission to the professional major is a selective process based on your academic and personal qualifications for baccalaureate study in Nursing, space and resource availability, educational facilities of the School, and other relevant factors. Application for admission to the professional major is made through the College of Nursing Student Affairs Office (135 Cunningham Building). Students should apply six to nine months prior to beginning the clinical portion of the major.

Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Contact: Kelby Spann
Phone: 414-229-4851

Under this program, you are guaranteed admission to the UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare if you complete a minimum of 54 credits at the UW Colleges or Milwaukee Area Technical College within three academic years and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.0 grade point the term prior to transfer. After your admission to the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, you will need to apply for admission to the Social Work or Criminal Justice major once you have junior standing. The cumulative grade point average for these majors (2.5) is higher than that required for admission to the University (2.0).

Articulation Agreements & Degree Completion Programs



As part of its effort to create a student-oriented transfer process for an increasingly mobile society, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee works diligently to identify two-year Associate Degree programs offered by the Wisconsin Technical College System that have direct relationships with Baccalaureate Degree programs at UWM. When appropriate, articulation agreements are created for such programs. These agreements allow students who complete the associate degree to transfer certain related occupational and technical credits toward the corresponding UWM Baccalaureate Degree program. 

Wisconsin Technical College System-Wide Agreements
Technical Nursing Collaborative Nursing Program
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Community Education
Blackhawk Technical College
BTC Programs UWM Programs
Fox Valley Technical College
FVTC Programs UWM Programs
CIS Microcomputer Specialist Information Science & Technology
CIS Network Specialist Information Science & Technology
CIS Programmer/Analyst Information Science & Technology
Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Therapy
Gateway Technical College
GTC Programs UWM Programs
Computer Information Systems Information Science & Technology
Lakeshore Technical College
LTC Programs UWM Programs
Madison Area Technical College
MATC-Madison Programs UWM Programs
Architectural Technician Architectural Studies
Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Recreation Resources Operation Kinesiology with Exercise & Fitness submajor
Human Services Social Work
Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Criminal Justice
Milwaukee Area Technical College
MATC-Milwaukee Programs UWM Programs
Architectural Technology Architectural Studies
Medical Laboratory Technology Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Police Science Criminal Justice
Human Services Social Work
Human Services Community Education
eCommerce/Web Administration Information Science & Technology
CIS - Network Specialist Information Science & Technology
CIS - Programmer/Analyst Information Science & Technology
CIS - Microcomputer Specialist Information Science & Technology
Information Security Specialist Information Science & Technology
Visual Communication
Computer Graphics
Information Science & Technology
Marketing Communications Information Science & Technology
Moraine Park Technical College
MPTC Programs UWM Programs
CIS - Network Specialist Information Science & Technology
CIS - Technical Support Specialist Information Science & Technology
Web Developer Information Science & Technology
1) Computer Information Security
2) Multimedia for the Web
3) Web Programming
Information Science & Technology
Business and Technology Coordinator Information Science & Technology
CIS - Micro Programmer Specialist Information Science & Technology
North Central Technical College
NTC Programs UWM Programs
Interpreter
Training ASL Studies
Waukesha County Technical College
WCTC Programs UWM Programs
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Human Services
Social Work
Industrial Occupations Division Computer Science
Engineering
IT - Computer Support Specialist Information Science & Technology
IT - Network Specialist Information Science & Technology
IT - Programmer/Analyst Information Science & Technology
Law Enforcement Criminal Justice
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
WITC Programs UWM Programs
Degree Completion Programs
Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies
School of Information Studies