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Transfer Application and Requirements

Applying for Admission is Simple

Apply today for the many benefits of early Admission! Once admitted, students can:

  • Apply online for Falcon Transfer Scholarships of $2500 by April 1st (for Summer or Fall transfers)
    • UW-RF has been named a "Best Value" for 2015 by Educate to Career by measuring cost of attendance to career outcome
  • Submit enrollment deposits and on-campus housing applications
  • Register for an earlier Advising & Registration session
  • Receive your initial credit evaluation sooner 

1. Application: Complete the UW System applicationlink for undergraduate admission. 

2. Application Fee: Pay a one-time application fee of $44 if you are applying as a degree-seeking student. This fee is not required if your last institution attended was a two-year UW Colleges campus.

3. Transcripts: Request official transcripts from previous institutions attended and have them sent directly to the River Falls Admissions Office. If you will have completed less than 24 credits by your first semester at UW-River Falls, also submit an official high school transcript. Students must have 12 or more credits completed to be considered as a Transfer Student for admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

Transfer students typically have a 2.2 or higher GPA from previous institutions, with some programs requiring higher GPAs:

  • Accounting (2.6)
  • Animal/Dairy Science (2.6)
  • Business Administration (2.6)
  • Computer Science (2.6)
  • Economics (2.6)
  • Elementary Education (3.0)
  • Health and Human Performance
    • Exercise Science (2.5)
    • Health and Physical Education (3.0)
  • Secondary Education (2.75)
  • Social Work (2.6)

Applicants are given a comprehensive review. Applying as a major listed above typically requires that cumulative GPA (from all institutions attended) to be posted at the time of application to the University.

Appeal Process

Every application denied has already been through a comprehensive review. For an appeal to be considered, it must bring to light new academic and/or personal information, as well as details pertaining to extenuating circumstances that were not addressed in the initial application. The appeal letter must be written and submitted by the applicant and sent to the Admissions Office (e-mail is acceptable, A complete appeal includes: the appeal letter, an updated official transcript (if transcript with initial application contained "in progess" courses), and a recommendation letter supporting your appeal. Applicants can only appeal once and decisions resulting from an appeal are final. We will not accept appeals filed on behalf of the student by a parent, counselor, teacher, friend, etc. Appeals will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.

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