Credit Transfer and Advising Tools

Maximize your previous credits and degrees in the Falcon Fast Lane at UW-River Falls!

Where Faculty and College Advisors, Department Chairs, and Academic Deans work with transfer students to help them best apply their credits:

  • Associates of Arts (AA) degrees from WI and MN will grant a waiver of University Requirements AND General Education requirements (except for one Multidisciplinary Inquiry course). Specific college, degree, licensure, and pre-requisite requirements still must be completed with individual courses.
  • The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will grant a waiver of General Education requirements (except for one Multidisciplinary Inquiry course and 2-credits of Personal Health and Wellness courses). Specific college, degree, licensure, and pre-requisite requirements still must be completed with individual courses.



View how credits transferlink from many institutions, especially in MN and WI. Use this tool to load your courses to see how they would be accepted at UW-River Falls and run a degree-audit projection. MnSCU students can simply import their courses via their MnSCU login.

The Falcon Fast Lane

Take the right courses for your major before transferring to UW-River Falls to reduce your overall timeline to graduation. Discover your top priorities and take the guesswork out of planning your transfer! 

Transfer Information System

The UW Transfer Information System (TISlink) is designed to provide information on what courses transfer within the UW System. 

Transfer Guides

View campus specific guides for how classes transfer.

Articulation Agreements

UW-River Falls supports these Articulation Agreements with community colleges, technical colleges, and universities to typically link the completion of technical degrees to specific programs at UW-River Falls with enhanced transfer of credit.  For complete details of any of these agreements, contact your program adviser at your college or the UW-River Falls Admissions Office.

AP, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate

Additionally, River Falls grants credit based on a variety of exams, including Advanced Placementdocument, International Baccalaureatedocument, and the College-Level Examination Programdocument (CLEP). UWRF does not award credit for these exams that have been recorded on a previous institution's transcript. The student should have the scores sent directly from the testing agency to River Falls.

Credit for Military Experience

River Falls will evaluate Military Transcripts for transfer credit. Generally, Military Credit is accepted for General Education requirements and other baccalaureate courses. Also, credit awarded for vocational/technical training or in a Military Occupational Specialty will not be accepted. In order to award credit we must have an official transcript sent.

To order your transcripts please follow the links below.

Air Forcelink

Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corpslink

Awarding of Transfer Credit

Credit may be awarded from regionally accredited institutionslink for courses that are non-remedial, non-technical, non-vocational, and non-doctrinal in nature. Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions may be reviewed by the appropriate department to determine appropriate application of transfer credits. A maximum of 72-credits can be accepted from two-year colleges. 30-credits must be complete at UW-River Falls (with 6-credits in the major and 3-credits in the minor).

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