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Transfer Application and Requirements


Applying for Admission is Simple

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 all previous institutions attended and have them sent directly to the River Falls Admissions Office. If you have completed less than 24 credits when applying, you must 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. 

It is best to send your transcripts as soon as possible even if you have courses listed as "in-progress", unless you are wanting to use current classes to raise your posted GPA or reach 12 or 24 completed credits. "In-progress" classes are evaluated for credit transfer.

Admission Requirements

Transfer students typically have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA from previous institutions. Students with GPAs between 2.0-2.5 should still apply. Some programs do typically require 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 usually requires that cumulative GPA (from all institutions attended) to be posted at the time of application to the University, with some exceptions.

Apply Today! Once Admitted...

  • Sign-up online or over the phone at 715-425-3500 for a New Student Registration program for Fall 2015 classes
    • Programs are available starting again on August 27th until September 9th
    • Well over 100 Transfer Students successfully transition to UWRF each year during these dates
  • Self-Enroll online for Summer 2015 classes, if applying for Summer 2015
    • Class start dates vary throughout the summer
  • Receive your initial transfer credit evaluation and begin fine-tuning your credits with your advisor and department
  • Submit on-campus housing applications for better matching of preferences (if living on campus)
    • Housing is still typically available for Fall 2015 throughout the summer

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 progress" 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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