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Transfer Students

How to Apply


Application Process

To apply for admission, you will need to send the following:

1. Online Application: Please complete the UW System Application.

2. Application Fee: There is a non-refundable fee of $50. The fee can be paid online through the UW System application or to the Admissions Office. This is not required if your last college was a two-year UW College.

3. High School Transcript: An official final high school transcript is required to verify graduation but may also be used for admission consideration for students with less than 24 transfer credits. If you have completed less than 12 credits when applying, also send official ACT scores.

4. College Transcripts: Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended should be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Send your transcripts as soon as possible even if you have courses listed as "in-progress." 

When requesting your official transcripts, please have them sent directly to:

UWRF Admissions
112 South Hall
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022

Electronic transcripts emailed from the institution may be sent to

Admission Requirements

Transfer students must have a 2.0 or higher overall GPA from previous institutions. Applicants are given a comprehensive review. Programs below may require a higher GPA:

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

Music Program Note: Students admitted to UWRF as music majors must also complete an audition through the Music Department. For more details, visit the Music Department’s audition information web page.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
112 South Hall (map)
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.