New Student Reg 2013

Transfer Students

Credit Transfer and Advising Tools

Maximize your previous credits and degrees at UW-River Falls

Where faculty and college advisers, department chairs, and academic deans work with transfer students individually to help them best apply their credits:

  • The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will grant a waiver of General Education requirements (except for a 1-credit Health and Fitness for Life course). Specific college, degree, licensure, and prerequisite requirements still must be completed with individual courses. 
  • Associates of Arts (AA) degrees from Wisconsin and Minnesota will grant a waiver of University Requirements AND General Education requirements. Specific degree, licensure, and prerequisite requirements still must be completed with individual courses. AA degrees from other states are reviewed individually to see if they qualify for a similar waiver.
  • Technical classes and Technical Degrees (AS - Associate of Science & AAS Associate of Applied Science) are reviewed by faculty advisors for course-by-course transfer.
  • Credit is commonly awarded from accredited 2-year & 4-year institutions for courses that are non-remedial.

Transfer Credit from Minnesota

Learn more about transferring from Minnesota

Transfer Credit from Wisconsin

Learn more about transferring from Wisconsin

AP, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate

Credit can be earned based on a variety of exams, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and the College-Level Examination Program (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 & Support for Military Experience

Military Credit is typically accepted for General Education requirements (Personal Health and Wellness area is often waived for Basic Training completion & Global Perspectives area may be waived for service overseas) and other baccalaureate courses. In order to award credit we must have an official transcript sent using the links below:

Air Force

Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps

The Veteran Services Office at UW-River Falls provides proactive and individualized support for incoming veterans and family members.

Awarding of Transfer Credit

Credit from non-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. A minimum of 30 credits must be complete at UW-River Falls (with 6 credits in the major and 3 credits in the minor). Articulation Agreements are archived in the Provost's Office.

Transfer Credit Policy [PDF]

Prior Learning Policy [PDF]

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