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Are you ready to take the next step in your academic career? Whatever your reason for wanting a change, we’re thrilled you’re considering UW-River Falls. Being a Falcon means you are part of a vibrant community full of diverse ideas and people. You’re going to get hands-on experience, benefit from personalized learning and have access to unique opportunities ranging from undergraduate research to study abroad trips.

The Transfer Experience

The key to a smooth and successful transfer experience is good planning. Right from the jump, we work with you to figure out how your credits will transfer. To assist the process, make sure you research degree requirements, communicate with your current adviser and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Transfer Resources

"Will my credits transfer?" We're committed to helping you through the entire transfer process, including determining what credits may transfer. As a transfer student, advisers, department chairs and academic deans work with you individually to help you best apply your credits. Prospective transfer students work with their advisers to make the pieces fit. Explore our resources to ensure you maximize your credit transfer options.

Please note: If your course is not listed in one of these credit transfer tools, it doesn’t mean your credit won't transfer, it may just indicate the credit hasn’t been evaluated yet. You will work with your adviser to transfer in credit that hasn’t been evaluated. Credit exceptions are very common. 

Transferology is an online tool where you can view course equivalencies, see program requirements, enter and store coursework and even request an evaluation of transfer work against a program.

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Visit Transfer Wisconsin to learn more about how courses transfer in the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College and Tribal College systems.

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 must still 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 advisers for course-by-course transfer.

Completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will grant a waiver of General Education and University Requirements (except for a one-credit Health and Fitness for Life course). Specific college, degree, licensure and prerequisite requirements must still be completed with individual courses.

Credit can be earned via a variety of exams. We don’t award credit for these exams when they have been recorded on a previous institution's transcript so you should have the scores sent directly to us from the testing agency. 

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

An official transfer credit evaluation will be prepared for you by the Registrar's Office upon your admission. Credit from non-accredited institutions may be reviewed by the appropriate department to determine application of transfer credits. A maximum of 72 credits can be accepted from community and technical colleges and a minimum of 30 credits must be completed here at UWRF (with six credits in your major and three credits in your minor).

Transfer Credit Policy

Prior Learning Policy

Have you served? Military Credit is typically accepted for General Education requirements (the Personal Health and Wellness area is often waived for Basic Training completion and the Global Perspectives area may be waived for service overseas) and other baccalaureate courses. To award credit, we must receive an official transcript.

Let’s Do This!

Ready to apply? (Don’t worry, we’ve made it simple!)

1. Complete an online application at OR via the Common App at options are FREE!)
2. Submit official college transcripts*

*Please submit an official transcript for each college or university you have attended. Prior to enrollment, you will also need to provide a copy of your official high school transcript to verify your graduation.

We prefer that transcripts are sent electronically, when possible. Please have transcripts delivered through electronic transcript service delivered to If sending hard copy transcripts, please request they be addressed to:

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

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Did you know there isn’t just one way to get to know UWRF? Are you ready to head to campus and see us in person or maybe you want to learn more from the comfort of your home? Are you looking for a one-on-one experience with one of our admissions counselors or do you just want some general information about us? No matter where you’re located or where you are in your college search process, we’ve got options just for you! Learn more about our visit options here.

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You’re in! Now what? We've created a handy checklist with all your must-do items to complete before you arrive on campus. 

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Paying for College

Paying for college is an important topic – and a conversation we all need to have! We’ve got answers to your questions and important information on your next steps.

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We’re here to help you during every step of the application and admissions process so don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance!

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