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students attending a Wisconsin technical college had already earned college credits upon enrolling in a technical college program


of students transferring credits to Wisconsin technical colleges were from the UW System




credits were transferred into a Wisconsin technical college in 2018-19

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College is a big decision with a big investment.

Depending on your end goal, it may seem more approachable if you start with a short-term or two-year program and continue from there. Wisconsin technical colleges offer a variety of certificates and degrees designed to build on each other, giving you several options for degree completion and job advancement.

Many people who have earned a bachelor's degree return to one of our colleges to learn new or different skills, or to prepare for a technical occupation with more in-demand and high-paying job opportunities.

Transfer Credits to Wisconsin Technical Colleges

If you previously attended another college or university, you may be able to transfer credits or be granted credit for skills and knowledge you gained at that college. Wisconsin technical colleges also grant college credit for career-related learning, work experience and military service.

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Transfer Credits from Wisconsin Technical Colleges

All of our colleges have program-specific transfer agreements with four-year private colleges and universities and the University of Wisconsin System as well as some colleges and universities in other states. These agreements may contain course-to-course equivalencies, while others provide for a total program transfer.

Students can transfer at least 30 credits from a core set of 11 courses, such as Psychology, Sociology and Algebra/Trigonometry, directly into the four-year University of Wisconsin institutions. The Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA) between the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin System allows for roughly a year's worth of credits to be seamlessly applied toward a bachelor's degree.

An agreement with Wisconsin's private colleges includes more than a dozen popular introductory courses such as chemistry, psychology, and speech. Under the agreement, specified technical college credits will count toward requirements for a bachelor’s degree at a private college, provided the student earned a grade of “C” or better within the last ten years. Technical college students must also meet the admissions requirements of the private college.

Transferology logoYou can explore credit transfer between the our colleges and the UW System at the Transfer Wisconsin website. Transfer Wisconsin also includes agreements from the College of Menominee Nation and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.

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Credit Transfer Report

For a variety of reasons, college students now routinely attend multiple higher education institutions to achieve their academic and career goals. Nationally, more than one-third of college students transfer at least once, with most staying within the same state.

Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges often serve as an entry point for students with four-year degree aspirations. Lesser known is that they also provide valuable options for four-year students seeking to transfer to a technical college.

Because receiving institutions maintain student records, this report’s primary focus is on students who transferred credits to one of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges.

Read the report online here or download using the links below.

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