Academic Affairs

Student Transfer from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) to the UW System


Transfer of WTCS General Education Core Courses

Under the UWS Transfer Policy (ACIS 6.0), students may transfer general education courses (social/behavioral sciences, communications, mathematics, and natural sciences) offered in WTCS applied associate degree programs.  In determining transferability of these courses, each UW institution takes into account the quality and comparability of the coursework and its applicability to degree requirements.

The same curriculum is offered by all 16 technical colleges so UW institutions only need to evaluate the courses once and then apply any articulation and transfer agreements to all WTCS districts.  The WTCS course information available to assist institutions in the evaluation, including course outcome summaries and sample syllabi, is posted on the WTCS website.

Review Process - UW institutions will follow their customary processes to determine transferability and applicability of the WTCS courses.  If the faculty/staff reviewing the course(s) have additional questions, the WTCS course materials include contact information.  Once UW institutions finalize the transfer decisions, they post them on TIS.


Transfer of Other WTCS Occupational/Technical Courses

Under the UWS Transfer Policy (ACIS 6.0), UW institutions may accept in transfer occupational/technical courses offered in WTCS applied associate degree programs when the courses are determined to be equivalent or comparable to courses in their curriculum.  UW institutions review the courses on a case by case basis.  WTCS districts and UW institutions are encouraged to work with their regional partners to initiate the review of these courses.  Once UW institutions finalize the transfer decisions, they are posted in the Transfer Information System (TIS).

If you have questions or comments, contact Stephen Kolison, Associate Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Global Programs at skolison@uwsa.edu.