UW Colleges to UW–Madison Transfer Planning Guide
This guide is subject to change and will be reviewed annually. It is not a substitute for advising. Students considering transferring from UW Colleges to UW–Madison are urged to begin planning for the transfer early and to seek guidance from a UW Colleges advisor and the UW–Madison advisor indicated below.
1. Application Procedure
The application period runs from December 1 to February 1 and the deadline for applying to the professional Nursing major for the Fall semester is February 1. Students not enrolled on the UW–Madison campus must submit an application form and all high school and college records to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Armory and Gymnasium, 716 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706-1481, or use the online application: http://www.apply.wisconsin.edu. Students applying directly to the nursing major must also submit a separate program application and college transcripts to the School of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions Office, K6/146, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792-2455. The application is available after December 1 online at http://www.son.wisc.edu.
Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Nursing receives approximately 400 applications a year for 154 spaces. Consequently, it is likely that the GPA required to be competitive for admission may be well above the minimum 2.75 GPA.
2. Non-course requirements
To be considered for admission to the Nursing major in the Fall semester, the following non-course requirements must be met by the end of Spring semester.
3. Required courses
A minimum of 54 credits is required for admission into the Nursing major. Those credits must include courses in Introductory Psychology, Introductory Sociology, Human Growth and Development, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology as detailed below:
4. Required courses not available at UW Colleges
5. Recommended electives available at UW Colleges
The required courses listed above add up to about 25 credits of the required 54 credits. Students should plan their curriculum to transfer an additional 29 credits. Recommendations for general education courses are below. Students should plan to take 12-13 credits of the remaining 29 at the intermediate or advanced level.
6. General education requirements.
Transfer students should plan their courses to transfer courses that will satisfy the UW–Madison general education requirements, especially Communications Part A (Comm A), Quantitative Reasoning Part A (QR-A), Quantitative Reasoning B (QR-B), and Ethnic Studies. Consult TIS, the appropriate section of the UW–Madison Undergraduate Catalog, and an advisor for details. Many transfer students will complete the Communications Part B (Comm B) requirement and some other general education requirements after transferring.
Any 6 credits of Humanities courses are accepted. Courses in literature, art history, and philosophy are typical examples. Seven additional credits of either Humanities or Social Studies, as student chooses, are also required. Suggested choices include courses in interpersonal communication. Nursing will accept for transfer foreign language courses that are taken as Humanities credits. Retroactive foreign language credits will count as electives.
Communication Part A: A placement test score that exempts a student from UW Colleges English 102 Composition II will also satisfy the UW–Madison Comm A requirement. English 102 will satisfy the Comm A requirement.
Communications Part B: Comm B is satisfied by Nursing 319, taken after admission to the Nursing major.
Quantitative Reasoning Part A: A placement test score that exempts a student from UW Colleges MATH 110 will also satisfy the UW–Madison Quant Reasoning A requirement. Math 110 will satisfy the Quant Reasoning A requirement..
Quantitative Reasoning Part B:
7. Special notes.
Students with 24 or more transferable semester credits who are not prepared for direct transfer into the Nursing major may apply to transfer to UW–Madison as pre-nursing students and complete the Nursing requirements at UW–Madison. The application deadline for Fall or Summer semester is February 1; for the Spring semester it is October 1. Admission to the University and the pre-nursing classification does not guarantee admission to the professional Nursing major.
For more information students should contact School of Nursing, Academic Programs Office, UW–Madison School of Nursing, (608) 263-5202, email@example.com, K6/146, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-2455.
UW–Madison School of Nursing staff responsible for verifying the accuracy of this information is Chris Logterman, (608) 263-5202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW–Madison TIS Liaison: Clare Huhn, Office of the Provost, 100 Bascom Hall, Madison WI 53706,
File last updated: November 23, 2009