Future undergraduate students
The Engineering General Resources (EGR) office can offer advice on transfer policies, discuss degree requirements, and help students plan an educational program.
Some transfer students begin their studies at UW-Madison schools and colleges outside the College of Engineering, such as the School of Nursing or the College of Letters and Science. Others begin their studies at two- and four-year institutions outside UW-Madison. Students who have already been admitted to a College of Engineering degree-granting program may switch engineering programs if their interests change.
Generally, if courses are chosen appropriately, students at other accredited institutions can transfer at least two years of course work and the credits will apply toward engineering degree requirements. Students anticipating a transfer should consider the requirements for their intended major and whether their initial campus offers acceptable basic courses. At all stages, students must understand that transfer admission to the College of Engineering is competitive; they therefore must plan carefully to establish an academic record of success.
UW-Madison students in other schools and colleges on campus, and College of Engineering students wanting to change to another engineering program, must meet the requirements for admission to engineering degree granting classifications. The requirements are the minimum for admission consideration; the grade point requirements can be higher as demand trends change. The student’s overall academic record at UW-Madison is also considered.
For students who transferred to UW-Madison from another campus, the transfer courses and grades will be considered; however, academic progress at UW-Madison is an important factor in the application review.
Students apply to their intended engineering program by submitting the Application for Transfer into a Degree-granting Engineering Program form by November 1 for spring semester and March 1 for fall. Interested students are encouraged to consult early and often with advisors in the EGR Office.
Students who previously attended UW but have not been enrolled for a semester or more.
The Engineering Transfer Blueprint is a program for Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) students interested in guaranteed admission to participating degree programs in the College of Engineering. To qualify, students must be enrolled at Madison College and sign the program declaration form prior to completing 30 college transfer credits at Madison College. Upon completing the Blueprint requirements, they are guaranteed admission to their specified program of interest. Madison College also offers a suggested two-year curriculum that incorporates the required Blueprint courses. Interested students should consult Madison College or the Transfer Admissions Coordinator in the EGR Office.