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With a variety of transfer options, you can start at Western and earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree from one of many four-year universities. Choose from:
Associate of Science–Liberal Arts (ASLA) Transfer Programs
The ASLA transfer programs are designed to help you on the path to a bachelor’s degree whether you are undecided in your career choice, have a specific career in mind, or would like to earn a two-year transfer degree.
There is the option to take the full two-year associate’s degree or to select courses that fit your transfer goals.
Within the ASLA program, this 2+2 transfer agreement with Viterbo University allows you to take general studies and engineering intro classes at Western, then transfer all 64 credits directly into Viterbo’s Engineering bachelor’s degree as a junior.
This agreement with UW-La Crosse allows you to take general studies and business classes, then transfer all 58-59 credits directly into one of seven UW-La Crosse business programs. View the Business Pathway transfer agreement.
Western students who start in the ASLA program can sign a transfer contract with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To enroll in this pathway, you must declare an intent to apply for admission to UW–Madison, meet UW-Madison admission requirements, and meet specified levels of academic achievement.
Select the higher-level general studies courses you need to complete your degree at another college or university. This is a great way to save on tuition if you’re taking a semester off or are home for the summer. This option is not eligible for Financial Aid.
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Transfer Agreements by Program
Several of Western's associate degree programs transfer directly into specific bachelor degree programs. Check the individual program pages for university transfer agreements available for that particular program, or see the complete list here.
Deciding to be a transfer student is an important decision. It is key to plan ahead and weigh all the information before deciding if being a transfer student is right for you.
Transferring works best if you have a plan. The more you can tell us about your goals, the more we can help get you there. If you are unsure, Western staff can help you develop a transfer plan.
Transfer Information Can Change
Every college and university changes its majors and programs from time to time. It is important that once you have decided on a transfer institution, you connect with them and find out the latest on any admission or program changes.
The Transfer Institution Decides What They Will Accept
Transfer institutions are the final decision maker on what will transfer in. As information changes, students are responsible for making sure that their credits will transfer.
The Transfer Institution Makes the Admission Decision
Colleges and universities will decide their own admission process and standards. It is important to be in close contact with the admissions office of the institution to which you plan to transfer, so that you know how to complete application materials before deadlines.