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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. ASLA options include:
General Studies Pathway
If you're not sure what major you want to pursue, this is a great, cost-effective way to get started. You will be placed into a cohort group of students who take set general education classes together for the first year.
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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.
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Associate of Science-Liberal Arts (ASLA) Full Degree
The ASLA Transfer Degree is a two-year degree designed to provide you with 60 credits of general education credits commonly accepted for transfer into a wide range of bachelor's degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
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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.
Many Western courses are accepted throughout the UW System. Use the Transfer Information System for a list of specific courses as well as transfer tips and resources about the agreements between the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin System.