Transferring to Four-Year Colleges
Many of the technical colleges have articulation (transfer) agreements with four-year private colleges and universities in the University of Wisconsin System. These agreements may contain course-to-course equivalencies, while others provide for a total program transfer. All college transfer credits are transferable.
The Transfer Information System (TIS) is a website that has been developed by the UW System in cooperation with the Wisconsin Technical College System. The purpose of TIS is to help students understand their options and provide information about transferring credits and programs between the two systems.
You can also view the transfer agreements by technical college.
If you are already planning to attend a four-year college or university after attending one of Wisconsin's technical colleges, it is highly recommended that you talk to an admissions counselor or academic advisor. Requirements vary from institution to institution and an admissions counselor or academic advisor can help you plan your coursework to optimize your transfer of credit into your major. They can also help you choose an appropriate college or university to meet your career goals.
Transferring Credits into the Technical Colleges
If you have attended another postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer credits into your Wisconsin technical college. You may also be granted credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired if they are equal to your chosen technical college's curriculum. This "advanced standing" may be based on previous coursework in high school or college, work experience, Youth Options, Youth Apprenticeship, military training, independent study, apprenticeship or other courses. It is important to check with a college advisor for specific information and approval of credit transfers.