Transfer Credits

If the applicant has previously taken graduate courses and would like to have them considered for transfer to a University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduate degree program, the applicant must also provide official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where the graduate credits were earned. The official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution where the course work was completed to the Office of Professional Program Support. Transcripts become the property of UW-Platteville and will remain on file at the university. Those seeking admission must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. International degrees will be evaluated individually. In some cases, a fee may be assessed to have international transcripts evaluated. Some programs may have additional admission requirements.

The following guidelines apply for transferring credits to graduate programs at UW-Platteville:

  • To be accepted for transfer, credits must be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program along with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Faculty may be

a. the program's committee; or

b. some mix of the student's advisor, program head, and a faculty member with expertise in the field.

  • A maximum of 12 credits for a degree may be transferred.

  • Credits may be transferred only from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted.

Office of Professional Program Support
2100 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Applying Credits Earned in One Graduate Program Toward Another Graduate Degree

Credits from other University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduate degree programs may be applied to a second graduate degree at UW-Platteville upon the recommendation of the program faculty, up to a maximum of 12 credits. The total number of credits from other University of Wisconsin-Platteville degree programs and credits transferred from other institutions cannot exceed twelve credits.