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Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

Within 2 weeks of a student being admitted to UW-Oshkosh as degree seeking, the Registrar’s Office will evaluate completed and in-progress coursework at the time of application. Upon receipt of a final transcript which includes final grades for courses previously in-progress, the credit evaluation will be finalized.

If you would like to view how some of your courses may transfer prior to admission, please use our transfer equivalency database, called Transferology, and use the following guidelines to help you.

Depending on the school(s) you have attended, equivalencies for your courses may be listed in Transferology, the online transfer equivalency database.


Use Transferology to see how credits will transfer from UW System schools, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, and Wisconsin Tribal Colleges, as well as several two-year institutions from Minnesota and Illinois.

Transfer Guidelines

Credit Limits: The maximum number of transferable semester credits from a two-year college is 72. There is no credit limit on transferable credits from a four-year university.

Credit Conversion: If you have taken courses at an institution that uses quarter credit or units other than semester credits, we will convert your quarter credits/units to semester credits. If you have attended an institution that uses quarter credits, you will not lose credits in the conversion.

Grades: UW-Oshkosh transfers all earned grades. The grades you received at your previous institution(s) will not be calculated into your UW–Oshkosh grade point average. See the Official Grade Point Policy for more information.

Equivalent & Elective Credit: Transfer courses with descriptions that closely match the descriptions of courses taught at UW–Oshkosh will generally transfer as direct course equivalent credits. For example, an introductory macroeconomics course at your previous institution will likely transfer as our Econ 201 Principles of Macroeconomics. Transfer courses that don’t have direct course equivalents at UW–Oshkosh will transfer as elective credits within the appropriate academic department. For example, a course on the geography of Texas would transfer as geography elective credits because UW–Oshkosh does not offer a course with that specific content. Elective credits count toward a degree in the same way that a direct course equivalent does.

International Credit: International students will not be awarded credit for any English coursework or native language coursework completed at a non-US institution, since these courses are not taught at the university level in the US. International Credit is reviewed and evaluated by UW-Oshkosh’s International Admissions Counselor (

Degree Requirements: Specific degree requirements differ among the various UW–Oshkosh schools and colleges. Transfer credit applies toward degree requirements appropriately, depending on which major and/or degree you intend to complete. To learn more about degree and major requirements, please contact your Academic Advisor.

If necessary, a student, advisor or department chair can submit a credit evaluation appeal.

Registrar's Office

Dempsey Hall, Room 130 
Mon–Fri, 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8608

Registrar's Contact

Phone: (920) 424-3454
Fax: (920) 424-1098