Transferring Credits and Articulation Agreements

Transferring Credits and Articulation Agreements

We will work with you to transfer as many of your credits as possible from other universities, University of Wisconsin Colleges, Minnesota community colleges, community or tribal colleges, technical colleges, military programs or any other institutions.

Students can transfer courses from an accredited college, university or community college; as long as the courses are in a similar curricular with a grade of "D" or higher, the credit should transfer. Some degree programs require at least a "C" or higher in order to transfer. It's good practice to keep a copy of your course descriptions, syllabus and catalog from the college/university/community college where the courses were taken.

Generally, you can transfer up to 72 credits to UW-Superior. If you earn an associate's degree from a University of Wisconsin college or university or from an MNSCU, you will be considered as having fulfilled your general education requirements at UW-Superior.

**Note: This policy does not apply to Teacher Education (Elementary and Secondary Education) students. Due to licensing requirements, students in the Teacher Education program will not necessarily have the general education requirements completed if they have an associate's degree. For these students, a full transcript review will be conducted to look for the specific classes required for licensing.

Articulation Agreements

UW-Superior works with many community, vocational and tribal colleges to make it easy for you to transfer course credits to our university.

These "articulation agreements" generally enable you to transfer credits earned through an associate's degree program to UW-Superior to meet general education requirements. In some cases, we have articulation agreements on specific programs, such as accounting, social work and criminal justice.

This page includes links to the various agreements. For more information about these agreements, check with your college counselors or contact our Admissions Office.

Transfer Guides

Guaranteed Transfer Agreements

Under the UW System Undergraduate Transfer Policy, these Associate Degrees are recognized as fully meeting the requirements of the UW-Superior General Education Program:

  • University of Wisconsin Colleges: Associate of Arts and Science
  • University of Wisconsin universities: all Associate Degrees

These Wisconsin Technical College Associate Degrees are recognized as specifically aligning with the Associate Degrees awarded by UW institutions, fully meeting the requirements of the UW-Superior General Education Program:

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College: Liberal Arts - Associate of Science
  • Madison Area Technical College: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science - Liberal Arts
  • Western Technical College: Associate of Science - Liberal Arts

More guaranteed transfer agreements include:

Articulation Agreements

Transfer Credit by Institution

Credit for Military Training

Credit may be awarded for military experience or military school training. Depending on the branch of the military, students are requested to supply their military services transcript to the Admissions Office transfer coordinator. This is to have your military transcript reviewed according to American Council on Education standards for credit on your student record. To request your military transcript, go to the appropriate site:

Prior Learning Assessment

The University of Wisconsin, Superior offers students the opportunity to earn credit for non-collegiate-sponsored learning experiences such as on-the-job training, vocational-technical training, workshops or seminars attended, and independent study. Visit the Prior Learning Assessment website for more information.