With your transfer from UW-Rock County to a four-year institution in mind...
Because the majority of our students transfer to baccalaureate institutions to complete their junior and senior years, a smooth transfer is of utmost importance. With that in mind, we have designed several programs to meet our students' individual needs.
All students are encouraged to work closely with Student Services' advisors — the correct planning is essential!
For further information regarding these or any other transferring issues, please contact the Office of Student Services, (608) 758-6565 ext. 200 or send an e-mail to Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges Guaranteed Transfer Program enables students to begin their education as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin Colleges and be guaranteed admission to a UW System institution as a junior. After fulfilling certain credit and grade point average requirements, students will transfer with the same rights and privileges as those who begin their education at the baccalaureate institution.
To be eligible to participate students must:
If you are a new freshman at UW-Rock County and you know not only where you plan to transfer, but also what your major will be, you may want to follow articulation guidelines.
Articulation guidelines, whether formal or informal, will guide you through the course selection process, placing a strong emphasis on the individual program requirements of the University of Wisconsin campus from which you plan to earn a bachelor's degree. Some articulation agreements may require an associate degree. In most cases, however, your counselor will look at the courses required by the baccalaureate campus for a particular major and apply course equivalencies between the two campuses.
Students who do not qualify for the joint admission program, or who decide on a major or transfer institution after the first two weeks of their freshman year, should be guided by the articulation guidelines provided by Student Services' counselors.
If you are undecided about your major or transfer university, completion of the Associate of Arts and Science degree (AAS) at UW-Rock County will have several advantages:
Students holding the UW Colleges AAS degree often are given preference over other transfer students in admission to University of Wisconsin baccalaureate campuses.
The AAS degree is recommended for all students if meeting the requirements does not delay or otherwise interfere with their overall educational goals (i.e. if completion of an AAS degree adds unnecessary courses to those required by the ioint admission program or articulation guidelines and does not provide the student with preferred treatment at a transfer institution, the student is advised to bypass the degree).
lthough you earn the AAS degree, you may still be required to complete additional credits and/or specific courses within general education breadth categories if it is required by your transfer school or college, external professional accrediting association or program approving agency. Furthermore, you must still meet proficiency/competency requirements, junior/senior level general education breadth requirements or major or program requirements.
If you are not participating in the joint admission program, following articulation guidelines, or working toward an AAS degree, you may attend classes in preparation for an early transfer.
Early transfer students need to satisfy the requirements of the baccalaureate campus (UW or other) and should consult the course equivalency tables available in the Student Services office.
Special students are those who are taking courses at UW-Rock County for personal or professional reasons but are not candidates for a degree.