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Request to Transfer into L&S

The College of Letters & Science (L&S) welcomes current UW-Madison students with an established GPA to transfer into the College granted they meet certain requirements: Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at UW-Madison and a 2.0 in their most recent semester at UW-Madison, including summer term. Please note: only new students, freshmen and transfer, who do not have an established UW-Madison GPA may request to transfer into the College of Letters & Science during their first term on campus without an established GPA.

How to Transfer into L&S

Freshmen and sophomores (with 53 or fewer earned degree credits) and new students without an established GPA are required to attend a transfer workshop. To sign up for a transfer workshop (spring and fall semesters only), students must reserve a seat using the On Campus Transfer Workshop link. Select "Letters & Science Advising Services" in the OHRD Catalog and choose an On-Campus Transfer Workshop. All transfer workshops are held in Bascom Hall. Note the room when registering for a workshop.

Please note the Fall 2017 deadline to transfer to Letters & Science is Friday, November 17.

Juniors and seniors (54 or more earned degree credits) are welcome, but not required, to attend a transfer workshop. Juniors and seniors refer to Request to Transfer into the College of Letters & Science. Please note the deadline to transfer into Letters & Science is Friday, November 17. All online requests submitted after this date will be processed at the beginning of the following semester.

If you are currently a UW-Madison student who wishes to transfer into L&S and need immediate advising assistance, please call at 608-262-5858 or email

Dropped Students

If a student has been dropped by another school or college on the UW-Madison campus and wants to transfer into L&S, the student must be readmitted by the original school or college prior to initiating an L&S transfer. L&S will not admit students who are in dropped status.