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If you have completed at least 15 transferrable credits at another college or technical school, you would be considered a transfer student at UW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay is a great place to finish your degree, and we want to help you through the transfer process. Here is a step-by-step guide to applying. If you have questions about the effect of the COVID pandemic on your application, consult our resources

Hoping to learn more about how your credits will transfer? You can contact our advisors to learn more.

Step 1: Prepare to Apply

UW-Green Bay is looking for transfer students who have successfully completed at least 15 transferable credits from an accredited college or university after graduating from high school.

All transfer applications receive a comprehensive review. Admission decisions are based on transfer GPA, number of credits earned, rigor and breadth of curriculum, and other predictors of success. Generally, students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above (on at least 15 completed transferable credits) have the highest likelihood of admission. Based on the comprehensive review, students with less competitive academic records may be placed on a waiting list.

Students with less than a 2.0 GPA on transferable coursework may be considered for admission or placed on a waiting list based on review of the comprehensive academic record and consideration of the applicant's letter of appeal. Learn more about how your credits will transfer.

In addition to your online application, we require official transcripts from any college or technical school you have attended since high school. Please note, transcripts that are emailed or faxed are not considered official for admission purposes. Official transcripts can be sent to:

UW-Green Bay Admissions
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

We also need to receive a $25 application fee. Students who last attended a UW Colleges 2-year campus are exempt from paying the application fee. Also, as of January 21, 2020, students whose most recent college attended is a Wisconsin Technical College are also exempt from paying the application fee.  Please know fee waivers are also available for eligible students.

What if I can't provide one of these required materials because of the COVID pandemic?

Transfer students who have fewer than 15 credits completed at the time of application must also meet the Freshman Admissions Guidelines.

Knowing how your credits will transfer is a big deal. We get that.

We want to help you understand how your credits will transfer to UW-Green Bay. But sometimes that is a complex question. After a student is admitted, their transcript receives a full official review. Before admission, our advisors can tentatively review your unofficial transcripts to let you know how your credits are likely to transfer.

On your own, you can look up your UW and WTCS courses using the Transfer Information System (TIS) or use the UW College Transfer Guides. Additionally, we've created a series of Transfer Guides from agreements between UW-Green Bay and area technical colleges. Be sure to take a look. Contact us if you need assistance.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with an advisor to go over your unofficial transcripts, you can contact the Admissions Office.

We are so glad you are interested in returning to UW-Green Bay!  If UW-Green Bay is the most recent college/university that you attended as a degree-seeking student, you are considered a re-entry student. You can complete the UW System application and select "re-entry" as your student type. You will not need to submit an application fee or transcripts as a part of your application.

If you previously attended UW-Green Bay, but have also attended another college/university since then, you are considered a transfer student and can consult the "What to Send" tab above.

If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office to speak with an advisor.

We understand. Sometimes things happen academically. Make sure you explain your circumstances in your personal statement on the application. This will help us have the whole picture of what happened during your previous college experience.

Please contact the Admissions Office to talk with an advisor if you want to know more about the admissions guidelines.

Students can begin to submit UW-Green Bay applications on the following dates:

  • April 1 – first day you can submit your Spring application
  • August 1 – first day you can submit your Fall application

UW-Green Bay has a rolling admissions process. This means we accept qualified students until we are full or until we reach the calendar deadline.

Review all Admissions Deadlines for further information.

Students at the UW-Green Bay campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan can transition smoothly to completing their bachelor's degree at UW-Green Bay without additional application. For more information contact your advisor about transitioning to the main campus.

You can learn more about the policies, agreements and programs in which UW-Green Bay participates. For detailed information about your path as a student at UW-Green Bay, we encourage you to contact an advisor

Step 2: Complete Your Application

Now is a great time to begin your application. Review our helpful hints, how to begin, and what to do after completing the application.

Begin Your Application

Your first step will be completing the UW System online application. Under the list of institutions, select “UW-Green Bay” to apply to our campus.

We also recommend that you read our helpful hints for completing your application.

A note for Re-entry Students:

  • Go to the UW System application UW System Application.
  • Enter your login ID and password. If you forgot your login ID and password, select "I can't remember my login ID and password" to retrieve your information
  • Choose "Create a New Application"
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Helpful Hints

We want you to put your best foot forward in your application. So, the least we can do is give you some hints for preparing your application.

  • Be sure to use the latest, most up-to-date version of your browser when filling out the application. If you are having trouble viewing the application, try updating your browser or using a different browser.
  • If you are using a mobile device to fill out the application and you encounter a problem, try switching to a desktop/laptop computer.
  • Do your homework. Be sure to learn about our campus before applying, and use what you learn when you write your application essays. You tell us your story, and show us how your will contribute to our campus academically and as a member of our community. Visiting campus is a great way to prepare for your application. Learn more about scheduling a visit.

Stuck? Ask for help. You can contact us to speak with an advisor about completing the application.

Send us your…

Don't forget, in addition to your online application, we will need to receive a $50 application fee. Students who last attended a UW Colleges 2-year campus are exempt from paying the application fee. Fee waivers are also available for eligible students.

We also require official transcripts from any college or technical school you have attended since high school. Transcripts can be sent to:

UW-Green Bay Admissions
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

Step 3: Check Status

We don't want to leave you hanging…

We want you to know what happens after you apply.

A few days after submitting your online application, you will receive an email message from the Admissions Office with the information needed to check the status of your application.

This status check will tell you where your application is in the review process. Specifically, you can learn how to complete your application, or if your application is complete and being processed by our Admissions Staff.

Check Status

Three Potential Admission Decisions

  1. One possibility is that you will be admitted. You will get a thick envelope in the mail containing a lot of information, including your UWGB email address and instructions for your next steps. You can find more details on the Admitted Students page.
  2. Another possibility is that you get a letter stating that you have been put on a waiting list. This sometimes happens for students whose academic background is a bit weaker than we like to see. Students on the waiting list are encouraged to send updated information (such as semester grades or new test scores) in order to show evidence of improvement.
  3. The third possibility is that admission might be denied. If you want to submit additional information that you think we did not take into consideration during our decision, feel free to do so. We call this an “appeal” of the decision. If admission is denied, our advisors would like to discuss your options for continuing your education. For example, you may be interested in starting your college work elsewhere with the intention of transferring to UW-Green Bay. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you work out a strategy for starting your college career and ultimately becoming a UW-Green Bay student.

What if I need to cancel my application?

We're sorry if you need to cancel your application, and hope we will be able to serve you in the future. If you do need to cancel your application, you can do so by completing the online cancel form. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security number so that we may verify your identity.

Feeling Lost?

Not sure about something? Need an extra opinion? We're here to help to make applying as easy as possible. Don't hesitate to call us!

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