Office of Admission

Admission Guidelines

When we review your admission application, we will be looking for evidence that you can be successful at UW-Green Bay. Your performance on the transferable courses you’ve taken elsewhere help us to determine that.

  • College—Level Courses Completed

    UWGB is looking for transfer students who’ve 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 2.5 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 2.00 GPA on transferable coursework may be considered for admissions or placed on a waiting list based on review of the comprehensive academic record and consideration of the applicant’s letter of appeal.

  • Special Circumstances

    We understand: sometimes things happen in college. 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 adviser if you want to know more about the admissions guidelines: call 920.465.2111 or e-mail us at

  • Transfer FAQs

    What if I don’t have 15 transferable credits?
    Transfer students who have fewer than 15 credits completed at the time of application must also meet the New Freshmen Admission Guidelines.

    How do I know if my credits transfer?