In 2014, Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin colleges entered into a partnership designed to facilitate the transfer from the two-year college system of students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree at Lawrence University. We believe that these transfer students from local institutions help to strengthen our bonds with the community in which we live and bring different experiences and perspectives to academic work.
Apply to Lawrence
Due to circumstances outside of their control, students in California impacted by wildfires and students from the Chicago Public School District are automatically granted an extension for Early Decision and Early Action 1 until November 15.
We accept either the Common Application or the Lawrence Application with no preference for one over the other. Lawrence University does not charge an application fee.
Which UW College Courses Will Transfer?
Use the master course list to search for a specific UW Colleges course and find out how it will transfer. Be sure to check out the Transfer Credit page for more information about applying transfer work to requirement, equivalent credit, and more.
Please keep in mind that the following courses will not transfer:
• courses taken in an online format
• math courses below calculus or statistics
• courses not part of the Lawrence liberal arts curriculum; e.g., business, physical education, engineering, learning skills
Resources for Admitted Students
Once you have been admitted to Lawrence—usually in the spring preceding your matriculation into the university—you will be assigned an advisor with whom you are encouraged to communicate about your future coursework at Lawrence, the major or majors you are considering, and the requirements, whether general education or major, that you will need to fulfill to make good progress to your degree.
For students entering Lawrence in the fall, a special orientation for transfer students will be offered during Welcome Week, before first term classes begin. Transfer students will also have the opportunity to register before freshmen students register.
- majors in over 30 disciplines and interdisciplinary areas
- opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty and peruse in-depth study of an area of interest through tutorials and independent study courses
- a residential campus community with a rich array of campus events and organizations that complement the academic program
- much more...
Applicants should display the potential and drive to complete a bachelor’s degree at a liberal arts college, have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or better, and demonstrate leadership abilities and critical thinking skills.