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

At this time we are accepting applications for the 2020 academic year. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Common Application

Lawrence Application

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.

About Lawrence

Lawrence offers:

  • 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.

Contact Us

We have admissions officers dedicated to transfer admissions; feel free to contact them anytime.

Chuck Erickson
Transfer Admissions Coordinator

Marcy O'Malley
Director of International Admissions for International Transfer Students

If you are an international student who would like to transfer to Lawrence, please make sure to use the international admissions checklist when applying.

Financial Aid Information

Transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships up to $30,000 per year! Phi Theta Kappa scholars will receive a scholarship of $30,000 upon admittance. Learn more about the financial aid offered to transfer students at Lawrence and see the financial aid checklist.

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Schedule a Visit

 Visiting campus is the best way to get a feel for the campus which will help with your decision. Try the food, meet some students, see the sights, chat with professors, sit down with an admission counselor and more. Schedule your visit to Lawrence.