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
November 1 is the deadline for both Early Decision and Early Action 1 application programs.
Early Decision is best if Lawrence is your first choice and you intend to enroll if you are admitted and if your financial package makes it possible for you to attend Lawrence. In addition to the benefit of closing out your college search and moving on to the business of being a Lawrentian, you'll also be eligible for priority financial aid and priority housing consideration. If you are admitted as an Early Decision applicant to Lawrence, you will need to withdraw your applications from any other colleges to which you applied and submit your enrollment deposit by December 15.
Early Action 1 is a great option to be considered early for admission. You will hear back from us by December 15. You'll have until May 1 to consider your offer of admission and enroll at Lawrence.
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.
Lawrence and UW Fox
The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley and Lawrence have created a special partnership between our institutions in recognition of our shared investment in the local community. Those students who intend to transfer from UW Fox to Lawrence are encouraged to use the additional services and resources available to them. You will have a designated transfer consultant from Lawrence: Chuck Erickson. As soon as you know that you want to transfer to Lawrence, make an appointment with him to discuss your UW Fox academic program as well as your educational aspirations.
Just like other transfer students, UW Fox students will be assigned an advisor in the spring preceding matriculation to Lawrence. You will be invited to come to Lawrence to your new advisor’s office to discuss your academic program and your academic major.
As a UW Fox transfer student you will also be invited to attend a summer visit day and to meet with a peer mentor who can answer questions you have about transferring from the UW system to Lawrence.
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.