Times of uncertainty have made the already-difficult decision about where to go to college even more challenging. As you contemplate this important choice, you should know you have a local, affordable option for the first half of your four-year degree, without sacrificing the full college experience of student clubs and organizations, dorm living options, and study abroad opportunities.
Mid-State’s University Transfer Liberal Arts programs provide the first two years of a four-year degree. Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who hold advanced degrees in their discipline and bring invaluable real-world experience to the classroom.
Here are just a few of the reasons students choose the University Transfer program:
- Seamless Transfer – Whether you attend for one term or one year, or choose to complete the full associate of arts or associate of science degree, any credits you earn through the University Transfer Liberal Arts program will seamlessly transfer to hundreds of colleges including every University of Wisconsin four-year campus.
- Guaranteed Transfer – Once admitted to your university, your associate degree is guaranteed to transfer in and satisfy all general education requirements, regardless of the individual courses you took*.
- Personalized Plan – The transfer process can be completely personalized for to you if you know which college you plan to transfer to and your intended major.
- Seasoned Online Instructors – Our instructors are already skilled and experienced with online teaching. It’s not new to them or to our college, so we’re prepared to deliver quality courses online
*The following colleges also guarantee admission: UW-Stevens Point, UW-Madison, UW-Stout, UW-Platteville, UW-Superior, UW-Green Bay, Northland College, and Northern Michigan University.
Fully Online This Fall
This fall we are offering both of the University Transfer Liberal Arts programs entirely online. This will allow students to earn a full associate degree without stepping foot on campus, if desired and depending on course choice. Many four-year institutions are also considering shifting courses online, but these classes will still come with the higher price of the university, even though you will not be physically attending.
Why Pay More for Similar Classes?
At Mid-State, tuition and fees for a three-credit class averages $476. At Wisconsin’s public universities, you’ll pay from $850 to $1,550. At a private university, up to $4,000.
As you can see, our cost per credit is 2–3 times lower than public institutions and up to 7 times lower than private college credits. This means you can save up to $20K in tuition for those first two years of college.
Plus, classes at Mid-State are small and personal, so you’ll receive the quality instruction and attention you deserve.
University Transfer is one of many great opportunities available at Mid-State. We know this is a difficult situation to navigate so please contact Dean of General Education Suzanne Rathe (715.342.3124) if you have any questions. We’re here to help no matter what you ultimately decide.
More about Transfer
- Transfer to Mid-State
We recognize that students starting at Mid-State often bring knowledge and skills obtained through a variety of previous educational, life, and career experiences. High school students often take advantage of a variety of Dual Credit to earn college credit before graduation, and those who have gained life or work experience may receive Credit for Prior Learning credit for knowledge and skills already gained.
- Transfer of Credit to Other Colleges
If you wish to continue your education at another institution, contact the college you wish to attend. Receiving institutions will determine acceptable transfer credit. For more information, explore our transfer agreements with other institutions.
Transferology—See Which Courses Transfer
Tranferology shows how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university for credit. Try Transferology—it's free!
Transferology is designed to help students answer the question, "Will my courses transfer?" Simply enter coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences, then discover in a single click how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when you transfer. Schools are ranked by the percentage of coursework they accept in transfer for each student, though you can focus the results with a number of handy filters and sorts. Details of how those courses will count are available with another click or two, and you can inform schools of your interest in transferring by asking about specific programs, campus visits, and/or coursework that has not yet been evaluated by the school.
If your school/course is not listed on Transferology, it does not mean your credit will not transfer. It simply means an official evaluation will need to be completed— contact our credit transfer coordinator.
Go to Transfer Wisconsin to learn more about how courses transfer in the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, and Tribal College systems.
Transfer of Credit to UW System Schools
Did You Know?
Beyond the University Transfer programs, if you wish to continue your education in the University of Wisconsin System, you may be eligible to transfer credits from a wide variety of Mid-State classes and programs toward a bachelor’s degree in several ways.
- You may be able to transfer up to 30 credits of general education coursework through the Universal Transfer Agreement between UW System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).
- If you have successfully completed an associate degree, you may be eligible to transfer certain technical support and/or occupational credits when there is a direct relationship between the associate degree program and a program offered at a UW System institution. See also detailed information about the transfer of credits to UW System Schools for our liberal arts programs: Liberal Arts – Associate of Arts and Liberal Arts – Associate of Science.
- You can take advantage of articulation agreements between Mid-State and certain UW institutions for some programs.
- You may also be eligible to earn appropriate scores on national standardized examinations (e.g., College Level Examination Program) or examinations developed by the UW System transfer institution.
- You may be able to participate in the Guaranteed Transfer Declaration with UW-Stevens Point.
- Have individual courses evaluated for transferability by UW System staff.
For more information about transfer opportunities, consult with your Mid-State Technical College advisor or college advisors and admissions staff at the college of your choice.
Course Transfer by UW School