UW, technical college systems ease credit transfers for students
MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System put their heads together and created a new online tool called Transferology to simplify credit transfers in Wisconsin.
Students now can access Transferology by visiting UW System’s Transfer Wisconsin web page or each UW university or technical college’s credit transfer webpage.
The UW System coordinated the launch of Transferology Wednesday with a team from UW System campuses and technical colleges. The project also included the College of Menominee Nation and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
The UW System produced a three-minute Transferology promotional video to show how the new tool makes it easier for students to check course equivalencies and help them make better decisions on transferring credits to another campus.
In Transferology, students enter their course information and see how those courses best match for transfer to other colleges and universities. Students also can check to see what courses they can take at other institutions that will transfer to the college where they are currently enrolled.
Transferology’s national database also will allow students in other states to explore options for transferring or taking courses at Wisconsin institutions
The UW System needed to replace the transfer information system it built 25 years ago because it no longer was meeting the needs or expectations of students or campus staff.
“This new transfer tool is long overdue and a significant win for Wisconsin students,” said former UW System President Ray Cross, who championed Transferology. “This initiative helps UW System achieve one of its priorities to make the transfer process seamless, smooth and easy to navigate for all students in Wisconsin.”
“Credit transfer, both into and out of our system, continues to be of great interest to our students,” said Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna K. Foy. “This is a fantastic development that furthers our efforts to make transfer as straightforward as possible.”
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