Beginning in Fall 2014, students who transfer to UW Oshkosh can expect:
- a learning community tailored to their needs.
- supportive relationships with UW Oshkosh's teaching community and staff.
- resources and a free transfer student short-course to support their academic success.
- speedy assessment of courses to be transferred to UW Oshkosh from other campuses.
- easy-to-use electronic learning portfolios keeping track of their journey and success.
- connections with their local communities.
29 and Fewer Credits
Considered as a freshman transfer student, you are required to take all USP Quest and Connect courses.
A course-by-course audit, in addition to courses approved for direct transfer in the UW System Transfer Information System (TIS), allows credits for courses completed at other institutions in communication, writing and other disciplines corresponding with Explore course expectations.
Please Note: You enroll in Quest I or Quest II courses but are not required to enroll concurrently in the communication or writing courses if you enter with credit for those course equivalents.
Considered as a sophomore transfer student, you are required to take a no cost Transfer Year Experience (TYE) designed to introduce you to:
- the UW Oshkosh campus
- value of campus activities
- value and goals of a Liberal Education
- learning communities
- three Signature Questions
In addition to the TYE, sophomore-level transfer students take a Quest III course with other non-transfer sophomores. Explore requirements are determined after a course-by-course audit or automatic transfer through TIS.
With this number of credits, you are not required to take the Quest sequence or TYE. These credits transfer course by course through an audit or automatically through TIS. If you completed an associate’s degree at a UW System institution, these credits automatically fulfill USP requirements at UW Oshkosh.
Students Transferring Out of UW Oshkosh
If you are transferring to another institution, Quest I, II and III courses are coded with the discipline in which they are offered. As such, they will meet requirements of other institutions’ general education programs. All current and emerging UW System agreements related to inter-institutional transfer are honored by USP.
For more information about transferring and USP, please read through the Transfer Students Frequently Asked Questions guide.