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"I've only taken a few courses at another campus and I'm trying to decide when to transfer. What is unique about the UW Oshkosh program of general education?"

At UW Oshkosh, earning your degree and launching your career is more than a journey -- it is a Quest. You can expect:

  • small classes and the opportunity to ask the big questions.
  • learning communities.
  • passionate professors who have designed the courses they teach.
  • peer mentors to assure your success.
  • alumni mentors to make valuable community connections.
  • community projects that will provide high-value learning opportunities.
  • electronic learning portfolios.

"Will my general education courses transfer to UW Oshkosh?"

All transfer agreements will be honored. If you are transferring to UW Oshkosh, we are committed to your success.

  • The Admissions Office will help you determine the total number of credits you will be transferring (29 or less, 30-59, or 60 or greater). Then, you can work with an adviser to determine a personalized plan.
  • If you transfer in with fewer than 30 credits, you will have the opportunity to participate in USP.

"I have fewer than 30 credits. How will the University Studies Program make me better when I'm done with it?"

You will build a better, richer resume! Long before you earn your degree, employers will notice you are better prepared, culturally savvy and have community connections. You will stand out.

"I know that I want to transfer to UW Oshkosh.  When is the best time for me to transfer?  Should I finish my associate's degree first?"

There is not one right answer to this question.Every student's academic journey is different and there are many options that can work well. Your decision will depend on many factors including the major and degree that you eventually want to complete, course requirements, and your life circumstances. We recommend that you work with advisors and counselors at your current campus as well as UW Oshkosh to help you determine the best time for you to transfer. We welcome you to UW Oshkosh at any time!

"What is the Transfer Year Experience (TYE)?  Am I required to take it?"

The Transfer Year Experience (TYE) is a required orientation for students who transfer to UW Oshkosh with 30-59 credits. This short, interactive experience is designed to introduce you to:

  • the UW Oshkosh campus
  • a learning community of other transfer students
  • the range and value of available campus activities and resources
  • the value and goals of a Liberal Arts Education
  • the UW Oshkosh Signature Questions
  • a peer mentor
  • the unique value of a UW Oshkosh degree

TYE students get to know one another and are welcomed into the campus community through two face-to-face gatherings and an online community. In the TYE, you will become familiar with the opportunities, resources, and academic expectations at UW Oshkosh.  The TYE online interaction will take about 4-6 hours and can be completed at times you choose during your first seven weeks on campus.

"Will the University Studies Program take longer or cost more than other general education programs, especially if I transfer?"

This program is efficient and cost-effective. Be sure to meet with your academic adviser to choose the courses you need and want. An advisor can also help you determine "degree" requirements for specific majors. Those courses are different than USP's "general education" course requirements.