The Graduate School allows programs to transfer credits for previous coursework under the conditions detailed below. Any prior coursework accepted under these parameters must have been rigorous and meet the expectations of graduate work for the degree.
A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:
(1)One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
(2)At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.
Alternatively, a credit hour is defined as the learning that takes place in at least 45 hours of learning activities, which include time in lectures or class meetings, in-person or online, laboratories, examinations, presentations, tutorials, preparation, reading, studying, hands-on experiences, and other learning activities; or a demonstration by the student of learning equivalent to that established as the expected product of such a period of study.
In all cases, learning in for-credit courses is guided by a qualified instructor and includes regular and substantive student-instructor interaction.
|Transfer Credit from Other Graduate Institutions(s)||Transfer Credit from Undergraduate Career at UW-Madison (up to 7 credits total)||Transfer Credit from Undergraduate Career at UW-Madison (up to 7 credits total)||Transfer Credit from University Special Student Career at UW-Madison (up to 15 credits total)|
|Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement||No||No||No||No|
|Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement Allowed||Allowed||Allowed up to 7 credits numbered 300 or above||
Allowed up to 7 credits if approved by the Graduate School
|Allowed up to 15 credits numbered 300 or above|
|Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Credit Requirement||Allowed||Allowed up to 7 credits numbered 700 or above||Allowed up to 7 credits if approved by the program||Allowed up to 15 credits numbered 700 or above or taken to meet the requirements of a Capstone Certificate.|