Overview of Credit Transfer Options

The Community Engagement & Education major is only 39 credits. This allows many credits taken by transfer students to apply to electives, including:

  • 42 credits of lower division electives
  • 12 credits of upper division electives

Transcripted military credits are often accepted.

Lower division credit may be earned for prior professional experience.

Completed associates degrees from accredited technical colleges may be eligible to transfer additional credits beyond those that would normally transfer to UWM. View the information below to see if you may qualify.

How Many of My Credits Will Transfer?

To get a fast and accurate representation of the transferability of your courses, apply to UWM using the light blue “Apply Now” button to the right of this section. Please note that applying to UWM is free!

See below for more information about specific options for transferring additional credits to the Community Engagement & Education program.

Questions about transfer admission?  Visit the Transfer Admissions webpage or contact an admissions specialist at 414-229-2222 or undergraduateadmissions@uwm.edu.

For more information about credit transfer, see the UWM Registrar’s Office Course Credit Transfer and School of Education Transfer Guides webpages.

Credit Transfer Options

42 Credit Broad-Based Transfer Policy for Completed Associates Degrees

Up to 42 credits that would not otherwise transfer to UWM may be awarded by Community Engagement & Education for courses from completed associates degrees at regionally accredited technical colleges. This may be in addition to credit that would already be otherwise transferrable. View the policy below.

42 Credit Broad-Based Transfer Policy for Completed Associates Degrees (PDF)

Note: This policy may apply if your degree program is not listed specifically below.

60 Credit Transfer Agreements (“Articulation Agreements”) With Specific Technical College Programs

All Wisconsin System Technical Colleges

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Gateway Technical College

Northcentral Technical College

Discussions with other Wisconsin system technical colleges are in process.

Note that while this page provides guidelines, final determinations of credit transfer amounts and the applicability of different policies discussed on this page are made through evaluations of individual transcripts by the Registrar and the School of Education.


Dr. Aaron Schutz
Professor and Program Director

To discuss your academic plan and coursework, contact an academic advisor:

Office of Student Services Advising

Academic Advising
(Last names A – L) – Tyree Bolden
(Last names M – Z) – Andrea Azarian